After a brief hiatus, I have completed a chapter of my memoirs on Eradication of Corruption.
In all sphere of human activity, particularly the media and politics, a culture should progressively be developed to look for the law when faced with a problem, follow the law or get it changed if defective. Where no law available follow what God has ordained maintain balance with justice and fairness.
I have added a three-part series to Chapter 8 of my memoirs. The chapter and its parts deal with Governance, Bureaucracy, Accountability, and Jurisdiction. Read here…
Chapter 8 Governance
Part I Present State of Bureaucracy
Part II Accountability Supervision and Reports
Part III Jurisdiction – Chaotic Usurpation
Lt. General (retired) Abdul Majid Mallik has written his autobiography in Urdu, published in 2015 with the title “Hum Bhi Wahan Maujood Thai” (translated “I was also present there”
It mentions (translated):
“An important event like Kargil required research and analysis but we showed our traditional lack of interest. But India is far ahead of us in these matters. In India not only inquiry takes place, but the report is also published, those responsible are punished. After Kargil, they continued this practice of holding an inquiry. The failure of Indian Army Intelligence was recognized, and necessary corrective action was taken in this respect. Unfortunately, in Pakistan, no such inquiry is held in such matters.” (p.252) Continue reading “History, how we write it. Why we do not learn from it”
The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) has been examining and has noticed the following shortcomings in the handling of cases of public interest litigation under Article 184 (popularly known as ‘suo moto’ action) of the constitution. As published in Dawn newspaper Karachi dated September 16th, 2011 with a follow-up story published on September 7, 2018. Continue reading “Public Interest Litigation under Article 184 of the Constitution”
I have added a chapter to my memoirs on Governance. You can read it here…
I am reproducing the report that I submitted to the Chief justice of Pakistan on 6th Feb 1990.
“Report on the Delayed Arrival of the Pakistan Delegate at the Inaugural Session of the Seminar on the Independence of the Judiciary held at New Delhi, India on 20th January 1990
On our arrival at the Indra Gandhi Air Terminal, New Delhi, India, on the evening of 19th January 1990, Mr. Imdad Ali, Protocol Officer of our High Commission, and also an official of the Indian Supreme Court received us, the latter presenting bouquet, the former having arranged the transport from the airport to the hotel. The Protocol Officer handed me a small envelope (Annex I) containing the visiting card of the Pakistan High Commissioner with the following writing on it: –
“Welcome to Delhi. I shall call at the Hotel at 9.30 a.m. tomorrow and accompany you to the opening session”. Continue reading “My Most Embarrassing Experience of Service”
I have added a section for Tributes on this site.
The first tribute is to Late Justice KMA Samdani