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Syed Ali Zafar
Syed Ali Zafar

  • April 13, 2023

    When water is weaponized

    The Indus Waters Treaty has survived major wars and numerous conflicts between Pakistan and India, mainly due to India’s belligerent attitude and...

  • February 09, 2023

    Weaponizing water warfare

    “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” – Sun TzuWhile the Indus Waters Treaty has survived major wars and numerous...

  • October 03, 2021

    Fake news

    Fake news can have dangerous consequences; this was true even in ancient times when, without print or electronic media, a lie could only spread...

  • September 18, 2021

    The lawfare trap

    We all know how nations conquer. Yes, though war – which conjures up images of machine gun fire, tanks, fighter jets, exploding bombs and...

  • September 01, 2021

    More supreme than the law?

    The judiciary is the guardian of rule of law, and that is why people have tremendous faith in it and a legitimate expectation that, when deciding...

  • December 27, 2020


    The recent declarations by the top leadership of Pakistan’s main political parties who have formed an umbrella alliance called the PDM – that...

  • December 16, 2020

    Rape and the law

    In a previous column on these pages, I had stated that severity of punishment alone does not stop criminals from committing sexual crimes; the real...

  • September 30, 2020

    The cultural industry

    Cinema takes us into a world of fantasy and affects how people see reality. Many in Pakistan were upset after seeing Turkish actors wearing Western...

  • September 18, 2020

    Reform the system

    In a recent tweet, I had said that in a civilized society protection to women is given outside the home, and this is called “successful...