Tashkent Declaration

Since neither the US nor the UK wanted to take the lead, it was up to Soviet diplomacy to work toward a peace settlement after the war. Prime Minister Kosygin offered to help Pakistan and India work out their differences. Pakistan was hesitant at first, because the Soviet Union has been favoring India ever since … Continue reading Tashkent Declaration


Polygamy in Pakistan: A Legal Perspective

Key Takeaways Polygamy continues to be the most contentious and unsettled issue throughout the contemporary Muslim world. The Commission on Marriage and Family Laws 1955 composed a report to protect women's rights. The Muslim Family Law Ordinance (MFLO), 1961, in section 6, introduced the condition that the husband must present an application and submit fees … Continue reading Polygamy in Pakistan: A Legal Perspective

Journalism vs. Dictatorship

Ayub Khan had nationalized the Progressive Papers Limited (PPL) on the advice of Qudratullah Shahab, who had prepared the draft for the takeover. Following the same precedence, Zia's government took over the Peoples Foundation Press (PFP), which the Bhuttos owned, instead of directly banning its subsidiary, the daily Musawat in Karachi. The nationalized PFP notified … Continue reading Journalism vs. Dictatorship