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Pakistan’s generals are ever more involved in running the country; And the prime minister seems ever more dependent on their backing

Before he became prime minister, Imran Khan was happy to hold forth about the role of the armed forces in Pakistan. They were so influential...

Myanmar: Media organisations shut down by military, offices raided; IFJ calls for UN investigation

Image: A Myanmar policeman chases a journalist holding a camera. Credit: Facebook (IFJ)Media organisations across Myanmar were ordered to close by the Myanmar Military Council...

Human Rights Council calls for release of all arbitrarily detained persons in Myanmar, and lifting of state of emergency

Image: Protesters face riot police in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Tension in the confrontations between the authorities and demonstrators against last...

Necessity: Doctrine that destroyed Pakistani democracy – Dr Jayampathy Wickramaratne.

Image: Pakistani-military-ditators-Gen.Ayub-Khan-Gen.Yahya-Khan-Gen.Zia-ul-Haq-Gen.Pervez-Musharraf (NewsinAsia) The doctrine of necessity was first expounded in the 13th century by English jurist Bracton, who stated ‘that which is otherwise not...
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