Faisal Shakeel

An Islamabad based correspondent for Express 24/7

Maybe they forgot it wasn’t Pakistan…

The conviction of Pakistani cricket players in a UK court is truly embarrassing for the nation in general and for cricket followers in particular. So what should we do next? Should we close the chapter and move on? I think we should stop, step back a little and view the entire episode in the larger context. I see it as a symptom of a disease that has spread far and deep across the length and breadth of the country. When you keep on brushing filth under the carpet for too long, it sometimes finds its way out. The spot-fixing trio ...

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Inquiries in NICL scam

The judiciary has been walking the tightrope with the doctrine of “judicial restraint” in one hand and the desire to shake off corruption in the other. The latest order in the NICL scam shows that the judiciary is inclined not to get bogged down in the balancing act and get on with pursuing corruption cases. During the proceedings, leading to the detailed order, Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry had conveyed his displeasure to the prime minister through the attorney general over the transfer of the investigators of the scam. The three-judge bench, headed by the Chief Justice, had repeated its ...

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