Posts From Z Khalid

Proposal for a Citizens’ Vigilance Task Force

In developed countries, law enforcement agencies and citizens who are mindful of their social obligations form liaison committees to share useful information with each other; especially during investigations. In Pakistan, the most famous example quoted in the media is that of Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) in Karachi. Unfortunately, this forum became heavily politicized by a certain political party which is known to have militant leanings. Its presence in just

The Importance of Healthy Civil-Military Relations for Effective National Security

Civil-Military Relations or CMR is defined as the relationship between the civilian authority and military organizations. They are a set of cohesive measures designed to ensure that a stable equilibrium exists for the smooth running of a country. In Pakistan, for instance, the civil authority refers to the political and administrative setup (Prime Minister’s Cabinet, the President, various civil agencies and heads of ministries such as the Ministry of Interior