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PM Khan Vs Gen Ziaul Haq

PM Khan vs Gen Ziaul Haq

The big fear in the first half of 2018 was that there would be no election. Somehow, someone, somewhere would find an excuse to delay the election. The conduct of…

The powerful four

The PML-N and the PPP have taken the right step by aligning together to form the next government. Though there are allegations of stolen mandate from the PTI, it appears…

A useful trip to Japan

In the changing geopolitical situation of this region, economic relations are going to play a significant role. With Pakistan’s volatile economy and a tight financial position, the country needs to…

Confused agendas

The amount of confusion surrounding what the PTI and Imran Khan are precisely standing for continues to envelop the political thinking of the country. There is one point of view…

Long haul from The Mall

Often it is impossible to escape Lahore, even if you happen to physically exist at a distance from the beloved city. With the ‘jail bharo’ movement having kicked off in…

Political realities, social cultures

For most of those who live in today’s Pakistan – the country made up primarily of young people as well as the very young – the era of Gen Ziaul…

Deepening the Zia dictatorship

In my last article, ‘Remembering 1977’ (Aug 29), I highlighted how the year 1977 became a turning point in Pakistan’s history. Within 40 days after his military coup on July…

Ninety years of a full life [Part – II]

In Lahore, the 1960s began with devastating news for all progressive and left-wing activists. Hassan Nasir, a young communist leader, was arrested and tortured to death by the goons of…

Dynasty or cult?

LET’S rewind five years. Back in 2017, things weren’t as bad as they are today. Pakistanis weren’t suffering from rampant inflation and the rupee was hovering at about 105 to…

Sara Suleri’s legacy

SARA Suleri, the Pakistani-born writer, academic and critic, passed away at the age of 68 on March 22 in Connecticut after a long period of ill health. She was best…