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Incompetence, conspiracy and citizenship

Pakistan received approval from its main regulator on health, the National Institute of Health, to begin a Phase 3 study using the CanSino vaccine developed in China by CanSino Biologics.…

Is There A Grand Conspiracy?

Is there a grand conspiracy?

For months now, Nawaz Sharif and his daughter have sought to convince the Pakistani voter, the international press and, in less obvious ways, the wider international community, that a grand…

International Connections

International connections

There was a time when Pakistanis would be found chanting loudly for internationalising an issue. They thought that by involving the world they had a better chance of getting a…

Conspiracy In Silk

Conspiracy in silk

A Century ago, in British-ruled Multan, the Punjab authorities detained a messenger by the name of Abdul Haq. He had travelled from Kabul with three yellow silk letters sewn into…

A Conspiracy Against My Father

A conspiracy against my father

15. It was a conspiracy and an international one at that. But it could not have been carried out in practical terms without active and acquired assistance through local collusion.…

A popular epitaph

PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan’s remarks in parliament about Osama bin Laden a few days ago stirred a debate where the most efficient among his party loyalists found it impossible to defend him.…

No comment necessary

“PAKISTAN is stable now. That pressure [to stabilise the economy] has been relieved. Now I will go after them [the corrupt politicians],” said Imran Khan in an address to the…

Remembering Bhutto The Writer

Remembering Bhutto the writer

In the first part of this article that appeared yesterday on the 40th death anniversary of Z A Bhutto, we discussed his earlier books such as The Myth of Independence…

Toxic Marriage

Toxic marriage

Pakistan and the US have been in a 70-year relationship. It has been a toxic marriage, and toxic love; but also a mutually dependent relationship. The US has been dependent…

The Conundrum

The conundrum

Let’s consider three scenarios. In the first, the PML-N loses and the PTI wins and form the government. In the second, the PML-N wins and forms the government. In the…