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An anatomy of paralysis

Pakistan’s politics has assumed the form of a circular movement which keeps coming back to the starting point after exhausting all possible forms of abuse and invective. There is nothing…

Anatomy of hate

Unlike other countries, where democracy is functional and state institutions are run by visionary leaders, politics in Pakistan thrives on hate and negativity. Political leaders in Pakistan, with little exceptions,…

A shift in Nato

For the obvious reason of a smoldering war on the eastern fringe of Europe, the just-concluded Nato summit in Madrid, which took place within a few days after the EU…

Threatening the planetEvaggelos Vallianatos

There must be personal and cultural reasons why some people never touch guns and others arm themselves and consider it their fundamental right to bear arms. Connecting the rhetoric of…

Anatomy of a budget

The government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir presented a budget of Rs163.7 billion for the next fiscal year in the legislative assembly a few days ago. During the last few…

Nato’s stance

The forthcoming Madrid summit of Nato at the end of this week has attracted unusual attention in the context of a smoldering war in the eastern fringe of Europe. The…

Anatomy of the Seventh NFC

The National Finance Commission is locked in a stalemate. Constitutionally mandated to give an Award for distribution of federal tax revenues, it has succeeded only sporadically. The last successful NFC…