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Desperate histrionics

The opposition is threatening to launch another series of protests against rising inflation in the country. They have announced some demonstrations in a few cities beginning this month. But, because…

History And Histrionics

History and histrionics

Many years ago, during our training as local reporters and producers for CNN, an expert from Atlanta gave us vital tips on dealing with the twin devils of our field:…

Shoe-throwing Histrionics

Shoe-throwing histrionics

It all began about a week ago as the hot plains of Punjab boiled under the flame of endless hours of loadshedding. Discussions about money generate their own heat, and…

The Cynics And The Deluded

The cynics and the deluded

How to get decent, kind and humane people to participate in exploiting the poor? This has always been the central problem facing those who have waged the war against the…

The Mechanics Of An Election

The mechanics of an election

The new Chief Election Commissioner, Fakhruddin Ebrahim, is a respected gentleman who has served the country in various legal and judicial capacities for over half a century. He is an…

Ending hopium—I

Is it time to implement manifestos, return to the drawing board under the shadow of a national government, maintain status quo or take prioritized measures to prepare Pakistan of 2047…

The blessed and the not-so-blessed economies

The world economy is in transition. The richest economies were exposed during Covid. Their might of resources was questioned. The height of knowledge was mocked. Having had a torrid time…