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Renaming NWFP

Renaming NWFP

There is a likelihood of the curtain finally dropping on the issue of a new nomenclature for NWFP, a dispute that has continued to hang fire for the last many…

NWFP Takes The Brunt

NWFP takes the brunt

“WE all must know why we are in Afghanistan,” US special envoy Richard Holbrooke recently enunciated in one of his many statements on the fast-changing state of the war on…

Shades of fascism

ONE of the latest charges against Donald Trump is that as president of the United States he has been inclined towards fascism. The evidence presented to justify this qualification includes…

Remembering G M Syed

Syed Ghulam Murtaza Shah Kazmi, commonly known as G M Syed, was a renowned Sindhi politician, born in British-occupied Sindh in 1905. For many reasons, G M Syed is considered…

Mataloona and Mizh

John Keats says that “a proverb is no proverb to you until life has illustrated it.” Indeed, excellent proverbs and maxims continue to remain in vogue centuries and millennia after…

One Unit and Sindh: Part – II

Some other books that have discussed One Unit include ‘Pakistan of Jinnah’ by Ahmed Salim, ‘Pakistan in the 20th Century’ by Lawrence Ziring and ‘Federalism in Pakistan’ by Muntzra Nazir.…

Balochistan: Bizenjos and Jamalis

Balochistan is an interesting province not only in terms of vastness of area and meagerness of population but also in having produced politicians – from the Bizenjos and Bugtis to…

SNC and languages

Since the Single National Curriculum was made public by the incumbent government a rigorous debate has emerged, involving prominent experts in education and language policies. The critics deem the SNC…

UNHCR and the refugee crisis

According to the UNHCR, there are some 70.8 million forcibly displaced people across the world today including 41.3 million internally displaced persons, 25.9 million refugees and some 3.5 million asylum…

Reviving Pepco

Many changes are going on in the energy sector; recently, the two ministries of power and petroleum have been merged into a unified ministry; now directives have been issued for…