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A question of national identity and pride

A passport serves as a symbol of a nation’s global standing and the level of respect it commands in the international community. It is a key document that facilitates travel…

International Mother Language Day

February 21 is celebrated worldwide as Mother Languages Day. In Pakistan too, even a cursory glance at the activities and events held in the country on the day this year…

Pakhtuns, state and nationalism

TO absolve Pakistan of its role in the fall of Kabul, Prime Minister Imran Khan is trying to sell a selective story based on two simplified themes: first, he resorts…

Restoring Pakistan’s dignity and pride

If ever any two words had significance and relevance far beyond their literal meanings, they would be the ones spoken by Prime Minister Imran Khan: ‘Absolutely not”. When asked by…

Borrowing With Pride And Pleasure

Borrowing With Pride And Pleasure

The speed at which the governments have borrowed over the last several years in general and during the last two and a quarter years in particular has caused a serious…

National Interest & Sentiment

National interest & sentiment

Nations, like individuals, can often be swayed by emotion in defining their self-interest. Soon after independence, Pakistan’s leaders determined that the country’s military and economic needs would be better served…

National Interest & Sentiment

National interest & sentiment

NATIONS, like individuals, can often be swayed by emotion in defining their self-interest. Soon after independence, Pakistan’s leaders determined that the country’s military and economic needs would be better served…

Viewpoint:Of Dignity And Pride

Viewpoint:Of dignity and pride

According to our commentariat and chattering classes, the Army is very, very angry because of their ex-chief General Pervez Musharraf being pushed around by 'bloody civilians'. CoAS General Raheel Sharif…