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The Debt We Owe The Army And PAF

The debt we owe the army and PAF

Amidst fierce fighting three more of our soldiers died on Sunday in a remote spot close to the Afghan border in North Waziristan. This was another reminder, if any were…

Growth for Balochistan

In my last article ‘Development for Balochistan’ (May 2), I tried to outline an alternative development paradigm for Balochistan as a process of engagement, local planning, resource ownership and inclusive…

Yet another surprise

Last year, on the first anniversary celebrated by Pakistani nation to acknowledge the professional response by the PAF on February 27, 2019, I had mentioned that: “Today, US President Donald…

Understanding the ceasefire

Amidst the massive national focus on the legal and political events in the run-up to the Senate elections, something of import happened on the Pakistan-India front that has the potential…

Modi’s India

Coming on the heels of the busting of India’s biggest clandestine disinformation operation by the EU DisinfoLab barely a month ago, Goswami-gate has shown a fresh light on the dirty…

Lethal blackmail arsenal

IF bodies of slain loved ones can indeed be weaponised by mourning families to blackmail a prime minister, the Hazara Shias of Balochistan must be the most well-armed and lethal…

No more traitor labels, please

WHETHER Ayaz Sadiq’s Abhinandan statement in the National Assembly was a major fiasco for the PML-N, even the country, or a mere bump in the road that will fade away…

Broadening social protection

In my last article, ‘BISP and institutional reforms’, in these pages on September 25, I discussed some of the recently introduced institutional reforms to make BISP a merit-based and responsive…

BISP’s progress under PML (N) govt

BISP has made commendable progress under the PML-N government during the last four years highlighting the commitment of the government to the poor and vulnerable of the country. The budget…