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Ethics and politics

Last August, the FBI raided former US president Donald Trump's resort home in Florida. They searched for and confiscated a large number of classified documents that were in the former…

A demographic liability

Dozens of countries around the world have successfully improved the living standards and prosperity of their citizens by adopting one path or another. The path to becoming a middle-income country…

Choices in a power struggle

Former PM Imran Khan will be in Rawalpindi on November 26, where he hopes to reignite the protest movement till fresh elections are announced. The present assembly has still nine…

Imran Khan’s ‘flight’

Politics in Pakistan never fails to surprise and shock. But Imran Khan’s actions in the last few days have broken all records. Contrary to his defiant statements since the no-confidence…

Death of Covid-19

Around 1.5 billion people in the world have received a Covid-19 vaccine. Twenty-three million people are now getting jabbed each day. Vaccines for children age 12+ have been approved and…

Managing survival

UNDER pressure from various quarters, the lockdown has all but ended. As we prepare for the days to come, governments have a massive task ahead of them: planning for impending…

Scales of accountability

IT was a scene straight out of an Amitabh Bachchan film when the ‘police’ (NAB in this case) arrived too late to catch Shahbaz Sharif at his residence. The wanted…

Talking heads

MUCH can be said about the Punjab government’s uncharacteristic responsiveness (or, rather, overreaction) to the minor frenzy surrounding an amateurish sculpture of Allama Iqbal in Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park, Lahore, images of…

The patriotism card

"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel" - Samuel Johnson. Nothing exemplifies the role of the patriotism card in our national affairs better than the raging brouhaha about Nawaz…