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Orphaned disputes

THE absence of a decision-making centre in Pakistan’s economic management is now being felt acutely. A string of news emerging in the past week or so illustrates this perfectly. The…

Is it geopolitical pressure?

This past weekend, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) hosted the Shangri La Dialogue – the Asia security summit it hosts in Singapore each year and has been doing…

Political’ versus ‘liberal’ capitalism

Pakistan’s economy has always remained in a state of confusion. Except for the first decade or so when we went for import substitution our attempts to set our economy on…

Political prisoner?

WITH Nawaz Sharif out on medical bail, many ask if a convict deserves such unusual relief. They say this may be the first time a convict in Pakistan got such…

This Political Theatre

This political theatre

Whatever is happening in Pakistan at this time seems so unreal. Or surreal, if you are distracted by the drama and the suspense provoked by the unfolding events. There is…

Unresolved Disputes

Unresolved disputes

Since the introduction in the 1970s, of quotas for government jobs in Sindh – based on whether a person was domiciled in rural or urban Sindh – Mohajirs have held…

Political Battling Vs National Interests

Political battling vs national interests

This trend is an about-turn, though not by the US, and proves how in the past the US forced European countries to pursue fundamentally wrong strategies. While it proves yet…