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Politicians’ revenge

NOT long after the US appointed a national security adviser in 1947 that a rash spread over a large part of the democratic world. Countries began appointing NSAs minus the…

In defence of politicians

PARLIAMENT these days is mostly about ugly noises. The government cannot get enough of calling those on the opposition benches ‘chor’ and ‘daku’ while the opposition too has ratcheted up…

Laughing And Weeping Politicians

Laughing and weeping politicians

Democritus and Heraclitus, two eminent figures in ancient Greek philosophy, are known respectively as the laughing philosopher and the weeping philosopher. A materialist, Democritus believed that man was helpless in…

What Politicians Should Do

What politicians should do

As we look through our turbulent political history, it seems obvious that civilian politicians have remained at a disadvantage in a system that has allowed other institutions to assume a…

Tweeting Politicians

Tweeting politicians

The internet revolution that came to Pakistan in 1996 has, 20 years on, had massive impact on all walks of life — academic, cultural, social, and economic. The rising popularity…

Pakistani Politicians

Pakistani politicians

It's a while now that Pakistani media is bustling with a cacophony of pieces of advice for politicians by drawing parallels to failed Turkish coup. Some point similarities to support…

Water: A Non-issue For Our Politicians

Water: a non-issue for our politicians

Pakistan has witnessed sporadic infrastructure development in its 69 year history with little if any focus on prioritizing either social sector projects (education/health) or approving projects on the basis of…

Action Against Sindh Politicians, Officials On The Cards

Action against Sindh politicians, officials on the cards

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has intensified its investigation against alleged corruption, illegal allotment of land, China-cutting and misuse of authority by Sindh officials and politicians, and some major…

Police & Politicians

Police & politicians

THE Sheena Bora murder case in Mumbai created a sensation the like of which was not felt for a long time. The wife of a TV magnate, Indrani Mukherjea, was…