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Historic yatra

On November 24, a delegation of international pilgrims led by Shri Guru Maharaj from Anandpur Sahid, India landed at Peshawar Airport to visit the samadhi (shrine) of Shri Param Hans…

A country betrayed

Sehbaye yaqeen dar kash wa az dair-e-gumaan khez/ Az khwab-e-giran, khwab-e-giran, khwab-e-giran khez (Drink from the wine of faith and rise from the temples of doubt./ Rise from your deep…

Pathankot And Power Plays

Pathankot and power plays

India has provided Pakistan ‘actionable intelligence’ regarding the attack on the Pathankot airbase and demands satisfactory follow-up action by Pakistan if the foreign secretary talks are to start in three…

Hasina back at the helm

Bangladesh conducted general elections on January 7. Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina Wajid has won the fourth consecutive term in another controversial election. She has been in power since…

A climate-informed manifesto

With the general election on the horizon on February 8, mainstream political parties seem to have been diligently crafting their manifestoes in a consultative manner, unfamiliar to the people of…

Still thinking

More than 128 million voters will elect 266 members to the National Assembly and 593 members to provincial assemblies on February 8. A majority of the voters who want to…

Right way to celebrate

Today, Friday, November 3, will be a special day for those living in the United Arab Emirates when, on the call of the Emirati prime minister and ruler of Dubai,…

Marvellous Swat

t is wonderful to write my weekly article while being present in the beautiful valley of Swat, which is also called the Switzerland of Pakistan. Located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP),…

The big ‘howevers’

The pattern of commentary on Pakistani politics has fed an argumentative style where a lot of importance is given to what follows a ‘however’ in a comment – the part…

Why Pakistan?

MEDIA comments after every act of terror — like the Peshawar mosque carnage — criticise the security agencies and their purported bonhomie with extremist groups, and blame the powerful body of ulema…