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Tsunami of price hikes

Pakistan has been ranked the world’s fourth most expensive country. Prices are skyrocketing, and no one knows when there will be an end to these hikes. Inflationary pressures are increasing…

Tsunami

The PTI versus the opposition. The PTI versus the establishment. The PTI versus the Election Commission of Pakistan. The PTI versus Biden. The PTI versus China. The PTI versus the…

The sun and the moon

Around a millennium and four hundred years ago, the chieftains of the Quraish in Mecca offered inducements to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to desist from preaching his message and…

State of disunion

PAKISTAN has historically relied on two centres of power, ie, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia — both as original benefactor and a US proxy — and China. It takes a…

Unsung heroes

“NO matter what we do, nobody loves us,” said a friend, currently serving as a deputy commissioner. I asked him the reason behind his pessimistic statement, and he went on…

Tsunami of despair

Long before the virus, many Americans were sinking under waves of despair. Without transformative policies, that despair, with the added fuel of the pandemic, may turn into a tsunami. The…

Not Shia, not Sunni, not Jewish

IS the UAE-Israel-US ‘historic deal’ truly the sensational event that President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu say it is? On the face of it, there’s a story of course. China…

Getting Sun Tzu’d by the enemy

Last week, the EU Disinfo Labs released ‘Indian Chronicles’, an in-depth investigation and expose of a fifteen year-long anti Pakistan influence operation run by a company called the Srivastava Group…

‘Shining India’ – Sundowner

Sundowner is a hangover of the British Raj, it’s a drink taken at sunset – along with the Caramel Custard and the Mulligatawni Soup. In the heyday of the Raj,…

Three Tsunamis For Pakistan

Three tsunamis for Pakistan

Like many parts of the world, Pakistan is going through a populist moment. A key trait of such campaigns is big-ticket promises of transformational reform in stark contrast to regime-outcomes.…