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Quaid’s Vision Of Foreign Policy

Quaid’s vision of foreign policy

The Founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah had envisioned the newly independent Muslim state's foreign policy to be one of "peace with all, and enmity with none". Pakistan must…

The PLO’s Dangerous Rhetoric

The PLO’s dangerous rhetoric

Hailed as one of the best spokespersons for Palestine, veteran diplomat Afif Safieh impressed many during his four-city tour in Canada, earlier this year. Safieh – the author of The…

On Tax Amnesty

On tax amnesty

Amnesty is a one-time sovereign pardon of punitive legal proceedings offered to a specific class of lawbreakers. Unlike punishment, which is often retributive-cum-reformative, amnesty is reformative in nature, establishing the…

Viewpoint: Old Thinking, New Realities

Viewpoint: Old Thinking, New Realities

Conspiracy hatchers and theorists have always abounded in the murky politics of this country: politicians conspiring with the establishment for the overthrow of their rivals, with foreign powers to keep…

Viewpoint: Qadri, Qadeer And The Media

Viewpoint: Qadri, Qadeer And The Media

Tahirul Qadri who flew in from his home in Canada with the stated objective of saving this state from politicians and the unstated aim of derailing the democratic system by…

Who Says Countries Are Permanent?

Who says countries are permanent?

We should know this more than others. The Pakistan of 1947 is not the Pakistan which exists today, one half of it having broken away to form another country. I…

Pipeline Politics

Pipeline politics

The only existing gas pipeline in Pakistan is the Sui gas distribution network that has supplied Pakistani homes, factories and power plants for the past four decades. Pakistan is a…

Tax The Rich

Tax the rich

The Human Development Report 2013 just released by the United Nations Development Programme highlights the rise of the Global South, comprising 130 developing countries, as the main drivers of the…