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No Change On The Horizon

No change on the horizon

After keeping the country on tenterhooks for almost a month, one of the most farcical melodramas of Pakistani politics ended a week ago in Islamabad having been taken to the…

The Reko Diq Saga

The Reko Diq saga

The Supreme Court recently declared void and illegal a mining deal for the Reko Diq copper project signed 20 years ago between the Balochistan government and international mining companies. The…

Shrinking Political Space

Shrinking political space

The speeches in praise of each other, after the four days of the ‘fake march’ exposed the reality of status quo politics today. It was insincerity at its best. In…

Save The System

Save the system

We must save the system. So agree Nawaz Sharif and Maulana Fazalur Rehman, Asif Zardari and Munawar Hassan, the Skipper, the Chaudhrys of Gujrat and the Khans of Charsadda. The…

New Bailout Package

New bailout package

The government, at the fag end of its tenure, has reportedly invited International Monetary Fund (IMF) for negotiating a three-year bailout programme. It is a rather surprising move, especially its…

The Silent Bystanders

The silent bystanders

The curious rumblings being witnessed on the eve of yet-to-be announced elections in Pakistan can be perceived as a game between entrenched political insiders, mainly consisting of the two major…

Viewpoint: The Gathering Of Troublemakers

Viewpoint: The gathering of troublemakers

Sheikhul Islam Allama Tahirul Qadri of Canada has been busy collecting like-minded elements as he prepares for his January 14 rabble rousing march on Islamabad. The MQM has been an eager…

Defining imperialism

Is there a Saudi imperialism? No, there is not. Still, the term ‘Saudi imperialism’ is fast creeping into left-liberal narratives. Drawing our attention to ‘Saudi imperialism’, such narratives refer to…

Political and social matters

At the moment our country is witnessing a bloodbath, and when the rulers are questioned as to why this is happening and why they don’t do anything to stop it,…

Disabusing Democracy

Disabusing democracy

For a term the roots of which can be traced back to classical antiquity, democracy is being bandied about these days with reckless abandon. Everyone from the superior judiciary to…