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The General’s Dream

The general’s dream

In an informal meeting with a group of senior journalists, Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani insisted, “The army does not have any intention of derailing the…

Peace Needed For Development

Peace needed for development

The federal cabinet`s decisions to hand over Gwadar port to the Chinese and to go ahead with the Iran Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project despite US pressure seem to be…

Soptlight: Donkey Years? No, Much Worse!

Soptlight: Donkey years? No, much worse!

In business concerns, whether industries or commercial enterprises, there is a two-word term used to describe an employee's experience whose length does not have much to show by way of…

Lessons Of ‘long March’

Lessons of ‘long march’

Dr. Tahirul Qadri’s long march to Islamabad is over and done. It shook the political spectrum — at least for the five days that it held the nation in thrall.…

Hostage Drama In Algeria

Hostage drama in Algeria

On January 6, the Algerian military stormed the Tinguentourine natural gas facility in Amenas, where three dozen Al Qaeda-linked terrorists were holding hostages. It has been established that American, British,…

The New Kingmaker

The new kingmaker

Since the return to Pakistan last month of the Tehreek-e-Minhaj-ul-Quran (TMQ) chief, Tahirul Qadri, strange things have happened in unexpected ways. A political analyst, thinking loudly, quoted William Cowper’s 1773…

Loss Of Profi

Loss of profi

In the business world, the term "Loss of Profit" is generally associated with the insurance business and relates to a transaction where loss of profit arising from a shutdown of…

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…

The Fulminations Of Tahirul Qadri

The fulminations of Tahirul Qadri

The politicians of Pakistan are incapable of saying anything without indulging in coloured phrases of rhetorical exaggeration. The pathetic grandiloquence of their speeches is invariably laced with barbs against their…

Discouraging FDI

Discouraging FDI

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is vital for the health of any economy. For Pakistan's developing economy, considered by foreign investors as a high risk one, FDI is critical due to…