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As The US Reasserts Itself

As the US reasserts itself

Afghanistan’s new power tandem has gone ahead with what Karzai would not accept, a status of forces agreement with the US, thus clearing the way to America’s military role after…

Consensus For Change?

Consensus for change?

Though the dharnas started out with less loftier objectives, slowly the rhetoric of the leaders has moved to grander visions of what they would like to achieve. Apart from specifics…

Economic Governance

Economic governance

In a report issued early this month, IMF has expressed satisfaction on the overall performance of the government in meeting the targets agreed between the government and IMF. The performance…

Privatisation And Issue Of Transparency

Privatisation and issue of transparency

Privatisation is the process of transferring ownership of a publicly owned business enterprise, agency, service, or property to the private sector. The true owners of the public business and its…

Nisar’s Problem

Nisar’s problem

His foremost problem is himself. He cannot abide competition and has an itch to be seen as controlling everything. This worked fine when he was leader of the opposition in…

Israel’s Barbarism In Gaza

Israel’s barbarism in Gaza

More than a month after Israel launched a murderous onslaught on the Gaza Strip, with over 2,000 casualties, there’s still no clarity about when ‘Operation Protective Edge’ might end. Israel…

Turning Out To Be A Ship Of Fools

Turning out to be a ship of fools

This would be a comedy if it wasn’t so grim at the same time. The great helmsmen are just not getting it and with every passing day things are slipping…

The Endless Race

The endless race

Since the advent of the nuclear age in South Asia, the region faces the terrifying prospect of a future nuclear holocaust resulting from a full-scale war between Pakistan and India.…

Ignoring Oil And Gas

Ignoring oil and gas

Pakistan is facing an acute energy crisis. The loss to the GDP due to this is said to be about 2pc, but the agony from load-shedding is incalculable. However, the…