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Who awaits the new president?

Disturbing truths about the wealth gap in America have surfaced in recent months. Our nation is breaking in two. Yet downtrodden Americans are hoping for a fairy-tale ending to their…

Afghan Girl’s Arrest

Afghan girl’s arrest

When Steve McCurry took that iconic photograph of the ‘Afghan girl’ back in 1985, he never imagined that the girl with the haunting green eyes would become a worldwide symbol…

Back To The Beginning

Back to the beginning

Seven years after the valley of Swat was liberated from the tyrannical rule of the Taliban – hundreds of schools were bombed and people were terrorised across the area as…

Unnamed, Unsung, Invisible

Unnamed, unsung, invisible

You lock them up inside the factory where they work and then burn them down alive. They are in hundreds – women, men and young people. Scores of them get…

Development: The Imperialist Way

Development: the imperialist way

Colonialism and imperialism share a common design for the expansion and control of the economy and political systems of other countries. The history of imperialism suggests that control over other…

Faces Of Ill Health

Faces of ill health

As a special report published by this newspaper a fortnight ago pointed out in painful detail, malnutrition and, as a consequence, stunting, wasting and associated health risks are amongst the…

Marriage between politics and economics

The marriage between politics and economics is well acknowledged and like all good marriages it is a win-win situation for all stakeholders. However, while the rest of the world defines…

This Thing On Policy

This thing on policy

So, another chief changes. When Raheel Sharif was to be inducted we made a lot of his heart being in the right place since he had introduced doctrinal changes by…

In Context

In context

As of the year 2006, Fidel Castro, Cuba’s revolutionary leader, who has died aged 90, had reportedly been the subject of no fewer than     638 assassination plots by the CIA.…

The PPP’s Dilemmas

The PPP’s dilemmas

As the PPP looks to regain its erstwhile glory, it is faced with two dilemmas. One centres on the party’s supreme leader Asif Zardari; the other pertains to positioning itself…