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Iron Age Warriors Point To Glories Of Gaul

Iron Age warriors point to glories of Gaul

On a muddy field located between a motorway and a meander of the Seine south-east of Paris, French archaeologists have uncovered an Iron Age graveyard that they believe will shed…

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…

Elusive Economics Of Natural Resource

Elusive economics of natural resource

It has been for sometime that I have been advocating the use of natural organic fertilisers. The reason is that chemical fertilisers have made our soils toxic. The excessive use…

The Co-option Solution

The co-option solution

Election season is in full gear in Pakistan. Nomination papers are being filed and rejected; claims are being made about the future and the past; inroads are being carved with…

Judge-proof System?

Judge-proof system?

We continue to hear that terrorists roam free in this country and play havoc with innocent lives because courts set them free. The argument essentially is that the judicial system…

How To Build A State

How to build a state

In a statement released to the press in the wake of the gruesome massacre of Shia Hazaras in Quetta, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif declared, rather ominously, that Pakistan was…

Polls: The Broader View

Polls: the broader view

Elections are due in a couple of months and one of the questions being asked is whether they would be an exercise in futility. I think not, even though nothing…

The Ides Of March Again

The ides of March again

As if ethnic and sectarian strife were not enough to go with terrorism, we are now facing religious strife. One is under no illusion that this is not being deliberately…

Understanding The Taliban

Understanding the Taliban

The departure of most coalition forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 has generated a debate on the possible outcome for Pakistan, and in particular for its border areas.…