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Time And Space

Time and space

There isn’t a more vocal proponent of the ‘time and space’ dimension in politics than our very own, veritable Shaikh Rasheed of the Lal Haveli. He does, though, mix it…

The Care That Needs Taking

The care that needs taking

Caretaker government is a funny name. Caretaker. A government ostensibly charged to care for the nation betwixt the time that one has completed its term and another is elected? Caretaker.…

Love As A Counter

Love as a counter

There are at least 100 Pakistani families who will not be voting in the forthcoming general elections. They no longer have houses that the Election Commission can visit to verify…

The Office Of Denial

The office of denial

There is a difference between a good and a bad finance minister: the former keeps his nation informed about the true state of the economy and prepares public opinion for…

Nothing That A Miracle Can’t Cure

Nothing that a miracle can’t cure

Ask yourselves which of our problems we have solved since Independence. Do millions not continue to live in prehistoric squalor? Don’t hunger and disease still haunt the poor? Have not…

A Case For Change

A case for change

The land of the Indus is not particularly fertile for revolutions. An individual has to operate as the member of a family, a clan and different social networks. Political ambition…

Life And Literature

Life and literature

FOR five days in the month that ends today a fairly large number of Pakistanis had the opportunity of looking at themselves through the glasses of quite a few worthy…

The Punjab Factor

The Punjab factor

The persistent structural flaws in information processing and coordination among intelligence and law-enforcement agencies were once again exposed during the Supreme Court suo motu hearing of the Hazara killings. The…