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Repaying Our Debts

Repaying our debts

At a recording last year for a PTV programme on the state of the economy, Gen Hamid Gul, a fellow co- panellist, argued for the repudiation of Pakistan’s external debt,…

Washington’s Tough Talk

Washington’s tough talk

The US frustration over Pakistan’s inability to curb militant activities on its soil and counter the scourge of extremist mindset has spilled again in public. This time, the tough-talk came…

Cold-starting Pakistan

Cold-starting Pakistan

"Cold Start" is the Indian military doctrine meant to allow rapid deployment Special Forces units "to strike Pakistan within hours of any terrorist attack on Indian soil. It assumes that…

Spotlight

Spotlight

After a 10-day break, supplies to NATO forces from our soil have once again begun to move! While politicians, commentators and armchair analysts have been urging the government since long…

Of Matt Waldman And Sunday Times

Of Matt Waldman and Sunday Times

Pakistan is passing through testing times due to war on terror imposed by outsiders that has now penetrated on our soil. We need sincere friends at this juncture of our…

No time for mutiny

The symbol of an Anglican bishop is a crook (a hooked staff); and that of an archbishop is a double cross. Coincidentally, that’s what many of the English used to…

Sanctuaries & Safe Havens

Sanctuaries & safe havens

The US inspection of Osama bin Laden’s last abode in Abbott bad has yet again raised the question our policymakers have avoided taking a position on: do criminals and terrorists…

Sanctuaries And Safe Havens

Sanctuaries and safe havens

There are several problems with the way Pakistan`s security establishment has chosen to handle the issue of safe havens and sanctuaries. The most obvious problem is that the response to…

Truth And Terror

Truth and terror

The compound has been demolished and the wives shipped off to Saudi Arabia. In the one year since Osama bin Laden’s death the physical evidence of his presence, his home…

The Democrats’ Duty

The democrats’ duty

While the decision by quite a few parties to take a common stand against those who are obviously out to scuttle the boat of democracy is something to be welcomed,…