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PTI Settles Ideologically

PTI settles ideologically

Right-wing is used for being conservative and pro-rich in economic policy making as well as being conservative and pro-religion in social policy making. The ‘confused conservatism’, which was taken for…

India’s Self-goal In The Valley

India’s self-goal in the Valley

On the morning of Feb 9, 2013, Afzal Guru, a Kashmiri convict on death row, lodged in New Delhi’s high security Tihar jail was taken from his cot by the…

Pakistan`s Dilemma

Pakistan`s dilemma

The Pakistani establishment has been as much a victim of its successes as it has of its failures over the years. The Afghan policy during the 1990s that manufactured the…

Dereliction Of Diplomatic Norms

Dereliction of diplomatic norms

Adam Thomson, Her Britannic Majesty’s High Commissioner in Pakistan, could do with a refresher course on diplomacy. He told a select group of journalists at his residence in Islamabad on…

Conflict Economics

Conflict economics

A paranoid style of thinking is entrenching itself in our country, and a bizarre reading of our economic challenges and destiny lies at the root of it. Over the last…

Smoke And Mirrors

Smoke and mirrors

One lie that changed our world was that the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (December 1979) resurrected the old czarist ambition to extend Russian domination to the warm waters of the…

Fixing Education

Fixing education

By focusing their attack on privatisation of education instead of fixing the regulators of the educational market, such as the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) and the HEC,…

Kargil Lows

Kargil lows

Gen (r) Shahid Aziz’s effort to ‘disclose’ an open secret has brought the Kargil conflict back into focus. Finding out who knew what and to what extent is certainly important.…

Emerging Economies

Emerging economies

Since long, Pakistan is locked up in a situation of economic volatility, infrastructural deficit, financial disaster in public sector entities and growing poverty. Reformatory policies undertaken by different sectors of…

Endemic Corruption

Endemic corruption

Pakistan is going through an immensely difficult era. Is it because of democracy? Is it because of the legacy that Musharraf left behind? Whatever the diagnosis the fact is that…