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The Congress And The ‘middle Class’

The Congress and the ‘middle class’

Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as the Congress Party’s vice-president was an organisational non-event. He was already functioning as its Number Two, and dynastically destined to succeed his mother. The appointment’s significance…

German Carmakers Accelerate Ahead In US Market

German carmakers accelerate ahead in US market

Business is booming for German carmakers on the western side of the Atlantic, with Volkswagen in particular achieving its best results in almost four decades, while Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz…

Spotlight: Rediscovering Allama Qadri!

Spotlight: Rediscovering Allama Qadri!

Now that the first and perhaps the most exciting phase of Allama Tahirul Qadri's campaign ("the 4-million March") is over, what have the people learnt from it? Well for one,…

A World Of Possibilities

A world of possibilities

Most of you probably still remember learning how to use the internet for the first time. Perhaps with a little effort you can also recall the scratchy sounds of a…

By Diplomacy, Not Revenge

By diplomacy, not revenge

Skirmishes at the India-Pakistan Line of Control (LoC) in the Mendhar sector in Jammu have spilled blood and precipitated a crisis that could snowball into a destructive conflict unless it’s…

Obituary Essay: A Pragmatic Politician

Obituary essay: A pragmatic politician

The words "former Amir of Jamaat" or a person having filled the leadership of Jamaat-e-Islami previously as an introduction of Qazi Hussain Ahmad, who was buried yesterday in his native…

Demise And National Salvation

Demise and national salvation

ceded in all good grace by the British is dead. Let’s not be coy about this fundamental circumstance. Without the British there would be no Pakistan. The Raj did not…

The Imperative Of Subversion

The imperative of subversion

The passing of the so-called ‘Fair Trial’ Bill in the National Assembly this past week should have raised eyebrows. Notwithstanding its name, the legislation will empower state agencies to intercept…

Good Morning

Good morning

Offhand, there are atleast two significant aspects to this May 31 incident, which took place at the Naudero rest house where a scheduled open kutchery by the Sindh Chief Minister,…