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The Best Government

The best government

If the federal law minister is to be taken at his word, the Swiss authorities are not going to reopen money laundering cases against President Zardari. This may be either…

Before Disaster Strikes

Before disaster strikes

Another high-profile, low-output meeting on Afghanistan has been held. On February 3-4 Prime Minister David Cameron met the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan at Chequers, his country residence, for trilateral…

Roots Of Mistrust

Roots of mistrust

CAN militants reignite the insurgency in India-held Kashmir? This apprehension is a major hurdle in the trust-building process between India and Pakistan. Delhi is still fearful that the militants based…

One Billion Rising And …

One billion rising and …

Eve Ensler, the American playwright and feminist activist, is set to give the final push that she believes will banish violence against women from our lives for ever. She has…

Allying With Tax Evaders

Allying with tax evaders

"Moralists should address their sermons to the legislators, and not to individuals, because it is in the order of possible things that a virtuous and enlightened man may have the…

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…

With Eyes Wide Shut

With eyes wide shut

We have become accustomed to looking at the world around us with our eyes shut - believing only what we want to want to, choosing the images we want to…

Reko Diq: Technical Knockout?

Reko Diq: technical knockout?

The honourable Supreme Court of Pakistan has finally declared the award of Reko Diq copper project's lease to a foreign joint venture Tethyan as illegal. This almost seals the fate…

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…