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Surviving March

Surviving March

The month of March seems linked with Pakistan’s destiny. March 23 marks the 1940 resolution for the Muslims of India aspiring for a separate homeland and the fateful army action…

Argo: An Embrace Of US Foreign Policy

Argo: an embrace of US foreign policy

A new political thriller, Argo, starring and directed by Ben Affleck, has earned critical praise and a number two spot on the box office charts for the second straight week.…

A Law In Defiance Of The SC

A law in defiance of the SC

The Sindh Assembly has passed a law on February 21, forming the provincial higher education commission to control the provincial universities. At present the Higher Education Commission (HEC) that was…

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…

The Fundamentalist Mind

The fundamentalist mind

Fundamentalism is a controversial term, ascribed first to 19thcentury American Protestant groups which preached strict adherence to basic biblical tenets. It is now applied loosely to all groups exhibiting broadly…

Aid And Achievemen

Aid and achievemen

Speaking at an event in Jacobabad last week, US Ambassador Richard Olson said that his country would continue to build “a long-term partnership with Pakistan by extending cooperation in several…

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…

In Karachi’s Mirror

In Karachi’s mirror

That first SMS I received on Friday morning could well have been a good morning wish. But it brought bad news. The message from friend Kamran Arif just said that…

The Coming Wars

The coming wars

"Changes in our environment and the resulting upheavals - from droughts to inundated coastal areas to loss of arable lands - are likely to become a major driver of war…

A Judicial Murder And Desperate Politicians

A judicial murder and desperate politicians

One has often heard Indian Muslim intellectuals warn that there isn’t much of a real difference between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Their policies are essentially one…