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The End Of A Misrule

The end of a misrule

At the end of full five years of civilian democratic rule, the country is in the grip of despair and disillusionment – the endless killing of innocent people and the…

Are We That Helpless?

Are we that helpless?

"If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his…

Our National Shame

Our national shame

For the last five years a strange drama is being played out by the Election Commission of Pakistan to support the biggest crooks in the land. This relates to supporting…

The Knowledge Society

The knowledge society

The capacity for learning is one of the distinct gifts bestowed upon human beings. It is because of this capacity that humans have contributed to civilisation through continuous reflection, exploration…

Vote Banks Of The Starving

Vote banks of the starving

Elections are round the corner and as the candidates head for the hustings it is time they focused on the issues which will make or break the country. The least…

Polls: The Broader View

Polls: the broader view

Elections are due in a couple of months and one of the questions being asked is whether they would be an exercise in futility. I think not, even though nothing…

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.…