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Is Pakistan Finally Coming Of Age?

Is Pakistan finally coming of age?

The clouds lift, methinks, to some degree and the Pakistani prospect looks brighter than it has done for a long time. All because Pakistan with its great capacity for not…

Bell The Democratic Cat

Bell the democratic cat

Pakistan has just sworn in its first non-criminal, non-corrupt, and non-elected prime minister in five years. Draw two lines under ‘non-elected’ because our failed version of democracy only throws up…

Lollywood: An Obituary

Lollywood: an obituary

In terms of production, the late Lollywood was once rated as one of the world’s top ten film industries. Until the 1980s it was not called Lollywood. It was on…

Rally, Faith, & Ideology

Rally, faith, & ideology

Since October 30, 2011, the organic sprouting has been replaced by synthetic organisation. The Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI)  is no more the romantic idea which drew men, women and families to…

Suicidal Embrace

Suicidal embrace

Living in Washington DC as a foreigner can be quite interesting, especially for the likes of yours truly who are hopelessly engrossed in anything related to politics and international affairs.…

The Rule By Average Man

The rule by average man

Is Pakistan governed by average politicians? For how does one consider the equivalence of general competence in a politician? If the essential principles are based on equality then Pakistan has…

A War Of Choice

A war of choice

A discerning disaggregation of the phenomenon of militancy among the groups that have, over decades, taken root in central and southern Punjab makes for an important study. This is especially…

The Legacy Of The PPP Government

The legacy of the PPP government

The Pakistan People’s Party got a monumental mansion built in Lahore for its supreme leader towards the close of its tenure (2008-2013), which, if doesn’t outdo, by all accounts matches…

Harsh Lessons From Regime Change

Harsh lessons from regime change

Although the event went largely unreported in Pakistan and elsewhere, a Coptic church was burned down in the Libyan city of Benghazi on March 4. Earlier, there was an assassination…

US Curriculum Aid?

US curriculum aid?

THE enterprise for which some Pakistani officials and religious scholars are reported to have joined hands with US experts, namely, production of a model curriculum for madressahs, is unlikely to…