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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…

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…

A New IMF Programme

A new IMF programme

The International Monetary Fund team is seemingly all set to revisit Islamabad soon armed with a new programme for our acquiescence, as we struggle to discharge our dues to them…

New Leaders, Old Problems

New leaders, old problems

The world is watching closely as China`s 12th National People`s Congress prepares to confirm the appointment of Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang as the country`s president and premier respectively. China`s…

Kenya’s Future Up In The Air After Kenyatta Win

Kenya’s future up in the air after Kenyatta win

Despite a massive breakdown of its vote tallying system and a disgruntled opponent crying foul over the results, post-election Kenya has largely remained calm. But with the defeated candidate threatening…

Between Peril And Promise

Between peril and promise

What is the state of Pakistan`s economy? Or, perhaps of greater relevance, the broader state of the `union`? Each year, the highly-regarded and widely followed annual report of the State…

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.…

Has Reconciliation Been Advanced?

Has reconciliation been advanced?

The trilateral summit hosted in London by Prime Minister David Cameron, judging by the joint statement his office released, has been an outstanding success. Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed on…

Creeping Anarchy

Creeping anarchy

Originating from multiple sources, the creeping anarchy in the country is systematic and constant. Democracy (‘the best revenge’) being a convenient camouflage for their ulterior motives, different militant groups have…