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Reconciliation Is The Key

Reconciliation is the key

Perhaps the best news to emerge concerning Afghanistan over the last few days is the five-day visit of the Afghan defence minister Gen Bismillah Khan Mohammadi to Pakistan at the…

A BJP-driven U-turn?

A BJP-driven U-turn?

Looking at the U-turn in Indo-Pak relations, January seems a strange month. The change perplexed everyone, because throughout 2012, a perception was built that these belligerent neighbours had finally accepted…

Tax, Power Sectors Need Reforms

Tax, power sectors need reforms

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) team visiting Pakistan on a Post Project Monitoring (PPM) mission a couple of weeks ago emphasised yet again the need for power and tax sector…

Ties With India

Ties with India

Preoccupation with domestic issues over the past few weeks should not have prevented Pakistan`s policymakers and informed sections of society from taking note of the dangerous events along the Line…

The Congress And The ‘middle Class’

The Congress and the ‘middle class’

Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as the Congress Party’s vice-president was an organisational non-event. He was already functioning as its Number Two, and dynastically destined to succeed his mother. The appointment’s significance…

Factory Inspections – IV

Factory inspections – IV

As an extension of the activities of the proposed Labour Institute at the provincial level, even regional labour institutes can be set up at Hyderabad, Hub, Faisalabad and at Hattar…

Factory Inspections – IV

Factory inspections – IV

As an extension of the activities of the proposed Labour Institute at the provincial level, even regional labour institutes can be set up at Hyderabad, Hub, Faisalabad and at Hattar…

Jobs For Votes

Jobs for votes

As the story goes, a distant relation of a nawab once begged him for a job. The nawab, in his infinite generosity appointed him head of the treasury. When it…

Shooting In The Dark

Shooting in the dark

Indian and Pakistani armies have slammed each other for violating the Line of Control this week. Pakistan said Indian troops killed one of its soldiers in the Haji Pir sector…