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A win-win situation

I wonder how many people remember the invasion of locust hordes in Karachi in the sixties. I witnessed many of their invasions. It was mostly in school that we would…

Deprived

If you ask a fresh graduate in this country what he is going to do next, s/he will come up with two options: either planning to go abroad or preparing…

Budget-2023-24: Yet another ritualistic exercise

Majority of the Pakistanis are going to be dejected after hearing the second budget of the outgoing alliance government of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), to be presented by the four-time…

The Buddha caves

Being the chairman of the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Gandhara Tourism, I have visited the historical Buddha ‘s Caves located at the Shah Allah Ditta town of Islamabad as…

Suffering in Sudan

THE conflict that erupted between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Response Forces is entering its fourth week. The bitter battle between the two sides has led to 48…

Why Saudi Arabia won’t bail us out

There is a very slim chance that Pakistan may be able to win Saudi Arabian support for the resumption of its IMF programme, but if it does, this will be…

The long Ukraine war

Germany has finally decided to send its battle tanks, Leopard 2, to Ukraine. Earlier, the European country had remained neutral to avoid any escalation. This will provide a big boost…