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Expect More Of The Same

Expect more of the same

Even purveyors of the folklore about the resilience of Pakistan`s economy because of a `vibrant`, largely untaxed (despite its visibility) informal sector would acknowledge that the country faces serious economic…

The Real Tragedy

The real tragedy

The Finance Division has released its "Year Book 2011-12" which, besides citing heavy line losses, incomplete corporatisation, weak governance, costly fuel mix, and delays in bill payments, points to partial…

Agenda For The Nation 2013 And Beyond-III

Agenda for the nation 2013 and beyond-III

Over the past five years, extremely bad governance wrought with corruption and compromise in the name of continuity of democracy has brought the country to a disastrous point. This has…

Tension In Korea

Tension in Korea

The North Korean soldiers shown parading on TV recently mercifully didn’t have the gusto of German troops goose-stepping in 1914, which amply demonstrated their over enthusiasm for war nearly a…

Democracy, With Tear

Democracy, with tear

It may have been democratic, but it is over now - the tenure of the elected federal and provincial governments. We have made history. But what else is there to…

Trapped?

Trapped?

It must have been a moment of distress for General (r) Pervez Musharraf, when a shoe was hurled at him in the premises of the Sindh High Court. Never before…