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The Polio Tipping Point

The polio tipping point

Early this month, tragedy struck Pakistan’s polio eradication campaign once again with the killing of another two polio workers and a policeman on patrol with the vaccination teams. The latest…

No Longer Status Quo

No longer status quo

So the Swiss letter affair is over, with barely a blip appearing on the national political radar. Never mind that the federal government was hostage to the issue for three…

The Coming Wars

The coming wars

"Changes in our environment and the resulting upheavals - from droughts to inundated coastal areas to loss of arable lands - are likely to become a major driver of war…

A Judicial Murder And Desperate Politicians

A judicial murder and desperate politicians

One has often heard Indian Muslim intellectuals warn that there isn’t much of a real difference between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Their policies are essentially one…

Has The Allama Lost The Plot?

Has the Allama lost the plot?

Allama Tahirul Qadri is no ordinary person. He is a phenomenon. Look at his accomplishments.He is an outstanding scholar of international repute, far too intelligent than those who may like…

A Self-defeating Advice

A self-defeating advice

Former premier Nawaz Sharif has asked the government to hold "serious, meaningful and result-oriented" talks with the Al-Qaeda-inspired local Taliban militants to bring peace in the country. A review of…

Lessons Of ‘long March’

Lessons of ‘long march’

Dr. Tahirul Qadri’s long march to Islamabad is over and done. It shook the political spectrum — at least for the five days that it held the nation in thrall.…

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…

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…