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Let This Pandora’s Box Be Opened

Let this Pandora’s box be opened

Since his return to Pakistan on a mission to ‘save’ the country, Musharraf has been uncharacteristically subdued. For good reason. The public response to his homecoming has been one of…

Stifling Jinnah’s Pakistan

Stifling Jinnah’s Pakistan

We should be thankful to the returning officer who disqualified former lawmaker and one of the country’s leading columnists Mr Ayaz Amir from the 2013 elections for his alleged ‘thought-crime’…

Individual Vs The System

Individual vs the system

The emphasis a new generation of puritans is placing on the personal qualities of candidates for elective offices has revived the debate on what matters more in politics — the…

Human Hybrids In Economic System

Human hybrids in economic system

What is more important - knowledge of economics as taught and practised in the West or Wisdom as practised in the East or local level ethics? Pakistan has always been…

The Co-option Solution

The co-option solution

Election season is in full gear in Pakistan. Nomination papers are being filed and rejected; claims are being made about the future and the past; inroads are being carved with…

A flawed narrative

THE excerpt from Mark Mazzetti’s new book, The Way of the Knife: The CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth, published last week by…

The Real Sin

The real sin

`FM the only person in Pakistan who has been disqualified under 62/63 and who has also been certified by the Supreme Court to qualify under 62/63. In this season of…

Islamic Criteria?

Islamic criteria?

How can I buy an ideology of Pakistan that someone with Ayaz Amir’s intellectual calibre is considered to be flouting and someone like Pervez Musharraf is seen to protect? The…

Back In The Line Of Fire

Back in the line of fire

Former president Pervez Musharraf has played yet another gamble – this time by deciding to return to Pakistan at a time when the country stands just less than 50 days…