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Return Of Qadri

Return of Qadri

Few would have taken notice of 'Sheikhul Islam' Allama Tahirul Qadri's public meeting at the Minar-i-Pakistan had he not managed to put on as impressive a show as he did.…

Deceit By Design

Deceit by design

In September of 2001, just after the mighty World Trade Centre turned into dust, a man whose name President Bush had difficulty remembering, arrived to attend the UN General Assembly.…

Running Out Of Time, And Money

Running out of time, and money

The prime reasons for the electricity crisis is that those in the Musharraf regime who made the feel-good consumer-oriented economic policies never thought about investing commensurately in massive generation to…

Political and social matters

At the moment our country is witnessing a bloodbath, and when the rulers are questioned as to why this is happening and why they don’t do anything to stop it,…

Never Forgive, Never Forget

Never forgive, never forget

Now those they`ve got the scalp they wanted, a question: why did they want his scalp so bad? A trip down memory lane may help. Husain Haqqanis last known flirtation…

State of the nation

The mobs venting their anger on Benazir Bhutto’s assassination on Dec 27, 2007, let loose an orgy of riot and mayhem. Many took to the business of violence not only…

Has The NRO Lapsed?

Has the NRO lapsed?

In its short order of July 31, 2009, the Supreme Court had, inter alia, declared Pervez Musharraf’s emergency and PCO unconstitutional and ultra vires. Musharraf’s ordinances which were issued before…

Death Penalty Should End

Death penalty should end

Last Thursday Pakistan reported its first execution in four years. Muhammad Hussain was hanged in Mianwali jail thus ending the tacit moratorium the government has observed since 2008 when Gen…

Income Tax Ordinance, 2001

Income Tax Ordinance, 2001

When the government of General Pervez Musharraf decided to promulgate a new income tax law in 2000, we opposed it strongly. Our main objection was that his regime had no…

Lacking Fresh Ideas

Lacking fresh ideas

Mediocrity is as mediocrity does. Big things weren’t expected from the Class of 2008. Nor was it necessarily a requirement. Steady the ship after the chaotic end to the Musharraf…