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Peace With India

Peace with India

Since neighbours can’t be wished away, a better future can only be constructed through cooperation and not ‘mutually assured destruction.’ —Photo by Reuters ‘But why do we have to talk…

This Land Of Mega Scams

This land of mega scams

In this ‘world-is-but-a-stage’ that is Pakistan, what is it that visits apathy upon the suffering masses? They silently accept the horrors heaped upon them every day in every sphere of…

MQM Strikes Again

MQM strikes again

The MQM and the PML-N have agreed to establish a combined opposition in the elected assemblies. The controversy about the MQM`s decision to opt out of the PPP-led coalition being…

The Year Gone By

The year gone by

As another frantic year comes to an end, I want to know who pushed the fast-forward button. Why is it that life seems to speed up as you get older?…

How To Fix The Economy

How to fix the economy

THAT the country is faced with a serious economic crisis is recognised by the current group of policymakers. It is not certain whether they realise how serious the situation is…

Pakistan`s Isolation

Pakistan`s isolation

The leaders of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (Britain, the US, France, China and Russia) have visited India in the last few months.

Discord On Ad Hoc Judges

Discord on ad hoc judges

While the Judicial Commission rightly won praise for its reported decision to defer action on the move to appoint two ad hoc judges on the Supreme Court, it is necessary…

Arab Spring & Women

Arab spring & women

The Arab world has seen great political turmoil since the beginning of 2011. The Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was overthrown before January ended. Then a similar turmoil…

Power Markets

Power markets

For those who may be confused or alarmed, let me explain at the very outset that we are to talk about electricity and energy markets and not political power or…