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Not Dealing With India

Not dealing with India

The 199th corps commander meeting last week expressed the apprehension that India’s unprovoked violations across the Line of Control and the Working Boundary pose a potential threat to regional stability.…

Zardari’s New Gimmick

Zardari’s new gimmick

Past master in wheeling and dealing Asif Ali Zardari, has ended his self-exile and is back in the country in the hope of turning the political tide. His decision to…

The Return Of Zardari

The return of Zardari

Behind the façade of celebrations, an atmosphere of gloom has descended upon the PPP. On December 23, Asif Ali Zardari returned to Pakistan, ending his 18-month-long self-imposed exile. This must…

Reality Check

Reality check

It is all very well to talk about the civil-military divide in Pakistan. Yes, the divide is there. Yes, it has always been there. Yes, the army exercises control over…

From Aligarh To Charsadda

From Aligarh to Charsadda

As if the state’s own criminal negligence was not enough to keep us one of the most illiterate nations on earth, a faction of the TTP has declared war on…

Will Zardari’s Gambit Work?

Will Zardari’s gambit work?

With his back to the wall, Asif Ali Zardari has thrown down the gauntlet, not to the generals this time but to the federal government. Abandoning his long-standing policy of…

A House For Zardari

A house for Zardari

I’m currently having a problem getting my head around the concept of a house with a covered area of 82,959 square feet. I suppose this is because when I’m in…

Beyond Zardari, Before Zardari

Beyond Zardari, before Zardari

IT is the most unpopular man versus the most popular institution. Asif Ali Zardari has exploded and his party has set about ‘getting its act right’. Advice has been pouring…

The Zardari Myth

The Zardari myth

THE cool cat is flustered. A grimace has replaced the perma-grin. Trouble is a comin’. But we have seen this Asif before. Back during memogate; back when Haqqani’s conniving put…

Zardari, Zarb-e-Azb And Malala

Zardari, Zarb-e-Azb and Malala

What is hovering over Pakistan’s politics like a dark cloud this week is Tuesday’s outburst by Asif Ali Zardari. Also this week, the first anniversary of Operation Zarb-e-Azb was celebrated…