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Nato and EU wonder which Trump will turn up

Hoping for the best, fearing the worst: EU and Nato leaders are braced for their first meeting with US President Donald Trump on their home turf on Thursday. The trepidation…

Anatomy of inflation (Part-II)

What are the possible remedial measures to subdue inflationary pressures in the economy? None of them is a quick fix or short-termish but requires patient and consistent action immediately to…

Anatomy of inflation (Part-I)

There is one single point on which there is a national consensus right from the prime minister to the opposition leaders to the public at large – the country is…

India in Nato?

WHILE it is not fair to impute motives to a writer, one cannot help wondering if he is flying a kite, especially given his background. A. Wess Mitchell was US…

Anatomy of the June 15 saga

That Pakistan's politics is locked into a negative dynamic of anger, aggression and allegation is now amply evident. While contestation and competition must lie at the core of democratic politics,…

Anatomy of a blackmailer

The 10 Hazara coal miners have finally been laid to rest. Their bodies carried many burdens, surely overwhelmed by the baggage of history, economic vulnerability, neglect and ostracisation. In their…

Vaccinators’ test

THE name plate on the cemented wall of Al Khidmat Trust, in Meharbadi, a katchi abadi in Islamabad’s F-12 sector, reads ‘Fakhra Sabir’ and also lists her mobile phone number.…

Anatomy of misgovernance

As flies to wanton boys are we to gods/ They kill us for their sport -Thomas Hardy The crisis of governance that afflicts Pakistan is multi-dimensional; its causes are many…

Anatomy of policy making

We are all beneficiaries or victims of public policy. It is our end of the social contract that binds us to the state: giving the government the power to make…

Nato Lives On

Nato lives on

We are fast approaching the day when Donald Trump’s name will be added to the list of American presidents who had to face impeachment. On balance, the Democrats’ effort to…