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Economic Isolation

Economic isolation

Pakistan is in turmoil is stating the obvious. The country is without any sports at the international level. No cricket team is willing to come here as a result of…

Questions Worth Asking

Questions worth asking

Political parties, mainstream media sources and several civil society groups have designated the army operation in North Waziristan as a strategically sound course of action, and support for it as…

BJP’s Scare-mongering Over Foreign Funds

BJP’s scare-mongering over foreign funds

A journalist isn’t generally expected to comment on news in which s/he figures as an actor. But I’m compelled to do so in respect of a report by India’s Intelligence…

Indicting Marxism

Indicting Marxism

Jamal Naqvi, once a key leader of the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP), in his recently published biography, ‘Leaving the Left Behind’ has not merely narrated his life-story but has…

Writers Of The World Unite!

Writers of the world unite!

In the midst of this chaos that engulfs us as a country and society and under the thick clouds of depression and misery that cast a heavy shadow on our…

Eradicating Child Labour: A Global Challenge

Eradicating child labour: a global challenge

Children are the most beautiful and purest creation of God. Wordsworth, the poet of nature, used children to illustrate the simplicity, wholesomeness and innocence of man. Nelson Mandela, South Africa's…

Elements Of International Trade Law

Elements of international trade law

International trade law is a complicated subject as it involves transnational transactions; it derives its sources from customary international law, international conventions, bilateral treaties, and multilateral treaties. These instruments of…

Alleviating Loadshedding Some Short-term Options

Alleviating loadshedding Some short-term options

PM Nawaz Sharif has expressed displeasure over the performance of energy sector due to extensive loadshedding of electricity which is being exploited by the opponent political parties. It is recognised…

Energy For The Poor

Energy for the poor

Pakistan's poor is in quite an unenviable and even in a shabby situation; access to land, water, employment, raw material and agri-inputs and Energy etc. We will focus in this…