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Policy Rethink Needed

Policy rethink needed

Political and security circles in Pakistan are abuzz with analyses of America’s failures in Afghanistan, appreciation for the Taliban’s resilience and concern for the sufferings of ordinary Afghans. It’s anybody’s…

The Knives Are Out

The knives are out

If every wrong is to be placed at the politician’s door, in the instant case at Asif Zardari’s, then the good that has come with his government and with democracy…

Lessons From Gojra

Lessons from Gojra

India lodges new complaint against China India lodges new complaint against China. The prime minister has condemned the incident; the Punjab chief minister has promised to make an example of…

Opposition And Economy

Opposition and economy

Is there a single good reason why Pakistanis should be deprived of their legitimate right to hear (and witness) what is in store for them, financially, in the coming year?…

Wages Of Brinkmanship

Wages of brinkmanship

The people of Pakistan have been living on edge for as long as one can recall. One of the recent causes of their despair has been what is commonly described…

View Point

View Point

As it fights on to cover up its acts of omission and commission, the Zardari/ Gilani government has been resorting to irrational and illogical arguments and actions. The personal having…

Thoughts After The March

Thoughts after the march

Imran Khan’s much-publicised Waziristan peace march is over, but it has left many questions unanswered in its wake about the politics behind the move. It would have been understandable if…

Xmas and the city

Only a Russian deputy foreign minister could insult with such diplomatic finesse, and leave no bruises. `You send delegations from Pakistan every few months to us. From your National Defence…

On Two American Wars

On two American wars

So they are gone, we are told, but 50,000 remain. Active combat mission in Iraq is over, Mr Obama declared on August 31, 2010, but the largest embassy on earth…

The Culprit Is Corruption

The culprit is corruption

How much our political leaders own or possess is left to conjecture and how they came to acquire their wealth is a topic of street gossip. The people have a…