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The Divides Over Drones

The divides over drones

What the drone strike last week has achieved is that it has removed the recent confusion in the opposing camps in Pakistan and kicked off the latest ‘we-have-been-vindicated’ campaigns by…

The Hamlet In Nawaz Sharif

The Hamlet in Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif lives in an etherised world where time is of little consequence. Like Hamlet he is given to indecision. The prince of Denmark prevaricated because of self-doubt…

In Hindsight

In hindsight

A slew of new appointments were announced the other day. And very soon we will also have a new army chief and joint chief. Having got it disastrously wrong on…

GB Law Needs Overhaul

GB law needs overhaul

The Gilgit-Baltistan (Empowerment and Self-Governance) Order 2009 resembles a very intricate sandcastle: elaborate in its design but devoid of structural and constitutional integrity. Even the slightest disturbance, as tiny as…

Dear, Mr Prime Minister

Dear, Mr Prime Minister

In this very critical moment of history I am compelled to write this brief letter to remind you about your role as the chief executive of Pakistan, and the commitments…

Successful Visit

Successful visit

  This week past the focus of Pakistani media's attention was on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's four-day scheduled visit to the United States and his meetings with several Obama administration…

Security Is Imperative

Security is imperative

When Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif assumed his third term in office, he proposed unconditional talks to India; sought a rapprochement with Hamid Karzai in Kabul; and offered negotiations to the…

Stability With Growth

Stability with growth

The stabilisation vs growth debate has been sparked by concerns that Pakistan is entering its sixth year of stagnating incomes and can no longer afford to tread the same path.…

Prospects Of Taliban Talks

Prospects of Taliban talks

Adding to an unenviable list of challenges that already includes earthquakes, sectarian violence and an economy teetering near collapse, Pakistan's leaders are attempting to open a new round of high-stakes…

Don`t Do It, Prime Minister

Don`t do it, Prime Minister

KAYANI must go. No extensions, no sinecure, no new job with old powers, no old job with new powers. Home. And Sharif must be the man to do it. When…