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Genetically Intoxicated In Agriculture

Genetically intoxicated in agriculture

Pakistan first started its biogenetics institute at Faisalabad in 1983 as National Institute of Biogenetic Engineering (NIBGE). I was there in the Planning Commission and I was told that to…

Nawaz In Wonderland

Nawaz in Wonderland

PML-N’s 2013 elections manifesto brings to mind the fairy-tale ‘Alice in Wonderland’. “If you don’t know where you are going, then it doesn’t matter which way you go”. This seems…

The Most Democratic Of Them All

The most democratic of them all

A few articles have been published on these pages recently lambasting the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leadership for talking to the Jamaat-e-Islami for seat adjustment. The writers heaped criticism on the Jamaat…

Khoso’s Tasks

Khoso’s tasks

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is facing huge shortage in revenue collection despite resorting to all sorts of negative tactics and highhandedness, destroying the already fragile economy. The FBR…

Rocking The Republic

Rocking the republic

A major religious party leader was unable to recite the sixth kalma. A Wharton MBA was able to successfully belt out the Fajr azaan. There were questions to candidates about…

What Is On Offer On The Economic Front?

What is on offer on the economic front?

The manifestoes of the two major parties namely the PML (N) and the PPP have been released amidst much fanfare. One question uppermost in the minds of analysts is: given…

Undermining The Elections

Undermining the elections

In our own little world of feudal-colonial-authoritarian traditions, the aspirations for democratic values and institutions are evenly matched by a discomfort with both values and institutions. How deep is that…