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Thar Coal: Reality & Myth

Thar coal: reality & myth

At a distance of 410-km from Karachi in the Tharparkar District of Sindh and in the wilderness of Thar desert is located the Thar coalfield, the coal deposits of which…

Geopolitical Realities

Geopolitical realities

Last Monday, in one of the last meetings of its soon-to-conclude session, the UN General Assembly decided that intergovernmental negotiations (IGN) on the issue of Security Council reform, which have…

Denying The Ground Realities

Denying the ground realities

As expected, the government responded promptly to Dr Hafiz Pasha's views expressed recently in a seminar on the woes of the economy because distortions pointed out by unbiased experts strengthen…

Being Asif Zardari

Being Asif Zardari

“Islamabad is already jolted and now let’s wait for the aftershocks.” That was my first reaction at a TV talk show on Sept 7 when the anchor asked for my…

Zardari’s Strategy

Zardari’s strategy

Pakistan's election activity is picking up pace as the country enters its final days of campaigning. Political pundits have begun forecasting the number of seats each party is likely to…

Zardari, Nawaz And The Factors

Zardari, Nawaz and the factors

Unfortunately, external forces exercise an unjustifiable influence on Pakistan’s internal issues and politics. By external forces here I do not mean only the Unites States but also Britain, other European…

Zardari’s Visits To China

Zardari’s visits to China

After every visit by President Asif Ali Zardari to China, his Chinese hosts start wondering about his subsequent tri-monthly trip there. They have to figure out where next to take…