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Shall we tell the politicians?

Pakistan continues to grapple with a multitude of complex challenges that threaten its national security, hinder its socio-economic progress and have been destabilizing the country in a perpetual manner. In…

What should Pakistan do? ( Part – I )

Let's face it. There is something seriously wrong with the way this country has been run for decades now. Consequently, the world has passed us by as we watched –…

Can’t take them on

One of the most dreadful periods I have lived through, as a citizen and as a journalist, was in the aftermath of the assassination of Salmaan Taseer in the first…

Governance for the people

Successive governments in Pakistan have rarely paid attention to human development indicators. The development model that the political elite follows favours a tiny section of the super-rich. However, it is…

What have we become?

From the murders of Mashal Khan, Priyantha Kumara, Rashid Rehman, Sabeen Mahmud, Salmaan Taseer and Shahbaz Bhatti to the targeting of localities belonging to religious minorities and the attacks and…

German far right seeks to exploit farmer protests

Brandishing suspect flags and even posters calling for opponents to be sent to the gallows, the conspicuous presence of far-right protesters at week-long tractor blockades by farmers have sparked fears…

Leaning to the left

It is commonly perceived that Pakistan’s politics revolves around two or possibly three major parties. These of course are the PMLN, the PPP and the PTI though the latter has…

Year of living on the edge

TRENDS in the outgoing year do not indicate an optimistic outlook for Pakistan’s politics and economy in 2022, when general elections will only be a year away. The political temperature…