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China’s third revolution

“LET China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world”. This remark attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte has been turned into a reality by the Chinese Communist Party that celebrated the…

Diplomatic blundering

A SERIES of gaffes by our foreign minister has caused utter embarrassment. His penchant for media attention has landed the country in a diplomatic predicament often enough. His mixing of…

Anti-Muslim terror

A report submitted by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief in November last year showed that a majority of Canadians – 52 percent – believe…

Broadsheetgate

ON one of his trips to Karachi towards the middle of 2000, Pakistan’s ‘chief executive’ and army chief Gen Pervez Musharraf agreed to a meeting requested by one the country’s…

Remembering G M Syed

Syed Ghulam Murtaza Shah Kazmi, commonly known as G M Syed, was a renowned Sindhi politician, born in British-occupied Sindh in 1905. For many reasons, G M Syed is considered…

On leadership

History bears testimony to the fact that only those nations became prosperous in the past, and even transformed into great empires, which were blessed with selfless, courageous, visionary and dynamic…

Purpose and conviction

An American author Robert Byrne had once said, “The purpose of life is a life of purpose”. Similarly, another wise person had also once said, “The way you live is…

Women in politics

The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)’s report, ‘Women Parliamentarians Performance 2018-2019’, evaluated the performance of women parliamentarians in Pakistan by focusing on their contribution to parliamentary business. The study…

Maulana’s Second Coming

Maulana’s second coming

Maulana, for once, should thank his arch-enemy for reviving his political fortunes. Kaptaan has one again put Maulana at the centre-stage of Pakistan’s politics, just as Musharraf had done two…

The will to counter extremism

COUNTERING extremism is not an easy job, but the state’s lack of resolve makes it even more complex and challenging. The resolve to stand up to extremism should draw its…