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Minority Protection

Minority protection

Jamaatul Ahrar claimed responsibility for the recent terrorist attacks targeting two churches in Lahore, which resulted in several deaths. In retaliation, an angry mob lynched two innocent citizens (in police…

Mid-level Crisis

Mid-level crisis

ALL those who have visited a government office must have come across the famous pronouncement of the Quaid regarding the ideal role of the bureaucracy. Prominently displayed, his vision of…

The Many Pitfalls Of Economic Democracy

The many pitfalls of economic democracy

Pakistan's economic systems are in a mess and the reason is not far to see. The instability and the uncertainty in the economic system is such that the players do…

A Narrow Agenda

A narrow agenda

IT appears the prime minister`s revised offer of talks to the militants in his first address to the nation accentuated the existing differences among the latter on how to respond.…

Consensus On Terrorism

Consensus on terrorism

The tone for a much-needed multi-party conference has finally been set. The leadership of the Awami National Party (ANP) has started contacting the leadership of other political parties. The plan…

The IDP-governance Link

The IDP-governance link

There is hardly any problem in the country which cannot be tracked back to challenges at the level of governance. The crisis of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) is certainly…

Through the lens of conflict

One glance through the geopolitical lens and we can see how the Russian invasion of Ukraine transmutes the entire geo-economic landscape at a global level. Even though it is very…

A success review of the PTI

The PTI government led by Imran Khan completed its 3.5 years in power when the PM dissolved the assembly. The PTI coming to power in the center was the first…

A new power plan : Part – II

The new Indicative Generation Capacity Expansion Plan (IGCEP) mentions nuclear energy. The nuclear option is limited to the addition of one plant of 1,000-1,300MW, which appears to be feasible. The…

Moving past the toxicity

A battle began in the 1990s in Pakistan between a military dictator and a politician who was once mentored by the very establishment that overthrew him and who arguably became…