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The path we choose

The agreement with the TLP is causing ripples through the societal divide. One lives in dread of its fallout in shaping the future national narrative and its international repercussions which…

Pathetic direct tax collection

The dismal share of income tax in overall collection of taxes during the last many decades testifies to the lack of judicious balance between direct and indirect taxes, resulting in…

Path to peace or minefield?

PAKISTAN is in talks with ‘some groups’ of the TTP, Prime Minister Imran Khan told Turkish state TV that also produces his favourite drama Ertugrul. He did not choose to…

The pathology of ‘motivational’ speakers

The last decade has seen a tremendous rise in the number of motivational speakers around the globe. This is not to say that before the last decade motivational speakers did…

On the wrong path

After having failed to dislodge the government in the first round of agitation and lying low for more than four months, the PDM minus the PPP re-launched the movement with…

The path to a ‘normal’ country

AT a briefing with the leading lights of the TV channels, a ‘high official’ has given details of the contacts with Delhi in order to de-escalate tensions and the baby…

Women and political inequality

GENDER inequality takes a variety of forms in Pakistan, but a fundamental one — and one whose rectification may help address all other variants as well — is political inequality.…

Political polarization

Somalia is in a political crisis. For the first time in the country’s recent history, the four-year mandate of Parliament and the executive has expired without the selection – or…

Quetta: tragedy and empathy

The brutal murder of the Shia Hazara miners was tragic enough but what followed in the aftermath was even worse. The response from the prime minister was not only unexpected…