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And So They Went On

And so they went on

The other day I happened to overhear a group of post-graduate students discussing what constituted the principal or fundamental problem of Pakistan. Here is a summarised account of the debate.…

A Patient People’s Fury

A patient people’s fury

Gujarat is paying American PR firm, APCO Worldwide, millions of dollars to build and promote Brand Narendra Modi for nothing. It should really be writing those cheques in the name…

The Mirage Of Democracy

The mirage of democracy

Use your brain before May 11 – this meme, one of many that are doing the rounds on the Pakistani blogosphere in the run-up to the general elections, comes as…

Capital Suggestion…Post-election

Capital suggestion…Post-election

The most probable post-election permutation is a coalition government. The three overriding factors for the coalition government will be: the IMF, coalition politics and the PPP’s control over the Senate.…

The ESCAP Survey

The ESCAP survey

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (ESCAP) launched its flagship document – the Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2013 (hereafter survey)…

A Shameless Extreme

A shameless extreme

Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is a blunt man who does not believe in sugar-coating what he has to say in coloured phrases of shallow rhetoric. In his Martyrs’…

Inured To Rape

Inured to rape

Rape stalks the land. India rages against it. Delhi, that genteel city of Ghalib, has now been transformed into the rape capital of the world. As the Hindu points out,…

Combating Financing Of Terrorism – I

Combating financing of terrorism – I

"Pakistan has taken steps towards improving its AML/CFT regime, including by issuing an SRO to increase the maximum monetary sanction for non-compliance with S/RES/1267. However, despite Pakistan's high-level political commitment…