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Political detention

Julian Assange has now been in the maximum-security facilities of Belmarsh prison for over 1,000 days. On the occasion of his 1,000th day of imprisonment, campaigners, supporters and kindred spirits…

Systemic reform

When I first read Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot’ many moons ago as an impressionable young mind, it was embedded in my subconscious as a rare prospect. But, as time…

Reforming judicial system

It is a fact that nothing worthwhile has been done by Legislature—no matter whether under civilian or military rules—to bring fundamental changes in the existing exploitative, anti-people, elitist structures and…

Systemic violence on local people

WHEN it comes to the coverage of terrorism in the Af-Pak region, journalists and analysts in Pakistan have one thing in common: their fixation on ideological aspects of extremism often…

Political chessboard

AS the Titanic was sinking, its captain had the ship’s band play on to fool the passengers into thinking all was well. With the PTI’s ship rapidly hitting multiple political…

Political arena

The Prime Minister has written a letter to the Speaker of the National Assembly to take steps for making electoral reforms. It is a step in the aftermath of recent…

Economic, political, military strength

National Security Committee (NSC) chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan and attended by civilian and military leadership approved the first-ever National Security Policy (NSP) 2022-26 after a detailed briefing by…

Deciding on a system

A few days ago, someone forwarded a video clip to me on WhatsApp in which an analyst was terming the current system of government the root of the country's problems.…