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Make Them Think

Make them think

Despite the threats and terrorist attacks, Pakistan went ahead with parliamentary elections. This is a great victory for the country. The winners of these elections, like the PPP before them,…

Celebration Of Democracy?

Celebration of democracy?

Vote for Pakistan. This was the slogan that many heard before heading to the polls on Saturday. All through last week, I met people who hadn`t decided who they were…

The Afghanistan Challenge

The Afghanistan challenge

It is more or less clear that despite security threats and administrative breakdowns the massive — by Pakistani standards — turnout in the May 11 elections has given Nawaz Sharif…

Elections And The Economy

Elections and the economy

The people of Pakistan have made known their will through the ballot on May 11, 2013. The PML-N has emerged as the clear winner and will be able to form…

The Change Has Begun

The change has begun

The PML-N has won the largest number of seats in the National Assembly and will form the next government at the center. It has left its two main rivals, the…

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.…

Diplomacy And Force

Diplomacy and force

The United States is just beginning to realize some age-old truths on the exercise of diplomacy and the use of force. While diplomacy without the sanction of force is impotent,…

New Areas Of Cooperation

New areas of cooperation

Relations between the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are finally picking up much-needed momentum. Recent talks held in Ho Chi Minh City between EU…

Gorilla In The Closet Problem Of NSS

Gorilla in the closet Problem of NSS

Reducing the budget deficit has traditionally been hard for Pakistan, given the country's problem with stagnant tax collection and unyielding public spending; it is only exacerbated by endemic corruption. Countries…

Challenges And Opportunities

Challenges and opportunities

Arrangements made for re-polling at 43 stations in NA-250 showed the ECP and the Army the difference such arrangements could have made to the May 11 election results whose authenticity…