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Rally, Faith, & Ideology

Rally, faith, & ideology

Since October 30, 2011, the organic sprouting has been replaced by synthetic organisation. The Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI)  is no more the romantic idea which drew men, women and families to…

Viewpoint: Qadri, Qadeer And The Media

Viewpoint: Qadri, Qadeer And The Media

Tahirul Qadri who flew in from his home in Canada with the stated objective of saving this state from politicians and the unstated aim of derailing the democratic system by…

Of Absurdity And Tragedy

Of absurdity and tragedy

Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s sudden gush of ‘peace-mongering’ and the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and the PML-N’s support for the same is one of those absurdities of life that are too deep for…

Illusions Of Peace

Illusions of peace

A brave woman by the name of Rehana Haleem, the sister of one of the men involved in the shooting of Malala Yousafzai, spoke up during a CNN interview last…

Love As A Counter

Love as a counter

There are at least 100 Pakistani families who will not be voting in the forthcoming general elections. They no longer have houses that the Election Commission can visit to verify…

Pakistan`s Triple Front

Pakistan`s triple front

Pakistan is at another inflexion point in its eventful history. It confronts strategic challenges simultaneously on three fronts: internal, western and eastern. The internal challenge is most palpable: economic stagnation;…

Seize Kashmir

Seize Kashmir

he recent developments in Kashmir and India offer Pakistan a fresh opportunity to redesign policy. We put Kashmir on the backburner for a decade, with very little return. The Indian…

Afghanistan Beyond 2014

Afghanistan beyond 2014

The post-2014 situation in Afghanistan, after the withdrawal of the US/Nato/ International Security Assistance Force, has been the subject of a most vexing debate in recent times. The main difficulty…

Forgotten Values

Forgotten values

On December 25, we celebrate the birth of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah who was the liberator of our nation, but portray no signs of loyalty to the values he ordained.…

A Man’s Vision

A man’s vision

For much of his career, Mr Harris Khalique, who wrote a piece in The News on March 9, titled “Not cricket,” has hoped for change. Yet, for all his foreign…