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The ‘human’ Machine

The ‘human’ machine

US DRONE strikes have resumed in Fata in the wake of Operation Zarb-i-Azb. There is anger over this campaign, because it leads to violations of Pakistan’s territorial sovereignty and political…

Asylum Rights

Asylum rights

THE handling of the predicament of Pakistanis seeking asylum in Sri Lanka these days has come in for much criticism by human rights advocates. We as a nation are in…

No Honour In Rape

No honour in rape

On May 25 seven dacoits scaled the walls of a house in Rasulabad in Khairpur, Sindh. They robbed the family of everything they had and then raped the four women…

Only Prayer Of Winning The War

Only prayer of winning the war

A Picture generating optimism is emerging now that former army chief Gen Kayani’s reported procrastination is no more and the North Waziristan operation’s ground phase has been launched following weeks…

We Will Reap The Gaza Whirlwind

We will reap the Gaza whirlwind

Gaza is in ruins as the merciless Israeli blitz has furthered Tel Aviv’s objective of eventual annihilation of all these bothersome Arabs who have the temerity to claim the land…

A Shared Madness

A shared madness

A Collective madness seems to have descended on the Muslim world in a phenomenon that history shows is not exclusively Muslim. But that’s hardly any solace. From Pakistan through Afghanistan,…

Economic Isolation

Economic isolation

Pakistan is in turmoil is stating the obvious. The country is without any sports at the international level. No cricket team is willing to come here as a result of…

Soul Of A Nation

Soul of a nation

There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children" – Nelson Mandela. If that is true then the state of…

Why Is Assam Burning Again?

Why is Assam burning again?

Dubai eye Nation state and democracy are perhaps the greatest gifts of western civilisation to the world. The 20th century saw the crumbling of the colonial order across the globe…

When Bravado Is Not Enough

When bravado is not enough

Befuddled official responses to the gravest of crises seem to be the order of the day but the latest challenge posed by the continued discovery of polio cases in Pakistan…