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Modi’s astrology

Although Narendra Modi is in a good position to become the prime minister of India for the third time, astrologists are of the view that the results of the ongoing…

Is good education only for the rich?

“Old boys protest after Aitchison College governors in Lahore say they will no longer support sons of the rich and powerful” (for admission). This was the headline of The Guardian,…

Jump for humanity

After winning the national election, when Mohtarma Aseefa Bhutto Zardari reached the National Assembly to take oath, for a moment everyone felt that Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed had entered parliament.…

Bhutto’s legacy

April 4, 1979 was the day of the judicial murder of the elected prime minister of Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. This was based on a split 4-3 court decision and…

Legendary Bhutto

On the fourth of April, exactly forty-five years ago in 1979, an unsuccessful attempt was made to extinguish a shining star from the political horizon of Pakistan. The dark forces…

Another February general election

Throughout my life, I have sought to avoid dignifying the indefensible. Attacks on the families of public figures are broadly in this domain – though there can be legitimate exceptions.…

Pakistan’s new face

Amidst the typical Pakistani post-election discourse and the same old lot assuming power at a time when widespread disillusionment with progress prevails, President Zardari's decision to appoint his younger daughter,…

Going beyond austerity

The recent announcement by President Asif Ali Zardari to forgo his salary is worth appreciating. It is equally heartening to see that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is determined to cut…

Challenges before the new finance minister

President Asif Ali Zardari has taken oath from the newly-inducted Federal Cabinet headed by second time Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif. Among the 19-member cabinet, 13 are members of…