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Pakistan And Iran: New Goalposts

Pakistan and Iran: new goalposts

Pakistan is fortunate to have Iran as a strong and considerate neighbour. Although at times the relationship becomes tense mainly due to events that are mostly related to factors that…

A Thriving Industry

A thriving industry

Kidnapping for ransom took root in Karachi by way of interior Sindh in the late 1980s, where previously livestock used to be abducted and returned after the abductors were paid…

Moving Past The Crisis Metric

Moving past the crisis metric

The question has become rhetorical: given Pakistan's abundant manpower and natural resources, bilateral donors and the IMF over the years, why has the country not been able to build a…

Great Initiatives

Great initiatives

The careers of our senior military hierarchy, a confidential prerogative of the military secretary’s branch of the GHQ, are being openly (and irresponsibly) discussed in the media, thanks to the…

Of Human Bondage

Of human bondage

The US State Department released the ‘Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, 2013 on June 19. The report has been regularly issued every year since 2001. It grades different countries of…

Victims And Victimhood

Victims and victimhood

Salman Rushdie, a much-feted victim of intolerance, was vigorously promoting his memoir recently when I asked a friend in London to send me a copy of The Rushdie Letters. It…