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What’s black and white?

AS the Martyrs Reverence Day was officially marked this week with pledges that their supreme sacrifice would always be cherished and honoured with gratitude, one image from that dreadful day, May 9,…

A tale of 2 economies: India and Pakistan

When India and Pakistan became independent states after the Partition in 1947, they inherited a similar economic legacy of underinvestment and neglect from Britain. Their colonial economies were among the…

IMF and imperialism

Pakistan is desperately looking for the completion of the ninth review of the IMF programme to get $1.1 billion tranche from. The government is claiming that it has fulfilled all…

Capital suggestion: Politics and violence

Imran Khan's dangerous political ambitions have caused him to disregard the boundaries of violence in politics, posing a serious threat to the safety and stability of society. Imran Khan’s ruthless…

Understanding judicial chaos

“Fear cuts deeper than swords” — George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones LIKE the Supreme Court of Pakistan, it is normal for the supreme courts of other countries to…

Pakistan, and international global financial order

In the recently released report ‘Regional Economic Outlook: Middle East and Central Asia’ by International Monetary Fund (IMF), one of its comments on Pakistan’s economy was ‘For… Pakistan, policy interest…

‘Revolt’ and youth

IF there was one reading recommendation from the previous week, it was a piece by Bilal Gilani in The News. The executive director of Gallup Pakistan, Gilani has written more than once on…

Politics through a film script

THERE was a Bombay movie in 1964, a few weeks before Nehru’s death. It was called Leader, the only film for which the late actor Dilip Kumar wrote the story.…

Politics over economy

“As I have been arguing for a long time now, there is a real need not simply for a political economy of wealth but also for a political economy of…

It’s all about politics

Our politicians are deeply and dangerously divided. Our judiciary is divided. Our state institutions are divided. Our journalists are divided. We the people are also divided – divided along political…