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Sustainable Development

Sustainable development

The Rio+20 summit on sustainable development held last June did not attract major headlines in the mainstream media despite its existential implications. In any case, the summit`s painfully negotiated and…

The Best Government

The best government

If the federal law minister is to be taken at his word, the Swiss authorities are not going to reopen money laundering cases against President Zardari. This may be either…

Before Disaster Strikes

Before disaster strikes

Another high-profile, low-output meeting on Afghanistan has been held. On February 3-4 Prime Minister David Cameron met the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan at Chequers, his country residence, for trilateral…

Roots Of Mistrust

Roots of mistrust

CAN militants reignite the insurgency in India-held Kashmir? This apprehension is a major hurdle in the trust-building process between India and Pakistan. Delhi is still fearful that the militants based…

Sectarian Threat To Polls

Sectarian threat to polls

The brutal killing of a leading lawyer in Peshawar last Friday, apparently for his belief, should awaken everyone who wields any authority in Pakistan to the dangerous consequences of the…

Uncorrupted Society?

Uncorrupted society?

Will Pakistan ever be an uncorrupted society? The cynics will point to the fact that the world is still unable to develop a system that rewards honesty and discourages corruption.…

Smoke And Mirrors

Smoke and mirrors

One lie that changed our world was that the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan (December 1979) resurrected the old czarist ambition to extend Russian domination to the warm waters of the…

A Self-defeating Advice

A self-defeating advice

Former premier Nawaz Sharif has asked the government to hold "serious, meaningful and result-oriented" talks with the Al-Qaeda-inspired local Taliban militants to bring peace in the country. A review of…

Kargil Lows

Kargil lows

Gen (r) Shahid Aziz’s effort to ‘disclose’ an open secret has brought the Kargil conflict back into focus. Finding out who knew what and to what extent is certainly important.…