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Two Faces Of Terrorism

Two faces of terrorism

The terrorist atrocities perpetrated in Peshawar and Nairobi on the weekend were dissimilar but not exactly disconnected. For one, both were explicitly directed against non-Muslims. The dozen or so men…

Sell-off Of PSM

Sell-off of PSM

Pakistan Steel Mills, known to be the country's largest industrial unit incorporated in 1968 at a total cost of Rs 24.7 billion, with an annual designed production capacity of 1.1…

A Record-setting Presidency

A record-setting presidency

Zardari’s term as president will come to an end today when president-elect Mamnoon Husain takes his oath of office. Zardari will then become the first democratically elected president in the…

Army Isn’t The Solution

Army isn’t the solution

After five years of PPP's 'democratic' dispensation (over which its co-chairman and Pakistan's sitting president has 'no regrets') the issue reaching the boiling point is the deep-rooted lawlessness all over…

Secrecy In Democracy

Secrecy in democracy

Dr. Samuel Johnson wondered “whether a secret has not some subtle volatility by which it escapes imperceptibly, at the smallest vent, or some power of fermentation, by which it expands…

Culpability For Crises

Culpability for crises

The debilitating economic crises facing Pakistan and the deplorable state of public services are mostly a result of mismanagement, inaction and the blatantly wrong policies that have been pursued by…

Permanent Victimhood

Permanent victimhood

Politically speaking, Malala’s gravest error was to survive the attack by the Taliban gunmen who shot her in the head on her way back from school in 2012. Had she…