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Militancy And Drones

Militancy and drones

THE debate in Pakistan on drone strikes has mostly revolved around two areas. First, that it violates Pakistan`s sovereignty; second, that it creates more jihadis. Both these arguments can easily…

Leave Him Alone

Leave him alone

The ghosts that had taken hold of Pakistan in the last decade or so are making another appearance. Just as a new dawn rises and hope springs under a new…

Judiciary Goes Native

Judiciary goes native

It is perhaps little known outside of legal circles, that the Supreme Court of Pakistan has recently initiated a programme for translating its judgments into Urdu and placing them on…

Invisible Enemy

Invisible enemy

Pakistan Information Security Association (PISA) recently held a Cyber Security Conference at Islamabad. This paper analyzes key aspects of the discourse, captures important observations and recommends action points for securing…

Tax Proposals – I

Tax proposals – I

On June 5, 2013, we will have a new government in action - faced with multifaceted and complicated problems on economic front. It's immediate task of framing budget for fiscal…

As We Near Collapse

As we near collapse

With the elections behind us, we can now look ahead to try and shape a better future for ourselves. Priority must now be given to projects that can contribute to…

The Honeymoon Agenda

The honeymoon agenda

PM-elect Nawaz Sharif will have to distinguish between popular politics and the ‘right’ politics this time around. The possibility to deceive an electorate is almost nonexistent. The drubbing received by…

Sinking The PPP

Sinking the PPP

There could not have been anything as distressing a sight as watching the Titanic, its hull ruptured by an iceberg, sink slowly into the Atlantic Ocean. Until now, that is.…

UKIP’s Challenge To Cameron And The EU

UKIP’s challenge to Cameron and the EU

Given our preoccupation with our general elections on May 11, we can be excused for having largely ignored the shock results in the recent local council elections in the UK.…