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Fazlullah`s Ascent

Fazlullah`s ascent

The ascendancy of Mullah Fazlullah as the chief of the banned militant outfit Tehreek-iTaliban Pakistan (TTP) has raised several questions. The death of Hakeemullah Mehsud in a drone strike on…

Risk Of American Failure

Risk of American failure

The idea of bringing the government of the United States of America to its knees has a certain appeal in various parts of the world. Broadly speaking, though, the reasons…

Disaster Ahead

Disaster ahead

In my previous three articles (September 17, September 24 and October 1), I have summarised the various aspects of the IMF programme and its likely impact on Pakistan’s economy in…

Need Of The Hour In Fata

Need of the hour in Fata

The British put together a well-crafted system for dealing with the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. The centrepiece of this system is the allowance-holders. These include the maliks or elders (small…

Systemic Reforms

Systemic reforms

The PM has announced his six-point agenda for not only the youths of this country but also to kick start the economy. Cynics might say one thing or another but…

The Fairness Principle

The fairness principle

Pakistan's regional problems are due to the negligence of our policy makers. This is a criticism that is across the board. The policymakers have taken opinions of powerful persons as…

Do We Need Another Keynes?

Do we need another Keynes?

The August 30 edition of this newspaper contained an article by Dr Asad Zaman, in which he sheds light on the ideas of Adam Smith, Keynes and the financial crisis.…

Need For Shared Goals

Need for shared goals

Peace within Afghanistan could largely depend on how regional states view their geo-strategic and geo-economic interests in the country in the backdrop of the 2014 withdrawal. This is borne out…