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Champion Of Haris’ Rights

Champion of haris’ rights

In today’s post ‘end of history’ era, someone demanding an end to the oppression of factory labourers and the tillers of the soil risks being called a misfit. But how…

Have A Nice Budget Speech

Have a nice budget speech

“Sir, I’m here to brief you on the upcoming budget. My team has burnt the midnight oil in drawing up the proposals.” “Oh, really? I appreciate the efforts you have…

Fleeting Moments (Double Standards)

Fleeting moments (Double standards)

Prime Minister David Cameron has had a three-day whirlwind trip to the Middle East to sell weapons manufactured by British companies, primarily Typhoon jets made by BAE systems. While charming…

Democracy vs culture

Regardless of the consequences of the ongoing turmoil in the Arab states in the short run, it should give a fresh impetus to the efforts students of politics have been…

Viewpoint

Viewpoint

Whilst on Monday, President Asif Ali Zardari held a special signing ceremony, attended by leaders of all the parliamentary parties and chief ministers, to celebrate the passage of the 18th…

Be Not Afraid

Be not afraid

Rationality is one of many factors which govern human behaviour, but sadly it is by no means the dominant one. Why else would Balochistan be in such political turmoil and…

Waziristan: Back To Square One

Waziristan: back to square one

The causes that led us to the present turmoil in Swat need to be considered. Was it the first time that Sufi Muhammad demanded implementation of Sharia laws in Malakand…

PSO – Fuelling Success

PSO – Fuelling success

For the past 35 years, Pakistan State Oil has been driving the wheels of the national economy, all the way from product supplies to meeting the needs of critical sectors…

Monetary Management In Difficult Times

Monetary management in difficult times

There are visible signs of a gradual return to macroeconomic stability. Inflation has declined to around 11 percent (partly because of the large base effect and partly the sharp decline…