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Visiting Bangladesh

Visiting Bangladesh

Shrugging off its traditional reliance for foreign-exchange earnings on jute goods and tea, Bangladesh has economically made giant strides, with home remittances and garment manufacturing giving momentum to a whole…

Of born leaders and followers

It’s hard not to see eye to eye with the federal information minister when he says that his boss Bilawal Bhutto is a born leader. The point of disagreement may,…

Truth And Politicians

Truth and politicians

“Dictators are falling. Democracies are failing. A curious coincidence? Or is it, perhaps, a sign that something fundamental has changed in the grain of human history. I believe so. How…

Outsourcing State Terror

Outsourcing state terror

They are the world’s most powerful and largest democracies, respectively, but the United States and India have something most undemocratic in common. They both outsource means to kill, torture and…

Misplaced Optimism

Misplaced optimism

In developing democracies such as Pakistan, there is a tendency for the incumbent government to camouflage its socio-economic failures with a sense of artificial optimism aimed at deluding the masses…

No Clear Path

No clear path

There`s one thing the world is learning about Pakistan: this is a nation that likes binaries. Civil and military; Islam and secularism; dictatorships and democracies; China and the US; Sufi…