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Displaced Malians Struggle To Return Home

Displaced Malians struggle to return home

Afiatu Guindo often wonders if she made the right decision when she brought her six children to share a one-room apartment in Mali's capital, Bamako, far from home. When she…

Is Land Reform Off The Menu? – III

Is land reform off the menu? – III

Land and housing reforms: Innovations and opportunities due to the floods: The destruction of life and property of people due to floods have developed the need and rationale for launching…

Viewpoint: Qadri, Qadeer And The Media

Viewpoint: Qadri, Qadeer And The Media

Tahirul Qadri who flew in from his home in Canada with the stated objective of saving this state from politicians and the unstated aim of derailing the democratic system by…

Smart Move On The Eve Of Election

Smart move on the eve of election

The internal Monetary Policy Committee of State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) was unanimous in its decision for keeping the discount rate unchanged and the Board conveniently approved that stance. The…

Monopoly On Wisdom

Monopoly on wisdom

The recent book by a former chief of the general staff of the Pakistan Army has only added to what was generally known in informed circles, and once again there…

Losing Both War And Peace

Losing both war and peace

Inscribed on the wall of a Buddhist temple in Hawaii are the words: ‘Every man is given the key to the gates of heaven. The same key can open the…

Our Textual Religiosity

Our textual religiosity

Whereas an ever-growing number of Islamic social forces in the Muslim world are looking towards Turkey and its Justice and Development Party to replicate its workable model of democratisation as…

Checks On Immigration

Checks on immigration

Immigration has been a highly emotive issue in British politics since Enoch Powell made his famous 1968 “rivers of blood” speech which sketched a picture of Britain inundated with immigrants.…

Packed And Gone

Packed and gone

There is an old saying ‘bus ho chuki namaz, musalla uthaiye’. It is used to convey to the concerned person that there is nothing left to talk about and they…

Of Distant Dreams And False Myths

Of distant dreams and false myths

The goodwill Indians and Pakistanis manifest for each other can vanish in a jiffy when the hate-mongers on both sides get going. The ensuing slanging match usually takes the form…