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Post-poll Protests, Ethnic Tension Weigh On Malaysia

Post-poll protests, ethnic tension weigh on Malaysia

Post-election protests and rising ethnic tensions have plagued Malaysia following a highly divisive poll this month, raising fears the country could plunge into instability. Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has led…

Zardari’s Strategy

Zardari’s strategy

Pakistan's election activity is picking up pace as the country enters its final days of campaigning. Political pundits have begun forecasting the number of seats each party is likely to…

Election Outlook-XII: Ethnic Cleavages

Election Outlook-XII: Ethnic cleavages

Sending flowers is a measure of how much you care. And, firing a broadside at somebody is a measure of how much you dislike or despise that person. It was,…

Where To From Here? Election Outlook-XV

Where to from here? Election Outlook-XV

That the post-May 11 Pakistan finds itself in a situation in which the political players at each other's throats can't, or won't, move forward to end this dangerous, complex and…

‘A Friendly Match’ Election Outlook-XIV

‘A friendly match’ Election Outlook-XIV

What is a friendly match? According to Wikipedia, a friendly game or an exhibition match is a sporting event "in which there is no competitive value of any significant kind…

Ideology Of Pakistan

Ideology of Pakistan

There have been several articles dealing either directly or indirectly with the Ideology of Pakistan. I was surprised to read an editorial in Business Recorder stating that; "General Sher Ali…

Our Fickle Fortune

Our fickle fortune

Terrorism and violent death stalk Pakistan and have penetrated all folds of national life. It’s the standard fare of most conversations, especially of Karachiites. But there is no reason to…

Time To Reassess Drones

Time to reassess drones

The US drone strike programme has entered a period of re-evaluation and reconfiguration. Nowhere is this more evident and important than in Pakistan. Key indicators of reassessment and public inquiry…

Matter Of Principle?

Matter of principle?

For the most part of our history ordinary folk have been suspicious of lawyers and complained about our lack of ethics. No landlord wants a lawyer as a tenant for…