111 510 510 libonline@riphah.edu.pk Contact
No Wrong Turn Now

No wrong turn now

It is time the pernicious idea of giving a few years` contract to some caretakers to clean up Pakistan`s rotten-egg politics and put the affairs of the state in order…

Change: Order Vs Disorder

Change: order vs disorder

The Bible says there is a time for every purpose under heaven - "A time to be born and a time to die;...a time to weep and a time to…

The Fundamentalist Mind

The fundamentalist mind

Fundamentalism is a controversial term, ascribed first to 19thcentury American Protestant groups which preached strict adherence to basic biblical tenets. It is now applied loosely to all groups exhibiting broadly…

The Truth About Balochistan

The truth about Balochistan

The power-hungry sardars and nawabs widely visible on Balochistan’s political scene are a by-product of the establishment’s long-term policies. These sardars derive their legitimacy from the civil-military establishment, and they…

Costly Appeasement

Costly appeasement

The past week has left the Pakistanis grappling with two serious issues: they cannot protect the Hazara Shias of Quetta, nor can they resist the armed extremists. The result of…

Wrapping Up The War

Wrapping up the war

Corporate profits have rocketed to all-time highs – but for more than a decade, wages and incomes have hardly budged. — Barack Obama, State of the Union Address, 2013 Barack…

Pakistan`s Triple Front

Pakistan`s triple front

Pakistan is at another inflexion point in its eventful history. It confronts strategic challenges simultaneously on three fronts: internal, western and eastern. The internal challenge is most palpable: economic stagnation;…

The Care They Can Take

The care they can take

The constitution is silent on the precise role of the caretaker government. There is a general agreement that the caretaker setup should not take any action that favors one political…

Aid And Achievemen

Aid and achievemen

Speaking at an event in Jacobabad last week, US Ambassador Richard Olson said that his country would continue to build “a long-term partnership with Pakistan by extending cooperation in several…

The Unsung Hero Of Kargil

The unsung hero of Kargil

“Gentlemen! Thank you very much for gracing our Independence Day”. That is how President Bill Clinton greeted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his team at Blair House, the US Presidential…