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Deadly Tentacles Of Terrorism

Deadly tentacles of terrorism

The ghastly and cowardly attack of September 15, 2013 by Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) on Major General Sanaullah Khan, Lieutenant Colonel Tauseef Ahmad and Sepoy Irfan Sattar, has once again exposed hollowness…

Blind Alleys

Blind alleys

For the best part of 12 years, Pakistani liberals have considered themselves the vanguard of a struggle against what has variously been called religious extremism, fundamentalism and fanaticism. They have…

Debate Vs Dialogue

Debate vs dialogue

Human interaction or communication is viewed as a complex process involving multiple factors. Historically, debate and dialogue have been among the significant approaches used for human communication and argument. Debate…

The New Governance

The new governance

Are earnest, well-meaning people no shortage of this breed here – still missing the trick? When this government wants to do something it goes ahead and does it. Nearly five…

Sell-off Of PSM

Sell-off of PSM

Pakistan Steel Mills, known to be the country's largest industrial unit incorporated in 1968 at a total cost of Rs 24.7 billion, with an annual designed production capacity of 1.1…

Historic Full Term

Historic full term

Asif Ali Zardari finally completed his term as the President. While expressing his pride over being the first president to complete his term with "honour and respect" and over his…

The Path Is Through The Village

The path is through the village

The rural landscape in Pakistan has witnessed profound economic changes since the Green Revolution of the 1960s. Consequently, most of the traditional village occupations became redundant due to fast-paced socio-economic…

How To Handle A Crisis

How to handle a crisis

It was a cold day in February 1994. Three Afghans armed with pistols and hand grenades had hijacked a school bus from Peshawar. They took 74 schoolchildren and staff hostage…

The Village

The village

What socio-economic changes have taken place in the last two decades in a typical village in Punjab and what have been the major drivers of such changes? What are the…