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View Point: Controversial Figure

View Point: Controversial figure

Do you know who the following three personages were: Hafeez Jalandhari, Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Ashfaq Ahmed? "Of course", you're most likely to say, "Hafeez is the man who gave…

Why Break The Relationship?

Why break the relationship?

The US agenda with Pakistan pre-9/11 was, in order of priority viz (1) nuclear non-proliferation (2) terrorism and (3) drugs, with the Taliban government in Afghanistan figuring prominently in the…

Left, Right And The Unknown

Left, right and the unknown

In a short span of time, the PPP has gone from boom to bust. One prime minister disqualified by the Supreme Court, another declared ineligible to contest the coming election.…

The Right Man For The Wrong Job

The right man for the wrong job

“If you are going through hell, keep going” — Churchill With octogenarians walking us through the most tumultuous times in our history, we don’t see a way out. No promises,…

Hafeez Caretaker PM?

Hafeez caretaker PM?

Dr Hafeez Sheikh's resignation as the Federal Minister for Finance has generated considerable speculation as to its reason. What fuelled these speculations was the fact that the Presidency issued a…

Worrying Signs Before Polls

Worrying signs before polls

While the major worry for those keen on seeing a level playing field remains the Taliban threat to disrupt the ANP, PPP and MQM election campaigns, an equally worrying situation…

The Caretakers

The caretakers

The air is thick with speculations about the elections. Some news channels are adding to this uncertainty by wondering if the elections are not already fixed. The steps taken by…

Should We Be Complacent?

Should we be complacent?

The report prepared by Zeenat Hisam and Yasmin Qureshi on Religious minorities in Pakistan for the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (Piler) and launched last Tuesday at the…