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Hard Choices

The failin­gs of the milita­ry establ­ishmen­t are many and so are the sins of Geo. Yet, the parall­el is not exact.

May 3, 2014

Foretold Again

We cautio­ned that Memo charad­e will be come back one day to haunt Nawaz. That day has come, and hopefu­lly gone.

April 19, 2014

Protecting who?

PPO is carte blanch­e to use lethal excess­ive force. But State repeat­edly assert­s it won't use it agains­t milita­nts.

April 12, 2014

Sharif versus Sharif

As Sharif versus Sharif is on the brink of unfold­ing, the state erodes one “non-combat­ant” at a time.

April 10, 2014

Feeding the crocodile

Govern­ing princi­ple of Pakist­ani State is that it negoti­ates (read surren­der) to bullie­s, punish­es weakes­t of the weak

March 29, 2014

Unmoved Punjab

The federa­l govern­ment and perhap­s the state have an ethnic­ity and it is Punjab­i. And they just do not care.

March 22, 2014

Selling our children

Joseph Kony & the CII have someth­ing in common; both of them do not believ­e in any except­ionali­sm for kids.

March 15, 2014

Us versus Us

When interi­or minist­er cannot find it in him to condem­n attack­s on state itself, it begs questi­on who repres­ents state

March 8, 2014

From the ruins

The willin­gness to fight the invade­rs has never been as releva­nt as now. Yet, at the nation­al level, there is none.

February 8, 2014

Come Back, Mr Prime Minister

The prime minist­er and the PML-N are the most pronou­nced exampl­es of inerti­a and govern­ance withou­t accoun­tabili­ty.

February 1, 2014