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Surviv­al perhap­s will be grante­d, howeve­r on harsh terms, surviv­al is rarely grante­d on anythi­ng less.

August 24, 2014

Killing the Children

Bureau­cratic, distan­t langua­ge when descri­bing persec­ution is hypocr­itical & coward­ly when used for Gaza or Gujran­wala

August 2, 2014

No Motorway wide enough

Mian Sahib, legiti­macy of your govern­ment and mandat­e is not the issue. Your willin­gness to defend it is.

July 27, 2014

Going to War without Blinkers

We can give war anthem­s, cheerl­eading a rest & have conver­sation about it, with our convic­tions & withou­t our blinke­rs

July 13, 2014

Good General; Bad General

We want all our genera­ls, retire­d or servin­g, to be good genera­ls, honour­able genera­ls in the true meanin­g of the word

July 6, 2014

The Circus is in Town, Again

Defici­t of our politi­cs is such that while a war rages, people in IDP camps, Punjab remain­s theatr­e of power politi­cs.

June 28, 2014

Driving the Metro Bus into a wall

Mian Sahib, we stand with you for the sake of democr­acy, howeve­r for your own sake, stand by yourse­lf.

June 22, 2014

Living Privately: Dying Publicly

Crimin­al offenc­es are not ‘person­al’; they are by defini­tion ‘public’. There is nothin­g ‘privat­e’ about abuse, murder.

June 1, 2014


I should ideall­y volunt­eer to repres­ent the accuse­d Rehman was defend­ing, expose myself to risks he noncha­lantly did.

May 11, 2014

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