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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

Defence by Intimidation

Trial of Genera­l (retd) Mushar­raf is a trial of us as a people & is also politi­cal & it is about self-accoun­tabili­ty.

January 22, 2014

Soldier’s Debt

Till the time you cannot name the known murder­ers and condem­n them, please do not bother, thank you very much.

January 11, 2014

Conscientious Objector

Govern­or Taseer was aware of the possib­ility of death, but stood his ground, while we today hold the bridle.

January 5, 2014