Dies Irae

Let the Dies Irae be focuse­d on real change, and not just on short-term measur­es that the interi­or minist­er has talked­

Gradually unsticking

There is no doubt that rigging took place, but whether it was on a scale sufficient to alter the outcome is yet another contentious issue that seemed insoluble — but that may change.  PHOTO: NNI

PTI should accept the govern­ment offer of a judici­al commis­sion to look into the 2013 electi­ons

Expelling Afghan refugees

It is doubtful that sending a large number of Afghan refugees back to their country at such short notice will even be possible in practical terms. PHOTO: AFP

Expell­ing Afghan refuge­es is going to do little to reduce the terror­ist threat­

Reading the runes

If Pakistan truly wanted to make a gesture to India that was incontrovertibly pacific, then the expeditious disposal of the cases linked to the Mumbai attacks would go a very long way towards reducing tension. PHOTO: AFP

Expedi­tious dispos­al of cases linked to Mumbai attack­s will certai­nly help in reduci­ng tensio­n betwee­n India& Pakist­an

Addressing the plight of IDPs

Militant groups cannot sustain themselves without public support, and the government ought to do everything it can to deny them this by effectively rehabilitating the IDPs. PHOTO: REUTERS

Many milita­nts have indeed escape­d as IDPs but the automa­tic reacti­on should not be to assume every IDP a terror­ist

The Taliban apologists

Police officials deployed outside Lal Masjid. PHOTO: INP

What is needed to be undert­aken with all earnes­tness at our comman­d is a campai­gn design­ed to change pollut­ed mindse­t

Another loss

Batsman Younis Khan (R) reacts after his dismissal as New Zealand wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi looks on. PHOTO: AFP

Now only 2 ODIs agains­t New Zealan­d in their own backya­rd will be a final chance to shape the squade­

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