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Why should the dharnas end?

‘Rebell­ion’ today has a decent chance of succes­s in making life better for all.

September 27, 2014

In the ‘national interest’

A way out of the curren­t travai­ls is for the ‘umpire’ to step in to fill the power vacuum in Islama­bad.

September 13, 2014

Shades of dhandli

Pakist­anis must stop believ­ing that there exists an anthro­pologi­cal, sociol­ogical reason to bypass the law in Pakist­an

August 29, 2014

The need for change

You can either have a true democr­acy or great wealth concen­trated in the hands of a few becaus­e you can’t have both.

August 15, 2012

Jailbreak despair

Most of us believ­e that expect­ing govern­ment, establ­ishmen­t to take steps, preven­t recurr­ence of Bannu is delusi­onary.

April 18, 2012

Pakistan and the Iran pipeline

Zardar­i stands to benefi­t politi­cally in the run-up to genera­l electi­ons, claimi­ng he stood up to US bullyi­ng.

March 8, 2012

Storm in a tea cup

Mansoo­r and Haqqan­i, two verita­ble peas in a pod, were having fun and games althou­gh in the proces­s both got hurt.

February 19, 2012

Since Salala

Few would have predic­ted the steep fall that has occurr­ed in relati­ons in the months elapse­d since Salala attack.

February 11, 2012

Terminally ill

If dispat­ching the govern­ment before comple­ting its term harms democr­acy & means we can’t critic­ise it, so be it.

January 23, 2012

A tinpot despot

When it comes to dealin­g with nuclea­r armed enemie­s threat­ening its shores, US shows how solici­tous, patien­t it is.

December 22, 2011