A Unilateral Flexibility
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A Unilateral Flexibility

For the past few months, Prime Minister Imran Khan has stopped knocking his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, by referring to him as the ‘Hitler of…

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Zeroing IN

Jumping the Gun
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Jumping the Gun

     Amidst growing condemnations and protests, the federal cabinet rightly scuttled the ill-thought out and self-damaging proposal of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) to allow…

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Frontiers

War with no End
Frontiers

War with no End

“Whatever countries I conquer in the world, I would never forget your beautiful gardens. When I remember the summits of your mountains, I forget the…

Horizons

The Unyielding Land
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The Unyielding Land

America pulls out of its longest-ever military engagement without losing the war — but without winning it either. Two decades ago, President George Bush had…

ViewPoint

Do Or Die
View Point

Do Or Die

The Kashmir conflict is a legacy of the post-colonial partition of the Indian subcontinent in 1947 and the birth of two independent countries: India and…

InFocus

Colonising Kashmir
InFocus

Colonising Kashmir

Massive human rights abuses, state-sponsored terrorism and denying people the right to decide their future have long been the hallmark of India’s illegal rule in…

Balance Sheet

The Roots Of Ethnic Strife
Balance Sheet

The Roots Of Ethnic Strife

A well-known demographer, Kingsley Davis, held three traits responsible for the destruction of ancient cities — too many people, constant in-migration and concentration of wealth.…

Mood of the Moment

Real Politik

Do or Die
Real Politik

Do or Die

Surrounded by political hounds and desperadoes, Prime Minister Imran Khan took a huge risk and survived — but only by the skin of his teeth.…

Special Report

70 — And Still Going Strong
Special Report

70 — And Still Going Strong

Pakistan and China are celebrating 70 years of their friendship, with a measure of satisfaction and trust. It is a unique relationship, which does not…

Scandal

Broadsheet: A Can of Worms
Scandal

Broadsheet: A Can of Worms

     Who, in Pakistan, negotiated the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’s agreement with the London-based assets recovery firm, Broadsheet LLC and why was the contract so…

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BookStore

In China’s Footsteps
BookStore

In China’s Footsteps

China’s Model of Development: Lessons for PakistanAuthor: Syed Hasan Javed Publisher: New Fakhri Printing Press, Karachi 2020Pages: 322Price: Rs 1200 In his latest book, China’s…

Media Matters

Academe

Falling Standards
Academe

Falling Standards

At the outset, one needs to analyse the system of higher education in Pakistan in a historical perspective. There were only a few universities in…

Your Life and Health

Retrospect

The Past is Another City
Retrospect

The Past is Another City

The City of Lights ... Karachi then. A city in total eclipse, Karachi today. The story of the city’s evolution is a saga of a…

Crystal Ball

Line of Fire, No More?
Crystal Ball

Line of Fire, No More?

With the DGMOs’ hotline communication and joint ceasefire announcements, are India-Pakistan relations on the mend? Lt. General (R) Naeem Khalid Lodhi      Apparently the ceasefire…

Dispatches from Chundrigar Rd.

Tribute

Farewell Comrade – Hasil Khan Bizenjo
Tribute

Farewell Comrade – Hasil Khan Bizenjo

Hasil Khan Bizenjo - February 1958 - August 2020 Today’s so-called insurrection in Balochistan bears no resemblance to the ’70s insurgency. That movement was indigenous…

Musings

Demystifying diplomacy
Musings

Demystifying diplomacy

I had the privilege of reading two notable books by former Pakistani diplomats last month; Pakistan’s Foreign Policy — A Reappraisal by Shahid M. Amin;…

Interview

‘Stay the Course’
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‘Stay the Course’

Masood KhanPresident of Azad Jammu and Kashmir When it comes to presenting and pleading the case of Occupied Jammu & Kashmir before the world, no…

Your Say

Letters – April 2021
Your Say

Letters – April 2021

Peace on whose Terms? It is too early to reach any conclusion regarding Indo-Pak relations after the joint ceasefire announcement. However, countless speculations are doing…