Category: English Columns

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Multiple crises in Thar

THE plight of the people of Thar has been part of the public debate for many days now, but there is little evidence of any adequate comprehension of its causes or a...

Jinnah between Kerala and Dubai

WE can only guess how Bangladeshis regard Jinnah after some of his self-proclaimed followers subverted his dream in 1971. But there is an enclave in Kerala, in southern...

The demon we created

IT took yet another militant attack across the border and increasing pressure from outside powers for us to finally act against Masood Azhar and his militant network —...

Lessons from Lanka

IN drawing rooms across Pakistan, the chattering classes often bemoan the antics of our politicians. For them, the only solution to our flawed democracy is a benevolent...

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Between a rock and a hard place

Faced with the dilemma of siding with the House of Saud and keeping the Ayatollahs’ Iran unnerved, Pakistan is finding it hard to balance its act. Although Prime...

Aamir’s Angst And Incredible India – Aijaz Zaka Syed

In Bertolt Brecht’s poem ‘Die Lösung’ (‘The Solution’), written after the 1953 uprising in East Germany, a government functionary hands out bulletins...

Struggle in Kashmir – Malik Muhammad Ashraf

According to reports, the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly – which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural issues – has passed a resolution tabled by...

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