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Azam Khalil

Belief In Democracy

"Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was bitter in soul, gathered themselves unto him. And he became a captain over them." – I. Samuel After several months of turmoil, the dust has finally settled…

Tolerance And Compromise

“All government - indeed, every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act - is founded on compromise and barter.” – Edmund Burke Our politicians have consistently refused to learn from history. Therefore, whenever a…

Making And Breaking Promises Again

"He who is the most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in the performance of it." – Jean Jacques Rousseau The political atmosphere of the country is heating up and it is expected to reach its climax somewhere near the upcoming…

Let’s See What Happens!

"More pernicious nonsense was never devised by man than treaties of commerce." – Disraeli The Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, is a very cautious person and man of few words. But when he called his Pakistani counterpart, Yousuf…

Should We Expect Another War?

"An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded." – Pope The US administration is supporting Israel “to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iran's nuclear facilities.” It is a decision that will lead to…

Political Games

"There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place." – Irving For some the winds of…

Political Battle In Lahore

"Popular applause veers with the wind." – John Bright The coming week will see two political parties trying to prove their popular standing with the people of Lahore. While Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) led by Imran Khan may be a minnow as…

Cries For Help

“The more corrupt the state, the more laws.” –Tacitus There are many who firmly believe that the coalition government has failed to fix economic priorities in Pakistan. Unfortunately, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has played into the…

Acts Of Jugglery

"In quarrelling the truth is always lost." – Syrus The US foreign policy is in shambles as far as Pakistan and Afghanistan are concerned. It can be said with certainty that the leaders in the US administration are not on the same page about…

US Harsh Words Counterproductive

"Diplomacy is to do and say The nastiest thing in the nicest way." – Isaac Goldberg The Americans are not known for finer elements in diplomacy. Therefore, when Mr Leon Panetta issued a broadside against Pakistan after their intelligence…