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Dr A H Khayal

We Must Live Beyond Our Means

If you want to transform an honest man into a thief, make the necessities of life so expensive that his modest daily earnings are unable to afford them. In order to survive, he must steal whatever he can easily steal. However, if he prefers…

Bloody Revolutions And Silent Revolutions

Once a Pakistani Prime Minister said that he was bringing about a silent revolution. He betrayed his complete ignorance of history. History unequivocally tells that there has never been such a thing as a ‘silent revolution’ under the sun.…

Counterfeit Human Beings

A country is sovereign only if it is militarily self-dependent. A country which is dependent for its survival upon its military imports and yet fancies itself to be sovereign is mentally deranged. In the contemporary world, there are only…

Two Lovers Of A Poor Country

It sounds mighty irrational that the rulers of poor countries should be far more expensive than the rulers of the richest countries. Ethically, the prices of the rulers of a poor country should be determined by the financial conditions…

A Blissful Illiteracy

Thank God our literacy rate is very low. Had it been high, Pakistan by now might have become a fossil. And a contemporary Lord Elgin might have carried it to England, as a gift for the Albert Natural History Museum. Unfortunately, most of…

Animals Love Shakespeare

There is a radical difference between individual borrowings and governmental borrowings. If a particular individual incurs a debt, it is his legal obligation to pay back the debt. If he fails to pay it back, he could be prosecuted for his…

Hearts And Hands

Economic misery relentlessly pursues the common Pakistani. Inflation mercilessly sucks the very marrow of his bones. He hungrily gazes at the politician, but is not fed. The politician has no gravy, but only an early grave for him. To…

Empty Stomachs

Imposing a ban on recruitment is imposing starvation on the unemployed. Recruitment bans have been great accomplishments of our democratically-elected rulers. The masses elect the rulers. The rulers express their gratitude by starving their…

Man And The Monkey

Man has been death’s arch-patron. He is born to irrigate the world with man’s blood. He has been a blood-shedder par excellence. Man’s history is blood-red from cover to cover. Someone has said that prostitution is the oldest profession.…