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Tomfoolery Vs The Majesty Of Law

On July 16, a Supreme Court bench issued a notice to the Prime Minister “to appear personally” on January 19 to explain why he should not be proceeded against for contempt of the court. The same day, the PPP with the support of its…

Literacy Too, Mr Chief Minister

My compliments to Mr Shahbaz Sharif for taking keen interest in promoting the cause of school education and significant steps to provide standard educational facilities to the poor and the disadvantaged. Noteworthy are his initiatives to…

An Opportunity To Remake Pakistan

Pakistan has mostly been a crisis-ridden country. Today when this column is being written, one can’t help recalling the terrible tragedy of half of the country seceding to become Bangladesh. The events of December 16 must be recalled to…

Memogate And After

Ambassador Hussain Haqqani’s exit has opened the door for a lot more exposures emerging from the twists and turns of the curious “Memo to Mullen” episode. Many questions call for answers. n Was it appropriate and prudent for an Ambassador…

A Chief Minister With A Difference

So much is written and talked about poor governance in Pakistan. Horrendous stories of inefficiency, incompetence and corruption hit the print and electronic media every day. The country’s image has sunk so low that aid-giving international…

Hillary’s Mission In Islamabad

We are nearing the crunch time in our relations with USA. Admiral Mullen and Defence Secretary Panetta have directly and publicly accused Pakistan of complicity with the terrorist groups, going to the extent that our major intelligence…

Supreme Court, Opposition And Obama

“One of the biggest problems we have in Pakistan right now is poverty, illiteracy, a lack of development and civil institutions that are not strong enough to deliver for the Pakistani people,” said President Obama in his 90-minute news…

The APC And After

The patriotic politicians met at the All Parties Conference (APC), held at the Prime Minister’s residence, to deal with the American challenge to Pakistan. The proposal for the conference emanated from the GHQ. Kayani and two other key…

A Feckless Leadership Invites Aggression

It all started with a selfish, egotistic and insecure military dictator’s abject surrender to a threat from a superpower. Primarily for personal gains and strengthening the military’s hold on power in the country, he succumbed to do Uncle…

9/11 – A Look Back And Into The Future

Both the US and Pakistan have paid heavily for their post-9/11 policies and engagements. The economic and political costs have been enormous. According to Dr Joseph Stiglitz there was no justification for the attack on Iraq where “colossal…