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Jalees Hazir

Democracy Of The Loaded

The global movement against corporate greed has brought into focus the basic flaw in democracy, as it is practised within a capitalist framework; the all-encompassing influence that money enjoys in a system designed to be representative.…

Diplomacy As Deception

Much has been said and written about the visit of US Secretary of State who descended on Islamabad last week with top intelligence and army officials to create further confusion regarding their strategy in the region. On the one hand, Ms…

Rotten Fruits Of Democracy

The MQM is back in the fold of the coalition government and would like us to believe that it has taken the decision in national interest. Similarly, the PML-Q's reservations regarding the government and the resignations of its ministers…

Implementing The APC Consensus

The All Parties Conference (APC) hosted by the Prime Minister in Islamabad last week was received with mixed feelings. The joint resolution passed by the participants has provided yet another guideline for the government regarding…

Two-Faced US Exposed Again

Last week's events should make our leadership wiser regarding the US and the hypocritical games of death and destruction it plays on the world stage, all in the name of peace and freedom. To begin with, on top of a well-baked cake of…

New Challenges For The MQM

Altaf Hussain's lengthy press conference in London has put his party in deeper trouble. To begin with, the MQM Chief did not answer the disturbing questions about himself or his party raised by Dr Zulfiqar Mirza. He did not offer any ideas…

Dr Mirza’s Leap Of Faith

It is not possible to write off Dr Zulfiqar Mirza's outburst against the MQM and Rehman Malik, as a political game engineered by his close friend President Zardari. His charge sheet against Altaf Hussain and the party that the leader in…

Conflicting Development Priorities

It has been reported that the petitioners and the Punjab government have both rejected the compromise suggested by the mediation committee to address their differences over the future of the Lahore Canal. The committee had been constituted…