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The Day In Court

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s appearance in the Supreme Court is not without precedent in Pakistani history, Mian Nawaz Sharif, now  PML-N President, in his second term as Prime Minister, having appeared before the Supreme Court on a…

Gassing Down The Government

There is an underlying gas crisis which has gripped the nation, and which has led to a shortage following price hikes, and then yet another price hike, just in case the earlier ones were not noticed. The reason for this shortage is the…

The Need For An Impartial Probe

Though there have been two rounds of comments on the petitions by the petitioners and the respondents, the Supreme Court does not seem any nearer the truth in the memogate affair. And thus has accepted the petitioners’ request for a…

The Presidential Illness

By getting ill when he did, and how he did, the President not only exposed the entire nation to the trauma of a Head of State being unwell, but also exposed both the government and the PPP public relations apparatuses as incapable of…

The Problem Of Democracy

The flavour of the month seems to be corruption. Corruption is not just something which has afflicted the subcontinent since time immemorial, to the extent that certain archetypal figures of corruption have developed. But the British Raj is…

The Lessons Of The Rallies

While the rallies of Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI), in Lahore, have provoked a debate about the arrival of Imran Khan, not enough attention has been given to the fact that these rallies marked the…

Icons Of A Bygone Era

On the face of it, there was no link between Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi and PPP leader Nusrat Bhutto, except their deaths in the same week, but the way they were mourned by Pakistanis showed that memory linked them. The actual link…

Protest Against The Basis

The whole array of protests that took place across the world in imitation of the Wall Street Occupiers showed that the USA still set the fashion, but it also showed that the people were increasingly having doubts about capitalism itself,…

Proposing A Dissolution

PML-Q Unification Bloc leader Dr Tahir Ali Javed has caused a controversy by proposing the dissolution of the Punjab Assembly, and though the PPP takes this as an attempt to deny it its expected victory in the coming Senate polls, not…

The National Interest

The war scare with the USA was supposed to have been taken up by the National Assembly on Monday, and it was, but it was overtaken by domestic events, and the really hot topic was the outbreak of rioting after the extent of loadshedding was…