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Missing persons vs drones

They may well have stepped out of some forgotten Greek tragedy. There they were, cheated by fate in a forlorn land. Their ordeal was exceptional and stunning in the context of human experience. But a country that is so easily provoked by…

Whither PTI? – Nadir Hassan

Nothing good has ever come from a marauding militia roaming the streets menacingly demanding of anyone who crosses their path, “Papers, please?” The sinister belief that patriotism can be judged by papers has now slunk into Peshawar,…

For Imran to be effective – Ayaz Wazir

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his political party, the PML-N, won the May 11 elections on the promises of resolving all the major crises the country is beset with. On top of the list of problems the party promised it would take on was…

Tying our own hands with others’ drones

Did you watch the National Assembly proceedings in which Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar and PTI leader Imran Khan jointly outsourced Pakistan’s sovereignty to the US government and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)? I did. If you don’t…

You Wage War, We Talk

As the story goes, a village was at the mercy of miscreants living on the other side of the hill. Every now and then, they would barge into the village, shoot at sight its residents and decamp with whatever they could lay their hands on.…

Bilawal’s High-School Comedy

We should pity Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. At the age of 25 years, a young man who would it sometimes seems quite obviously prefer to be doing something quite different, has been thrust on to the turbulent political platform of Pakistan as a…