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Indira’s war – Ahmed Quraishi

Pakistanis have shown remarkable ability to introspect and critique our own internal failures that led to the breakaway of East Pakistan to become Bangladesh 42 years...

Invitation Diplomacy – Asif Ezdi

Shahbaz’s Sharif’s meeting with Manmohan Singh in the Indian capital last Thursday was the second by a leading Pakistani official with the Indian prime minister in...

Remembering Bhola – Dr Adil Najam

Remember Bacha Khan, the ‘Frontier Gandhi’? Intermittently, he spent almost as many years in jails as Nelson Mandela did. Like Mandela, he was also a practitioner of...

The Hardest Day – Ikram Sehgal

Shahbaz’s Sharif’s meeting with Manmohan Singh in the Indian capital last Thursday was the second by a leading Pakistani official with the Indian prime minister in...

The Afghan And The Mighty Empire – Aijaz Zaka Syed

So this is how the cookie crumbles. The United States says that the much debated ‘security pact’ with Afghanistan is in the interest of the Afghan people and...

History’s Baggage: Pakistan’s Punjab Problem – Ayaz Amir

Arising from the same soil, breathing the same air, moving to the same folk songs and music, defined by the same five rivers, Punjab over the centuries has yet produced...

Azad on Pakistan – Dr A Q Khan

Part – II In continuation of last week’s column, this is Part II of the historic interview. The other important point that has escaped Jinnah’s attention is...

Sedition & Democracy – A.G. Noorani

IT is truly astonishing that throughout the Third World leaders of the freedom movement, who suffered under repressive laws framed by their colonial masters, had no...

Congress, Modi And The Road Ahead – Aijaz Zaka Syed

‘I found power lying on the streets of St Petersburg; all I did was pick it up’, said Lenin. This is true modesty considering the total revolution that the...

The Un-Indian TV – Farooq Sulehria

Post-modernists have aggressively peddled a myth in recent decades that globalisation has delivered the end of media imperialism. Until the 1980s, media imperialism was...

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