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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 ago this week. Our ability to blame ourselves for the conditions that…

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 the three months that have passed since the New York meeting between the…

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 non-violence and a disciple of Mahatma Gandhi. But the country that came…

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 three months that have passed since the New York meeting between the…

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 Bengal. He does not know that Bengal disdains outside leadership and rejects it…

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 qualms whatsoever in retaining those very laws on the statute book and…

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 an important debate. It referred to western domination of the media in…