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Nawaz Sharif

Privatisation Or Predation?Mir Adnan Aziz

King Richard (aka the Lionheart) once declared, “I would have sold London if I could find a buyer”. London was spared; instead bishoprics were sold, gold and silver treasures of churches were confiscated and Carucage, a crushing land tax,…

Delusion Versus Reality – Amir Zia

Despite the three-month long continuing operation against criminals and terrorists, Karachi remains as dangerous and lawless as ever. Refuse to accept what many of our top government officials want us to believe – that the operation has…

Of Chiefs – Taj M Khatak

Nawaz Sharif, in selection of the incumbent chief of the army staff, has once again fallen for instincts of personal preferences as opposed to the choices thrown up by institutional process. True, seniority is not a Quranic injunction but…

New Power Balance – Zahid Hussain

THE months-long suspense was broken last week by the notso-surprising choice of a dark horse as the country`s new army chief. It was Nawaz Sharif`s way of playing safe and picking a relatively low-profile officer for the most critical and…

A Long Awaited Change – Ayaz Wazir

The moment many believe Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was waiting for has finally arrived with the change of command in top army echelons. He appointed a new chief of army staff, a new chairman of the joint chiefs of staff committee and also…