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Turmoil Of Hate – Imtiaz Alam

Amir Jamaat-e-Islami Sirajul Haq warns Pakistani liberals to migrate to India or accept the Islamic state that he wants to establish in Pakistan, while condemning the Hasina Wajid government for trying to execute the ‘war criminals’ of the…

The LNG Cost – Dr Mubashir Hasan

Purchasing LNG from the government of Qatar at the rate of $8.64/mmBtu on the basis of a long-term agreement was an ill-considered and non-transparent move that our government was, until recently, ready to embark upon. Relenting to public…

The Unholy Licence – Naeem Sadiq

Consider the recent public notice by the federal government declaring that all gun licences issued before January 31, 2011 would stand cancelled if not renewed through Nadra by December 31, 2015. There are two unstated assumptions built…

Try Squaring This – Shahzad Chaudhry

Daesh is now the biggest threat to world peace. It occupies a third of Iraq and Syria and has established the Islamic State within defined borders, on solid land, with a separate flag, a lot of money, and an oil economy that sustains the…

Rule By Fear – Owen Bennett-Jones

Few doubt that there’s more to come. The attacks on Paris will be followed by others in different European cities. The Islamic State has made no secret of its desire to kill westerners – civilians and military personal alike – whenever and…

From Paris to Mali – Barry Lando

People in Paris are still leery of large crowds; think twice before walking into a department store or museum or taking the metro. But now, as I write, we look in shock at live TV coverage of yet another savage attack by Islamic jihadists.…