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On The Edge

2008 was an evenly-spread out affair – other provinces as important as Punjab. This time it is different: the amphitheatre Punjab, the other provinces sideshows to what is happening here...or what may happen here. Sindh, Balochistan, KPK,…

Sour Grapes Or An End Foretold?

As a bag-carrier of the N or Nawaz League, a role forced upon me by Chakwal necessity, I experienced in full measure three things: mediocrity, self-righteousness (amazing amounts of it) and a level of sycophancy on the part of senior N…

To The Barricades Once More

Normal, everyday politics involving, more often than not, jockeying for position, transfers and postings, everyone desperate to make a fast buck can be as dull as ditchwater, and about as inspiring as last year’s hit song. But the turmoil…

When Only Death Is Not A Sham

Enough is never enough, humanity is not a consideration, and human life has no value for the military and civilian rulers of our unfortunate nation. Hundreds are killed each month but the rulers do not as much as blink an eye. Nobody is…

Chess Is 99 Percent Tactics

First restrain, next blockade and lastly destroy were the tactics Aron Nimzowitsch, a master chess player adopted. Would you not say that President Zardari and the apex court have played a similar game for the last 3 years? They may have…

More Will Happen

A year after Osama bin Laden was eliminated in the Abbottabad operation by American forces there continues to linger the original questions that were raised in the immediate aftermath: was Pakistan complicit in providing shelter to Osama…

Poverty Of Governance

It is no small honour for a politician to be prime minister of a country, but this high position also carries enormous responsibilities. It is unfortunate both for the individual and the country when that opportunity is squandered while…

The High Horse Of Sovereignty

Often we give the impression that we have a monopoly on foolishness but the truth, luckily, is a bit different. Anytime our American friends put their minds to it they easily outdo us in this field...as befits, I suppose, their superpower…

Feigned National Interest

With the Asghar Khan case finally before the Supreme Court, the unscripted baleful role of khakis as guardians and saviours of national interest and national security must decisively be put to rest. If Pakistan is to continue and prosper as…