Nabbing the NAB

Nabbing the NAB

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The Supreme Court of Pakistan has been hearing the case of illegal and irregular appointments in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The latt ...

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PPP’s election hopes   

PPP’s election hopes  

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Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has started to prepare for the elections next year. The party’s co-Chairperson Asif Zardari declared rece ...

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We don’t need another NATO   

We don’t need another NATO  

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The strategic partnership between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia has just become more entrenched. And there appears nothing anyone can do about it. Shou ...

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Fencing in peace   

Fencing in peace  

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Pakistan has its idioms mixed up. Instead of mending fences with its western neighbour — it is building them, literally and unilaterally. Afg ...

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From  Russia with love   

From Russia with love  

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The United States is seemingly more serious about snubbing Russia than on talking peace. Or perhaps the White House has taken fully on board recent ...

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Global  warming   

Global warming  

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There is more bad news for Pakistan. The country faces the risk of flash floods as well as summertime periods that are both increasingly hotter and ...

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In the name of God   

In the name of God  

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We have had nearly 10 years of uninterrupted democratic rule, a first in Pakistan’s history. Yet today we must ask ourselves: where did it al ...

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No longer a gentleman’s game   

No longer a gentleman’s game  

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The much-touted resounding success of the Pakistan Super League matches is all but forgotten. In its place, a tale of corruption and betrayal. In s ...

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Up in the air   

Up in the air  

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One year has passed since the Somali plane bombing. Local Islamist group al-Shabab, known for its allegiance to the Islamic State, claimed responsi ...

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Dangerous rhetoric   

Dangerous rhetoric  

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  The troubling ideological and political tendencies represented in the Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI) were once again thrown into sha ...

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Britain’s terror rhetoric fail   

Britain’s terror rhetoric fail  

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  In terms of rhetoric, it was business as usual for Britain. Both the PM and London Mayor Sadiq Khan spoke of a city refusing to be co ...

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The cost of drones   

The cost of drones  

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Pakistan should be pleased with the new US president. The latter has shown that he is taking seriously allegations of Afghanistan harbouring anti-s ...

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Military courts are back   

Military courts are back  

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Does a consensus around military courts truly exist in Pakistan? The opponents of military courts come from a wide variety of political and ideolog ...

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Missing the bus   

Missing the bus  

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The Punjab chief minister is a man who firmly believes that buses are the fastest way to speed voters to the polls. It has worked for him in the pa ...

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Corruption checkmate   

Corruption checkmate  

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The brief detention of the former Information minister for Sindh by anti-corruption officials couldn’t have happened at a better time for the ...

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Reforming the madrassas   

Reforming the madrassas  

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A recent report in a national newspaper brought to light some disturbing facts. There are more religious seminaries than schools in the federal cap ...

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Think local, invest local   

Think local, invest local  

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At the beginning of the year the government offered assurances that Pakistan was facing no threat of food insecurity. Indeed, the country was said ...

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Trading in peace   

Trading in peace  

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Pakistan’s grandstanding has paid off. By standing firm and refusing to re-open its border crossings with Afghanistan — it succeeded in ...

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Pakistan for all?   

Pakistan for all?  

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Pakistan has an image problem. There is much disconnect between what the government says it will do and what it actually does. Months after ...

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Vengeful democracy   

Vengeful democracy  

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That’s the thing about vengeful democracy. It has habit of coming back and biting one where the sun doesn’t shine. The prime minister w ...

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