Predictions-2030

Predictions-2030

19-Feb-17
805

At the outset, I am not a predictions guy, especially in the genre associated with politics in Pakistan. Apparently, the rule is to make a huge bun ...

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When you are selective in action

When you are selective in action

19-Feb-17
1087

Forewarned is forearmed. Not so. Armed are those who know they can pass through the leaking system of countering terror. And leakages are many. Whe ...

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Terrorist resurgence

Terrorist resurgence

19-Feb-17
763

With almost a dozen terrorist attacks from Lahore to Sehwan and Peshawar to Balochistan this week, the terrorists have yet again struck Pakistan wi ...

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The General’s Bravado

The General’s Bravado

19-Feb-17
703

Those who saw Gen Musharraf in Dubai in March ’13, just before he left for Pakistan and expected hundreds of thousands of his Facebook follow ...

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Making sense of the PM Health Insurance Programme

Making sense of the PM Health Insurance Programme

19-Feb-17
648

When the PM Health Insurance Scheme was approved back in June 2014, it was suggested through official sources that the programme was to cover 100 m ...

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The narrative of tolerance

The narrative of tolerance

18-Feb-17
897

Tolerance may be defined as an ability to accept different opinions, beliefs, creeds, values and even attitudes towards life wholeheartedly. Tolera ...

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Suffering, thy name is woman

Suffering, thy name is woman

18-Feb-17
942

Many Muslim societies, living in both Muslim-dominated states and in the Western world, are embracing religious extremism. In most of the west, the ...

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Human rights of Rohingya Muslims

Human rights of Rohingya Muslims

18-Feb-17
1041

The stance of the Myanmar government that the Rohingyas are illegal immigrants and, thus, not the original inhabitants of Myanmar does not stand th ...

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Kashmir: a road to peace or disaster?

Kashmir: a road to peace or disaster?

18-Feb-17
1022

India and Pakistan have had more than 150 official rounds of talks in the last seven decades to discuss conflicts and differences between them. The ...

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The missing will

The missing will

18-Feb-17
801

Interesting, to say the least, was the rationale provided by the respected Interior Minister regarding a recent “house arrest” of a wel ...

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The police use of stop and search: it matters

The police use of stop and search: it matters

17-Feb-17
934

The purpose of the policing includes upholding the law and maintaining the peace. Stop and search policy is helping to achieve this goal where used ...

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Women voters

Women voters

17-Feb-17
871

As 2018 draws nearer, a whole new debate on the various aspects of elections has been initiated in the mainstream media. If conducted successfully, ...

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Are civil military relations souring again?

Are civil military relations souring again?

17-Feb-17
1607

I must begin by admitting that this effort is prompted by an article I read the other day by an individual whom I have held in some respect. He use ...

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The concierge of Glasnost

The concierge of Glasnost

17-Feb-17
933

As a journalist with international standing I live a Spinx-like existence. Agree to an interview and I will offer a reasonable level of confidentia ...

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Women’s legs and a psychopath

Women’s legs and a psychopath

17-Feb-17
990

How do you define impossible? Any attempt to reason with a person who utters nonsense at breakneck speed as though he is on a racing track thrustin ...

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This is Americ

This is Americ

16-Feb-17
1500

“Welcome to America, but what are you doing in a Muslim country?” He must have been as usual amused. Colonel (r) Anil Madan is a Christ ...

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Marking the difference

Marking the difference

16-Feb-17
1407

Enclosed in their small world of opinions and arguments, many people believe — and sometimes try to argue — that Trump and Modi are of ...

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Inside  Putin’s brain: all about Trump

Inside Putin’s brain: all about Trump

16-Feb-17
1213

In the nearly three weeks since he has been president, Donald John Trump has proven to be the most extraordinary, controversial and even predictabl ...

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Moot in Russia: not all about Afghanistan

Moot in Russia: not all about Afghanistan

16-Feb-17
2778

As the representatives from the six countries descend to Moscow to talk about the Afghan peace process, the analysts see the gathering as more than ...

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Thank God Valentine’s day is over

Thank God Valentine’s day is over

16-Feb-17
1179

Valentine’s day may be over but the strife of our females in respect to the roadside Romeos is not yet done with. Yes, the heart-shaped crims ...

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