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How not to win a Pulitzer

ISRAEL’S destructive military campaign in Gaza, which has so far killed over 35,000 Palestinians, including nearly 14,000 children over the past...

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Who can rock the hybrid boat?

A NUMBER of developments over the past week suggest that the establishment is keen to enforce/ maintain the status quo and the only impediment in its...

12.05.2024 100

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Nawaz Sharif active again

NAWAZ Sharif seems to be recovering from the shock of the February election result and asserting himself, perhaps, realising that just as his party...

05.05.2024 100

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Hybrid pitfalls for PML-N

HYBRID set-ups have internal power struggle built into them. Like me, if you find some of the statements confusing — signalling differences of...

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PTI’s many dilemmas

NOTWITHSTANDING its unprecedented public support, the PTI is facing multiple dilemmas. Recent statements by its leaders, including the party’s...

21.04.2024 100

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Will Iran react to Israel?

WILL Iran be provoked by Israel or exercise restraint? This is obviously a question that many in the Middle East, the Persian Gulf and beyond are...

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Adventures of the famous six

THE famous six — no less heroic than Enid Blyton’s Famous Five — write a letter which grabs newspaper headlines and becomes the subject of...

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Who to blame for the mess?

THE country is reeling from the round of political engineering initiated towards the middle of the last decade. There seems no limiting the damage it...

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Stay off the Irsa minefield

AFTER the Feb 8 elections and the events preceding it left Pakistan badly divided, unwelcome developments are taking place which could severely strain...

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Sailing in the same boat

THEY may be the undisputed leaders of their respective parties and hold the key to their vote banks, but today, both Nawaz Sharif and Imran Khan have...

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PTI and the art of the possible

BY the time you read these lines Pakistan will have a new president in the person of Asif Ali Zardari, cementing further the status quo resulting from...

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Women define leadership

AGAINST the backdrop of dark clouds, there have also been hints of a silver lining and these have come in the form of patriarchal Pakistan’s...

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Route to political longevity

SLOWLY but surely the Feb 8 election result is becoming a fait accompli, and the system will move ahead, despite dissatisfaction and protests for some...

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Controlled chaos? Think not

HOPES of clarity after the Feb 8 elections have evaporated and a country, perennially in the midst of a crisis, now appears gripped by chaos and in a...

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Almost a century, with no bat

ONE social media user said it was a remarkable victory; it was, after all, almost “a century scored without a bat”; it appeared an...

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Turning back the clock

THREE court verdicts in one week on top of everything else should leave very little doubt in any mind that the ‘reset to 2016’ is being delivered,...

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Israel loses victimhood mantle

“THE world owes a huge debt of gratitude to the government of South Africa and its legal team,” said London-based former Israeli negotiator Daniel...

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Missiles no threat to polls, but...

IRAN and Pakistan exchanged missiles, presumably fired by drones, aimed at Baloch ‘camps’ either side of the border this week, before quickly...

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Viva South Africa

SOUTH Africa has shown the way to the impotent Organisation of Islamic Cooperation member-countries by taking Israel to the International Court of...

14.01.2024 100

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The Baloch question

DESPITE constant rumours about the postponement of the general elections slated for Feb 8, there is no logical or legal justification for any such...

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When time doesn’t fly

AS one New Year’s Eve turns into the next, most people tend to say time flies. Another year gone by quickly, and time does, indeed, seem to fly. But...

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Back to square one again?

THE caretaker government has made a hash of dealing with the Baloch protesters, led by the passionate advocate Mahrang Baloch who is emulating Sammi...

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Polls and beyond

NOW that the Election Commission has announced the schedule for the Feb 8 elections, after the Supreme Court on Friday brushed aside a challenge to...

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The indomitable Gaza spirit

“If I must die,/ you must live/ to tell my story/ to sell my things/ to buy a piece of cloth/ and some strings,/ (make it white with a long string)/...

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Why rumours of poll delay?

A FEW weeks after the ECP announced the date for general elections in the country — settling the issue, one would have thought — speculation has...

03.12.2023 70

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Media giants’ tattered credibility

THE credibility of global media organisations such as the BBC, CNN, SkyNews and even progressive newspapers such as the UK’s Guardian appears to be...

26.11.2023 100

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Tough choice awaits Nawaz

HAVING returned from a four-year, self-imposed exile, the path to power for PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif may appear paved but it is also true that within...

19.11.2023 50

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No humanity in our times

OUR world is being increasingly defined by governments — from the most powerful to the smallest of minions — which are bereft of empathy and...

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Room only for mass graves

THE Gaza ghetto is being obliterated. How else can you describe it, given that 2.2 million Palestin­ians live squeezed in the narrow Strip in...

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More of the same

NAWAZ Sharif is back and anyone betting against him becoming the next prime minister is likely to lose. Some have already lost after insisting he’d...

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Myth of Israeli invincibility

THE images on social and mainstream media tell the whole story eloquently, even if the accompanying words of many Western journalists fall short of...

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Revolt of the hopeless

SINCE 2008, UN figures show that some 250 Israelis and over 5,500 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip, which equals a ratio of one Israeli...

15.10.2023 100

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Fresh polls are the only remedy

PML-N LEADER Nawaz Sharif has announced he is homeward-bound early next week and is likely to arrive in Lahore as planned on Oct 21, triggering...

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It isn’t rocket science

AFTER the IMF and the World Bank, caretaker Finance Minister Dr Shamshad Akhtar has also raised the alarm over the state of the economy, as she told a...

01.10.2023 100

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PML-N’s poll strategy torment

IT is difficult to count how many times PML-N leaders from different tiers of the party have flown to London in recent months presumably in business...

24.09.2023 70

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Hysteria triggers or analyses?

THE phrase used to be ‘paralysis by analysis’, when someone was guilty of overanalysing a situation or individual. But even then such an exercise...

17.09.2023 90

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Who is in, who is out

IN a country where the Constitution and the rule of law have often amounted to nought, it’s the individuals, and tragically not institutions, who...

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