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The tide is turning

The Indian elections are an indicator of the fact that Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) hubris has been punctured,...

11.06.2024 20

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Predictable decline of ANC

The results of South Africa’s general elections have delivered a stunning blow to the ruling African National Congress (ANC), depriving it for the...

04.06.2024 30

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External-internal conundrums

Federal Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi has demanded in a press conference that the Afghan Taliban government arrest, prosecute and hand over the...

28.05.2024 60

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Ordinary Pakistanis are not citizens

It has been an eventful week, with more than its just share of tragedies. While the genocidal Israeli war on the Palestinians continues with ferocious...

21.05.2024 60

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Impasse

Anniversaries can be of different kinds, some mere rituals, others more than a mere remembrance of things past. May 9 has already passed into the...

14.05.2024 40

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Wheat, wheat everywhere…

The wheat crisis has thrown up a host of troubling questions that revolve around the persistent wisdom that in our governance system, the left hand...

07.05.2024 30

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Rent a party

Of late, the chorus of voices demanding ‘dialogue’ has grown to a virtual crescendo. This is understandable at one level given the serious...

30.04.2024 20

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Iran-Israel Russian Roulette

The expected has happened. After Israel’s strike on the Iranian consulate in Damascus on April 1, 2024 killed seven personnel including three senior...

16.04.2024 80

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‘Frosty’ exchanges

Perhaps it is appropriate that these lines are being written on April Fool’s Day. What lends this credence is the exchange of letters between US...

02.04.2024 30

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Massacre in Russia

The toll of the horrendous terrorist attack on March 23, 2024 at the Crocus City Hall in Moscow’s northern suburb of Krasnogorsk has risen to 137...

26.03.2024 60

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A plethora of issues

Normally one tries to focus on one critical issue that appears to be central when sitting down to pen these columns. However, such is the state of...

19.03.2024 50

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A tangled web indeed

As could be anticipated, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf’s (PTI’s) protests on March 10, 2024 against alleged election rigging were nullified by the...

12.03.2024 10

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Challenges, challenges

The shape of the post-election regime has been more or less settled, with the remaining Presidential election on March 9, 2024 too a foregone...

05.03.2024 20

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Lull before the storm?

One cannot really claim with confidence that the storm of dust kicked up by the controversies surrounding Elections 2024 has completely settled....

27.02.2024 30

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An (in)credible election!

The 2024 elections have aroused a perfect storm of allegations of gerrymandering, rigging and manipulation of results. Most people, including...

20.02.2024 20

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One, two, three knockout punch

By the time these lines appear in print, the elections will be just two days away. However, what has emerged as one of the most lacklustre election...

06.02.2024 30

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Elections and prospects

As the date for general elections, February 8, 2024, looms, the election campaign scene exhibits some troubling tendencies. First and foremost, the...

30.01.2024 20

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Back from the brink

After an exchange of missile attacks on alleged Baloch subversive elements in each other’s territory, Pakistan and Iran have been quietly rowing...

23.01.2024 30

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Balochistan: engagement or suppression?

The rough treatment meted out to peaceful families of Baloch missing persons by the Islamabad police has placed this and all the related issues...

09.01.2024 60

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Crises old and new

It is hardly breaking news on the first day of the new (not so happy) year that Pakistan faces a slate of challenges if not crises that seem destined...

02.01.2024 50

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Exacerbating the problem

The state’s penchant for turning a molehill into a mountain has been on ‘glorious’ display in Islamabad these past few days. The death in the...

26.12.2023 40

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Nawaz Sharif: prospects and challenges

The view of most analysts is that Nawaz Sharif is poised to become Prime Minister (PM) for the fourth time as a result of the general elections in...

12.12.2023 30

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Israel bent on genocide

Only the naïve could have imagined that Israel would continue the truce that allowed the exchange of some of the Israeli hostages for Palestinian...

05.12.2023 40

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