Author Archives: Abbas Hasan


Abbas Hasan

Something to say

Imran Khan needs to brush up on his Plato It was Plato who said that “a wise man only speaks when he has something to say, whereas an ordinary man speaks to


Abbas Hasan

The promise of power

We hear plenty of those The federal government has stated on several occasions that it shall produce 10,000 MW of extra power and completely end load shedding in Pakistan before the 2018


Abbas Hasan

Water, water everywhere

But not a drop to drink Water is the source of life, yet in Pakistan while all the infrastructure spend is about power and transport, this very important component appears to be


Abbas Hasan

About Burhan Wani

The response from all sides has been found lacking Burhan Wani described as a media savvy Robin Hood of the valley, by the Indian Kashmiri writer Imran Khan, was a reflection of


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Marwan Barghouti

The illusion of peace negotiations in Palestine. The continually unfolding tragedy in Kashmir and the complete alienation of its youth there reminds us of another sometimes forgotten tragedy, namely that of Palestine.


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Cotton Woes

Climate smart seed is the solution   Cotton is the single most important crop for the Pakistan economy. This year due to a drop in its production, Pakistan’s GDP growth rate fell


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Orange Reign

She’ll be coming round the mountain when she comes… The Orange line train project in many ways epitomises the PML-N government. It is callous, brazen, unaffordable and Punjab-Oriented. The lack of transparency


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Power Plays

Why aren’t our resources being fully utilised? Mr Ahmed is a student studying the Government College University Lahore. He wrote to me in response to an article I had written asking me:


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Gwadar Gasport Gains

Some of these projects may need re-evaluation The governments’ efforts to reduce load shedding by adding additional imported coal and LNG fired power plants is laudable but will come at a cost.

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