Discrimination law suit lowering Indian army’s morale

As if things weren’t bad enough already The 1.1 million strong Indian army aspiring to be a world power has received a major setback...

Should South Korea pursue nuclear arms?

The US could return nuclear weapons to South Korea to contain Pyongyang’s threat Following North Korea’s February 12 nuclear weapons test, the UN Security Council...

New parties from the womb of PTI

Leadership needs to learn from the past   The disintegration of a party starts when the core individuals of its constituency either sit at home or...

Is Nepal going to be an Indian province?

Seems like it Apparently the Mahalangur Range separates China and Nepal but factually the two countries share very close linguistic, cultural, marital, and ethnic ties   Mount...

Ceding ground?

President Asif Zardari is an old hand at politics by now, some of his post-Benazir Bhutto moves so subtle, suave and disarming yet lethal...

‘The King’s Speech’

It's not quite accurate to call this article 'The King's Speech' because Mr Asif Ali Zardari is not quite our king. It would have been more accurate to call it 'The Regent's Speech' but that is a family and party predilection and has nothing to do with the state. Factually accurate is 'The President's Speech' because Zardari has been elected by the largest majority ever to the post of President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan by an electoral college comprising our Senate and all

Peace process in Afghanistan

Can’t be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned     I have always objected to the Pakistani foreign policy position that solution to Afghan situation should be Afghan-led and Afghan-owned. Even...

Democracy on the move

Saturday, 17 March, 2012 was one of the finest moments in our history. On this day for the first time an elected president addressed...

How I met your Mazhar

Season 6 Episode 21 Fellows, I heard about your Mazhar in the summer of 2010. The news about you and your Mazhar was broadcasted all...

Trade is never impossible

The case for a South Asian trade regime   Going with the international trade theory, countries having similar factor endowments or similar comparative advantages or trade...

“Company of men who break bread”

Return of the East India Company What an untidy place our world has become. Pakistan is a case unique, but so too is the USA....

MQM’s nine lives

The MQM has the ability to go back on its words and take a 180 degree turn at any time. It would therefore be...

Cagnacci in New York

The three women of “Il genio bizzaro” Guido Cagnacci, whose contemporaries called him “il genio bizzaro” (the bizarre genius), has by all accounts been slow...

‘The Exile’ – an anti-Pakistan narrative

‘The Exile’ is the latest of the half dozen books penned by London-based investigative journalist couple, Cathy Scott-Clark and her spouse Adrian Levy. It is...

‘Azadi’ for what?

If Talibanism hijacks the freedom movement   From the tone that he used, and from the way he spoke about the concept of “jehad” I gathered...

Poetry and music are transforming Pakistani Society

Poetry sings reality   It has actually brought utter discriminations to an end, led dictators to vacate the seat for democracy, asked masses to voice for...

Abrogation of Article 370

  Whenever the New Delhi administration feels pressure on Kashmir they say they were/are ready to resolve the K-Issue albeit within the ambit of the...