Pakistan’s meaningless and confusing confrontation
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Pakistan’s meaningless and confusing confrontation

Pakistan may be experiencing a marrow chilling winter, but its political mercury is on the…

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COMMENT: Annual round-up, 2010 —Munir Attaullah
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COMMENT: Annual round-up, 2010 —Munir Attaullah

Security is a fact of life these days. We regularly bemoan all those extraordinary precautions…

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‘Lawrence of America’ goes to Arabia
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‘Lawrence of America’ goes to Arabia

From the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia to the Arabian Peninsula in the Middle East,…

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Benazir Bhutto’s assassination mystery still unresolved
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Benazir Bhutto’s assassination mystery still unresolved

27 December, It’s the day of heartfelt cries and tears, the day when a huge…

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A difficult year
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A difficult year

Transitional vantage point —Munir Attaullah
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Transitional vantage point —Munir Attaullah

Sure, it is scandalous that our rich and elite class does not pay its fair…

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Hope, havoc back again?
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Hope, havoc back again?

It’s hard to find a more complex and dynamic issue than climate change, arguably the…

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America’s net is closing on Assange
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America’s net is closing on Assange

Italy’s Rolling Stone magazine has named him ‘Rock Star of the Year’ and placed his…

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Do the powerless get the power?
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Do the powerless get the power?

There are close to 1.5 billion people in the world without access to electricity, more…

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Sailing again on a Ship of Fools
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Sailing again on a Ship of Fools

THE EXPRESSION “Ship of Fools” was used by a Swiss theologian 515 years ago as…

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Major options for the PPP – Dr Hasan-Askari Rizvi
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Major options for the PPP – Dr Hasan-Askari Rizvi

The exit of the Jamiat-i-Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) from the federal government on December 14 underlines the…

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Is the glass half full or half empty?
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Is the glass half full or half empty?

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to India next week for an annual bilateral summit will…

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Corruption-free society?
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Corruption-free society?

Everybody complains about corruption and wants to eliminate it. They key question is, why can…

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WikiLeaks and its hacker backers need a lesson in transparency
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WikiLeaks and its hacker backers need a lesson in transparency

After releasing secret US dispatches, the website WikiLeaks itself has now become the center of…

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Times of universal deceit
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Times of universal deceit

Last week’s WikiLeaks had a distinct Orwellian aura to it. One could almost hear the…

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