Why the Fate of a U.S. Diplomat Could Bring Down Pakistan’s Government
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Why the Fate of a U.S. Diplomat Could Bring Down Pakistan’s Government

The scene could have been scripted in a Hollywood action thriller: For two hours at…

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What do Egyptians really want?
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What do Egyptians really want?

It’s been crazy in my adopted hometown Alexandria over these past two weeks. Life here…

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A Press without principles
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A Press without principles

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is in the news again, this time after former…

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Conceptualising problems
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Conceptualising problems

A popular political discourse attributes Pakistan’s political, economic and internal security problems, especially civic violence…

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Partiality for Raymond Davis not tolerated!
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Partiality for Raymond Davis not tolerated!

Pakistani citizens are not willing to tolerate any partiality for double murder accused Raymond Davis…

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A different perspective
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A different perspective

These are trying, testing, and confusing times for Pakistanis of goodwill and sanity; for those…

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Seeking solutions through the army?
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Seeking solutions through the army?

It is the irony of Pakistani politics that politicians criticise the army for undermining the…

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Lessons for India’s political opposition
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Lessons for India’s political opposition

Booming economies apart, India and South Africa have rampant corruption in common. While in India,…

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US military withdrawal: View from the Taleban side – Mustafa Alani
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US military withdrawal: View from the Taleban side – Mustafa Alani

The Taleban leadership believes that the withdrawal of the US-NATO forces, or their “escape” from…

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Need to reconsider!
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Need to reconsider!

Religious events in Pakistan often pass peacefully as it is accustomed nowadays to get macabre…

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Rightsizing the cabinet
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Rightsizing the cabinet

I want to send a congratulatory message to PakistanPrime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani for planning…

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Politics and economy
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Politics and economy

Politics and economics are interconnected. Even if we do not go by the Marxist framework…

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Tiger Mom: Amy Chua Parenting Memoir Raises American Fears
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Tiger Mom: Amy Chua Parenting Memoir Raises American Fears

It was the “Little White Donkey” incident that pushed many readers over the edge. That’s…

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You should, Mr Singh – Arvind Kejriwal
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You should, Mr Singh – Arvind Kejriwal

Dear Mr Prime Minister, Exposure of several corruption scams and the government’s inadequate reaction to…

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My friend, the governor
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My friend, the governor

For the past few years, a few good friends and I have invariably spent the…

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