Author Archives: Humayun Gauhar

Humayun Gauhar

The spider’s web

“Come into my parlour said the spider to the fly” – but sometimes the spider gets trapped in it himself   As age passes heartlessly by and the inexorable “petty pace of

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New Rome

People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance     Cicero of Rome said in 55 BC that the budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled,

Humayun Gauhar

“We’re all mad here”

If Zardari had only said “except one former president” instead of “one former general” amongst Benazir’s murderers is left, he would have been closer to home     It’s Ramzan, during which

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‘Good News’

We should learn that our God-given right is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and our duty is to grab them   One day our dear maid Zarri (without whom our

Never a dull moment

Xi Jinping’s visit is a great temporary boost for Nawaz Sharif, but can Pakistan deliver its part to make it an economic boost for itself     Came Xi Jinping and came

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Blessed are the peacemakers

Solution to ‘Decisive Quagmire’ When brothers fight it’s the divine duty of other brothers to make peace. We have many fighting and quarrelling brothers. In today’s complex world it’s not easy to

Soiled nappies

“We are genuine, pedigreed prostitutes. Today everyone has become a whore. Where do we go?”     Allama Iqbal said: “When Faith is divorced from politics only tyranny remains”. To prevent divorce

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Weren’t the Senate elections a bazaar of conscience?   After reading the 24 essential qualities of good leadership listed in my last article ‘Leadership’, someone commented that I had forgotten ‘Clarity of

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Corruption is Economic Terrorism, the highest form of treason Last week I said that Pakistan is a natural state, the new brand name of the millennia-old Indus Valley Civilisation. But we left