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Nadeem Ul Haque

Why not Khokhas everywhere?

As alien a concept as it may appear, liberalising street vendors may actually be beneficial Street-vending through kiosks (khokhas or dhabas) or mobile vendors (chabri wallahs, truck, bicycles or motor cycles) are


Abbas Hasan

Watching the Umpires

All eyes on Panama Case’s verdict I believe it was the former England cricket Captain Geoffrey Boycott who once said “no one comes to a match to watch the umpires”. But in


Waqas A Khan

Calligraphy; the spiritual art

It’s rising again Kamran Lashari, Director General at Lahore Walled City Authority, is a calligrapher himself. About the art’s patronage, he said that the authority on the directions of the chief minister,


Arif Nizami

Courage under fire

And myths shattered   Admittedly through a combination of sheer tenacity and a bit of arm-twisting of a reluctant civilian leadership General Raheel Sharif had a workable National Action Plan to combat


Wretched Syria

Another geopolitical test of the war After Aleppo a northern Syrian city that is one of the Islamic State’s last enclaves in the country is under assault by military forces bearing down


Dr Ahmad Rashid Malik

Terror again

Back to the drawing board   The remaining terrorists are active in Pakistan. Their activities are not completely exhausted. It looks that terrorism is not going away any sooner. Terrorists are still

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