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Arif Nizami

The Khan’s Waterloo

And MQM’s vindication? Despite the hype, the PTI (Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf) met its Waterloo at the hands of the ubiquitous MQM (Muttahida Qaumi Movement) in NA 246 by-elections. The Karachi constituency lies at


Taha Najeeb Khan

Fiery politics

Karachi matters     He made grating mouth noises as he drawled incoherently about the evil Rangers and their allegedly nefarious agenda-driven operation against his party. Exempting no one, he blamed the


Maimuna Ashraf

Forthcoming NPT review conference

Prospects and challenges   Notwithstanding various instruments, one of the predominant challenges in the contemporary security environment to world peace and security is the spread of nuclear weapons. The Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty


Malik Muhammad Ashraf

A hotbed of issues

Restoring writ of state in Balochistan     General Raheel Sharif last week warned the foreign forces involved in supporting insurgency in Balochistan to keep their hands off Pakistan and also sounded


Irfan Bukhari

Keeping out of Yemen

And bringing the warring sides to peace negotiations A mix of rational self-interest and an attempt to do-the-right-thing. That is how states make their decisions. The proportions in this mix depend on


Kuldip Nayar

India’s standing

As a secular society     Religious sensitivity has depended since the advent of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s regime. Even though he has underlined the principle of sarva dharma sambhava, parochialism has


Humayun Gauhar

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

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