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White Lies

  The prime minister, in his visit to Qatar, called on the chief of the Arab nation’s airline, Akbar Al Baker. The gentleman in question turned the diminutive national carrier into a

Friendly opposition

Mutual interests? PTI’s muk muka charge received a shot in the arm by none other than the interior minister the other day; when he initiated the small war with Khurshid Shah over

Middle East madness

Another disaster in the making   Finally, after years of bloodshed – hundreds of thousands dead, millions upon millions hopelessly displaced – the Syrian civil war is just beginning to move towards


Arif Nizami

State of denial

Getting rid of the demons     Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has again claimed that the backbone of the terrorists has been broken and that his government will not rest till the


Sultan M Hali

Anti-Pakistan rhetoric

Carlotta Gall and her preposterous claims     In her latest op-ed titled ‘Pakistan’s Hand in the Rise of International Jihad’ carried by The New York Times, Carlotta Gall has fired a


M J Akbar

American politics

What on earth is happening in the land of the free capitalist and the home of the brave citizen?   Wonders, we have been told more than once, will never cease, but

Tasks still undone

Government’s inaction   The army has achieved significant successes in destroying the terrorist sanctuaries, particularly in North Waziristan and Khyber Agencies. Alongside Operation Zarb-e-Azb the army also launched an intelligence based operation

LNG initiative

Well played   Not many people are complaining about the LNG deal now, especially about the pricing. In settling the final price of the mega deal the government managed 13.37 percent of

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