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Hashim bin Rashid

Thus spoke Malala

Having survived the Taliban, brave Malala now takes on the Land of the Pure “They think that God is a tiny, little conservative being who would send girls to the hell just


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Musharraf on trial

Can the judiciary and politicians take on themselves? Musharraf’s time has come and so has Nawaz Sharif’s. Which historian of Pakistan would have predicted that the tables would turn on the general


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The MQM purge

The party’s two-faced character shall remain “The MQM workers must reform or they risk losing me,” is the statement from the party’s chief Altaf Hussain that has been released from 90, its


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The PML-N victory

How the Sharifs got their politics ‘right’ in Punjab The mandate from Punjab has been delivered for the rest of Pakistan: the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) shall govern for the next five


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‘Toba Tek Singh’

A left-wing election campaign on a shoestring budget “Politics has changed in Toba Tek Singh,” said Rana Hussain, aged above 70, sitting next to me on the bus to what in the


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Our homes were not burnt

Christian community must turn to politics to end ‘untouchability’ What choorhi and what is it about our caste, everyone runs from us, Underpaid, reduced to slavery, at the doorstep of the ruler,


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Who will be our Chavez?

Chavez is dead, but his legacy shall live on Hugo Chavez is dead. But his spirit still lives. In the eulogies to the great Bolivarian socialist, in the commitment to continue his

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