Author Archives: Kamran Rehmat

Dream of a young lawyer

And how they are shattered In every profession, individuals dream and endeavour to accomplish them. In the legal profession too young lawyers visualise some dreams. The conducive atmosphere of legal institutions helps


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Widowed willows and ma-in-laws

Never has Pakistan cricket been so bed-ridden Ian Botham – or quite simply Beefy – called for suspending Pakistan from international cricket following the match-fixing controversy that broke during Pakistan team’s ill-fated


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Amputated spirit

Is there a prosthetic for Balochistan, Mr Prime Minister? One of my favourite flicks is the 1992 Al Pacino starrer Scent of a Woman in which he plays the role of an


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Twice bitten, fully shy

Sharif keeps foreign, defence portfolios but stern tests lie ahead Apparently, the decision by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to retain the portfolios of foreign affairs and defence is, politically speaking, an astute


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PPP’s self-inflicted fall

The party is not over, but staring at a long stretch in the wilderness Last summer during an interview with the-then interior czar Rehman Malik at his posh residence in Islamabad’s Ministers’


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True to script

Sharifs ride the Punjab wheel of fortune, again One outstanding corollary of Pakistan’s electoral science is that whoever wins Punjab – the country’s most populous province with 148 out of 272 general


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Kaptaan’s calling

PTI’s score may determine the post-poll math It is a million dollar question: can Imran Khan pull off the impossible? On that equation may be riding the outcome of this election in


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Writing on the wall

Why there is no steam in PPP poll campaign Of the three mainstream national parties hoping to win enough seats to form a likely coalition, the Pakistan People’s Party is the odd


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Facebooked

The ‘likes’ that brought down a general Nearly a month after his return from more than four years of self-imposed exile, Pakistanis are still struggling to discern what convinced retired Gen Pervez


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Screwtiny

Is Mumlakat-e-Status Quo headed for a new farce? A friend was willing to wager once the baasat-taraysat circus started — apparently in earnest — that not only nothing would come of it


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Politalkistan

There is just no escape from the political talk show While there is a plethora of thriving entertainment channels, the limelight continues to be hogged by the political talk show ever since


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Khan he keep the promises?

What he cannot be faulted for is at least trying It certainly helps that Imran Khan has had a distinguished cricket career and that his swansong was winning the World Cup in


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Dasti and the stardust

For Hina Khar, the lightness of being in Muzaffargarh The world’s most glamorous politician — according to an India Today survey released recently — is finding it hard to shake off a


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The Rai wind

For now, the PML-N has much to shut about With election campaign gathering steam, crystal ball gazing is all the rage. Opinion polls are coming thick and fast — itself an indicator


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Marlboro man cometh?

The military’s role would be critical to Musharraf’s fate Pakistan has no short supply of wannabe saviours even if they come with a $2500 tag for hangers-on in whatever hue on his

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