Author Archives: Rabia Ahmed


Rabia Ahmed

Of rampaging government ministers

Faisal Vawda’s boot and Fawad Chaudhry’s slap What exactly was PEMRA trying to achieve or say by banning Kashif Abbasi and his television show rather than PTI Federal Minister for Water Resources


Rabia Ahmed

While you were looking the other way

Politics is a dirty game …Suddenly, all news about Donald Trump’s impeachment is almost gone, even though this impeachment, a charge of misconduct against the President of the United States is only


Rabia Ahmed

On the verge of a new year

There is a lot wrong, and no one seems to know how to fix it According to research in the USA, the political system– as in democracy– has failed in that country.


Rabia Ahmed

Was that a judge speaking?

Genneral Musharraf was guilty of taking over, but dragging his corpse to a public spot was going too far Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah addressed the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan on the 11th


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A new low, even for the PBC

The PIC attack was indefensible Lawyers in Lahore have gone on yet another rampage on 11 November. As a result of the inevitable outcry on the media, their spokesperson has protested that


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Fallen standards 

The Bajwa extension exposed a mess Standards in public life have decayed over time…incompetence is the norm.                 -Jed Mercurio Governance here is like a disastrous musical performance with the instruments twanging, clashing,


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Just let them talk

No need to use emotive words Donald Trump is known for many things, including his discriminatory policies. Several years before he became President, his company Trump Management was sued by the Department


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Fostering transition

The rest of the world is tackling the problem of pollution Environmental pollution is now a visible, tangible, acutely serious issue, and Pakistan ranks second only to Bangladesh as the country with


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Dharna: Grabbing at straws

Do rulers care? Eight days since its inception the most recent dharna in Islamabad has undoubtedly been yet another drain on an already exhausted, mismanaged economy and a huge inconvenience; but then


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Hiding behind the past

Plays dealing with present issues are needed The Turkish television serial Ertugrul: Resurrection has a large viewership, it is immensely popular in several countries. The series has English subtitles so it can


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Offensive interference

When going too far means going out of one’s bounds Many nations- some more than others- now agree, at least in principle, that it is wrong to cause offence to groups of


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A revealing directive

Though rescinded, it revealed a mentality Somewhere in this country recently, a house was burgled. Diamonds worth a fortune were stolen. The police made no attempt to locate the thief or thieves.

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