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Sarmad Bashir

Against all odds?

‘He came, he saw, he conquered’. That’s exactly how Tehreek-i-Insaf supporters would like to portray Imran Khan after the massive rally at Minar-i-Pakistan last Sunday, the biggest ever since the late Benazir


Sarmad Bashir

PM finally speaks

The PPP leadership must be happy at the PML(N)’s discomfiture over its failure to drive a wedge between the parties in the ruling coalition at a time when the government was buckling


Sarmad Bashir

Time for introspection…

The All Parties Conference which brought together military and political leadership seemed to have conveyed to the United States that Pakistan now wanted to shift its focus from carrying out operations against


Sarmad Bashir

Leading by example

You have to be either Babar Awan or a biased jiyala like him to deny that Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif is making any effort to contain the spread of dengue


Sarmad Bashir

Playing politics

Babar Awan’s habit of indulging in irrelevant arguments and politicising legal matters resulted in him getting snubbed by the court during suo motu proceedings into the Karachi violence which concluded on Wednesday


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Pointing fingers

Mian Nawaz Sharif doesn’t have to tender another apology to the so-called defenders of the Ideology of Pakistan since his recent address in Lahore had no mention of his desire to make


Sarmad Bashir

Peace over politics

There cannot be two opinions that the government has been unable to measure up to the enormity of crisis in Karachi until the violence triggered by gang wars between different ethnic groups


Sarmad Bashir

It’s never too late

After letting Karachi bleed for the past many months, the government finally launched a surgical operation in the nine violence-hit zones with the Rangers getting a free hand to take action against


Sarmad Bashir

Destination Amritsar

A great feeling indeed. The annual candlelight vigil at the Wagah border, which started 16 years ago with a handful of people coming forward with a message of peace, has gained popularity


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Back from the brink

As the opposition was desperate to see the back of the PPP government which was being blamed for defying the apex court orders, partners in the ruling coalition decided to defend the

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