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Syed Kaswar Gardezi

The message of peace

Unfortunately, the message of Karbala remains to be interpreted and understood Every year, thousands of people rally together in the month of Muharram. Clad, mostly, in black clothes these people gather and

White Lies

Promises of austerity (never asked for in the first place) fell apart when the prime minister started moving about in his official helicopter. In order to justify it, the official spin machine


Arif Nizami

RIP Kulsoom

No light at the end of the tunnel The massive outpouring of sympathy across the political spectrum for the family on the demise of the Sharif matriarch begum Kulsoom Nawaz was a


A History of Bigotry

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Bureaucracy in a nutcracker

Damned if it does, damned if I doesn’t Politicians coming to power have frequently used bureaucrats to bend and break the laws to fulfill their wishes. This has led to grave social consequences. Honest government officers

Pak-Turk relations

Similar problems bring both countries closer Turkey’s foreign minister was in town for an unconventionally long five-day visit meeting with the top officials in the PTI government, the military and even called

Eve daughters’ tragic fate

Pakistan’s laws on women scream for reform That plain speaking and persistent champion of social causes regarded as provocative by ‘polite society’ and usually conveniently swept under the carpet, Farhatullah Babar, has


Asif Mehmood

Sketches of a new LG system

Local councils show a vast pattern of dissimilarities around the world The prime minister constituted a committee a few days ago to present a new framework of local governance within a week that will subsequently

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