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A flurry of hectic activity

Afghan peace settlement efforts at zenith The concerted and intense diplomatic moves, especially in the last couple of months, for ending the 17-year long Afghan cauldron are unique, unprecedented and hopefully in

Remshay Ahmed

On sound entertainment

Especially from once upon a time In a country where every now and then a few steps taken forward are reversed, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA)’s new notification asking for

The plot thickens

A small but significant step for former premier The confusing, long-drawn Sharif family corruption saga has taken yet another twist, this time for the better for the erstwhile three-time prime minister. In

Rabia Ahmed

Too many walls

Not enough bridges It’s an ageless process, building walls in anattempt toprotect oneself from perceived or real external threats, which does not justify the proposed wall between the US and Mexico. It

Budget expectations

Pro-people, Mr Finance Minister? Finance Minister Asad Omer will try, no doubt, but even his best efforts will struggle to put a positive spin on the mini-budget due for the 23rd. Even

Who’s asking for NRO?

Some attention to parliament, please Once again the government is talking about somebody begging for another NRO. Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary this time enlightened the media about how the government is under

Syed Kaswar Gardezi

The dissent within

Questionable precedents Almost two years ago, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar donned the robes as the Chief Justice of Pakistan amidst the Panama leaks saga. Despite predictions of a soft stance, Justice Nisar

Taha Najeeb Khan

Divided worldviews

Which way forward?  Every institution/collective requires a mission statement, a message which communicates the said entity’s animating ethos and purpose. One must ask, therefore, what is Pakistan’s mission statement? Pakistan was created

White Lies

Twenty percent off. The Chief Justice ruled that private schools have to reduce their fees by a fifth. Where, exactly, did this specific proportion come from, we don’t know. But His Lordship