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From the Bazaar to Wall Street

Documentary Review Exploring Islamic finance     In the wake of the recent financial crisis of 2008, the western world became aware of an alternative financial system in the form of Islamic

White Lies

These sit-ins must have run into some money. Not just the Islamabad gatherings, but PTI taking to the road again; Karachi, Lahore, Mianwali, with more to follow. There is much speculation. Some

The missing roots

Political parties in Pakistan routinely fail to represent the people at the grass-root level   Pakistan’s missing grass-root level political activism could verily be the reason that any form of revolution that’s

The great disconnect

Between the rulers and the ruled   With Imran Khan and Tahir-ul- Qadri joining the electoral fray they would give the PML-N and PPP a run for their money. The two parties

Too little, too late

PPP distanced itself from the grass-root     In an open letter to his party workers, the co-chairman of the Pakistan’s People’s Party, Mr. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, “apologised personally” to his party

After Waziristan

Zarb-e-Azb headed to Punjab and Balochistan?     Journalists knew independent coverage of Zarb-e-Azb was out of the question, not just because of the logistics. And so far the army has not

On cherry picking

Where Zarb-e-Azb might be headed, and what it will counter   “Terrorism cannot be eliminated without intelligence-based operations throughout the country – particularly in Southern Punjab and Sindh,” Corps Commander Peshawar Lt

White Lies

  So Tahirul Qadri was finally persuaded to take a leaf out of Imran Khan’s book and spend some time with his followers. Get out of the container, stretch the legs a

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