Pakistan has a Hindu past… get over it

A bewildered Sassi ran directionless in the desert. The sand burned through the skin of her feet, creating huge blisters that hurt with every step she took. But not even the heat of the desert could match the fire in her heart, which longed for her beloved. “Punnhun, Punnhun,” she yelled but only the roar . . . → Read More: Pakistan has a Hindu past… get over it

As the government plays ostrich and dresses windows

By Ayaz Amir

This government – more a family limited company with each passing day – now looks like a patient in a hospital ward, paralysed from the waist downwards. The few doctors around are wearing gloomy and mournful expressions.

The last time Nawaz Sharif was prime minister it took him two and a half . . . → Read More: As the government plays ostrich and dresses windows

The bogeyman that never left

By Minahil K.

The circular debt is back again, and with a bang this time.  It is rumored to have accumulated to more than twice the amount that the government retired after coming to power making it obvious that the government, after five years in the province and one in the center, has been unable to . . . → Read More: The bogeyman that never left

Nawaz Sharif to chair emergency meeting on national security

ISLAMABAD. In the aftermath of the deadly gun and bomb attack at Karachi airport on Sunday night, the government on Monday summoned an emergency meeting of the Cabinet Committee on National Security (CCNS) to discuss the future of peace talks.

While a date for the meeting has not yet been disclosed, it is learnt . . . → Read More: Nawaz Sharif to chair emergency meeting on national security

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Politics on the streets

By conducting political rallies at the heart of the federal capital and literally a stone’s throw away from the Constitution Avenue – now a “Red Zone” because of the existential security threats faced by the state – the conductors of such events do no service to their cause and do little to sway the government; or . . . → Read More: Politics on the streets

FORK TONGUED PALEFACES

Bruce Riedel, a former CIA man and now affiliated with a Washington think-tank is no friend of Pakistan. This much was always clear from his writings. Now an article written by him and published in India’s Hindustan Times seems to indicate that he is no friend of India’s either. What he has proposed as an . . . → Read More: FORK TONGUED PALEFACES

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