Are you Clean or Grey?

LAHORE – An unprecedented cross-country intelligence operation is underway to comb out local and foreign elements who are playing or could play into the hands of terrorists, The Nation has learnt.

The mega operation is an important development in the efforts against terrorism. It is in fact the first major practical step being taken after the . . . → Read More: Are you Clean or Grey?

The Nation’s Problems Unite: Muttahida Qaumi Movement ke Muttahida Qaumi Maslay-masaail!!

Despite years of establishment support, the MQM’s shenanigans and tantrums have transformed it into a nation-wide problem, further alienating from the national political mainstream – and it could end up becoming an aberration or political joke if it does not behave like a mature democratic institution

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Mirage Revisited

By Enum Naseer

Feelings of doom and gloom continue to overshadow Pakistan’s success with democracy. With the country just days away from its moment of truth- the elections, enthusiastic political advertisements continue to consume much of the space on print, electronic and social media to promise peace and prosperity. Yet, the economy of Pakistan stands in . . . → Read More: Mirage Revisited

ZoneAsia-Pk: Turning the tide in 2013

By Zoon Ahmad Khan

A lot is at stake in 2013. The PPP, after five tumultuous years in power, with Pakistan’s crises only on the rise, hopes to get re-elected in the upcoming election. End of 2013 Zardari’s own presidential term will end, and only a sweeping victory in the general election should assure him . . . → Read More: ZoneAsia-Pk: Turning the tide in 2013

SC questions Balochistan provincial government

Apparently frustrated at unending strife and lawlessness in Balochistan, the Supreme Court bluntly asked the provincial government on Wednesday if it was really discharging its duties constitutionally.

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Target killings and murders must be differentiated

KARACHI: Target killing and enmity claimed four lives in Karachi on Wednesday,Express News reported.

Unknown men opened fire in Machar Colony and killed 17-year-old Yousuf, while a body, bearing torture marks, was recovered from Lea Market area. The body has not been identified yet, but the deceased is said to have been abducted before he was murdered.

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Dealing with Burma: Reality versus Rumor

July 12th: According to ‘some’ international news agencies: 500 villages torched, thousands killed by Buddhist mobs and the Burmese army.

July 16th: The photos, all the evidence is out!

July 17th: Somehow all of that makes Pakistanis are unpatriotic for not staying in the country.

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9 people die as a result of target killings in Karachi

Despite its claims, the government appears unable to control the menace of target killings in Karachi at least nine people were killed in the metropolis on Monday, DawnNews reported.

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The four year run in the long run

By Nida Afaque

The political scenario in Pakistan is like a chameleon which rapidly changes color. We have highly contested credibility of politicians, a frail economy fueled by a dwindling supply of energy, international powers unhappy with the commitment Pakistanis show to their relationship and a public that is on the brink of losing . . . → Read More: The four year run in the long run

Govt reports on Karachi violence lack facts: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday expressed dissatisfaction with the government’s reports on Karachi violence, saying the reports lack facts that are needed to make headway in the case.

The reports were submitted by Attorney General Anwarul Haq during the suo motu hearing of the unrest in Karachi.

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