Monthly Archives: April 2008


Inflationary trends in Pakistani economy

By Aftab Ahmad Khan Inflation, which is a phenomenon with momentous economic, social and political consequences, may be broadly defined as a sustained increase in the general price level. It may, however, be noted that all prices need not rise together. Relative prices may increase at varying levels, but in […]


Thirty Days’ Deadline – Dr Naeem Chishti

The way PPP and PMLN have handled, or mishandled, the judges’ issue and the resultant thirty days’ deadline is perhaps the biggest example of political opportunism in Pakistan. PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and PMLN Chief Nawaz Sharif met in Murree on March 09, 2007 and signed the famous Bhurban […]


‘As they do, so shall others do’ By Sumaira Shaheen

Concerns about proliferation of nuclear weapons to rogue States and their possible use by terrorists, has been increased since September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Since then, the administration has updated the U.S National Security Strategy (NSS) against WMD by declaring that nuclear weapons may be used in response to Chemical […]


Is there feudalism in Pakistan?

By Haider Nizamani FOR the MQM leader Altaf Hussain and Ayesha Siddiqa, ‘feudalism’ is alive and kicking in Pakistan. According to the MQM’s 2008 election manifesto “the prevalent feudal system of (sic) Pakistan is the main obstacle in the progress of the country and the prosperity of the people”.