Daily Archives: July 22, 2008


BY MEHMOOD-UL-HASSAN KHAN ABSTRACT Glasnost, meaning “openness”, from the Russian words for “public” and “voice” was introduced in the 1980s. The main goal of this policy was to introduce meaningful short and long terms socio-economic strategies to pull out the sinking titanic of newly born Russia from the deep waters […]

Pakistan: A dysfunctional state?

By Dr Mahnaz Fatima ACCORDING to a survey released recently by Foreign Policy magazine and Fund for Peace, an independent research organisation based in Washington, Pakistan is among the world’s top ten most dysfunctional countries.

Of fame, fortune and the truck driver

NADIYA AAMER Every time you think television has hit its lowest ebb, a new type of programme comes along to make you wonder where you thought the ebb was.•(Art Buchwald, “Adding Insult to Injury,” Have I Ever Lied to You?, 1966). I stopped watching television regularly about three years ago. […]

FATA: The United States Vietnam

A Z Hilali Since the incident of 9/11 Pakistan’s Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) have been hitting world headlines because of the US and NATO security operations against Taliban and Al-Qaeda. In fact, allied forces have initiated undeclared and unjustified war in tribal areas in a brutal manner to search […]

Lahore: Mental disorders likely in airport neighbourhood

* Doctors say noise levels near airports exceed safe limits * Punjab University professor says exposure to high noise levels causes anxiety, followed by depression By Abdul Manan LAHORE: “It’s the planes,” Sakina says as she talks of her depression and how she is fighting suicidal thoughts. Thirty-year-old Sakina, who […]

’’افغانستان ،امریکہ اور شیطان‘‘(مستنصر حسین تارڑ کاکالم ہزار داستان)

ہم نے افغانستان کی خاطر پہلے ہی اپنے آپ کو برباد کر لیا ، کیا اب اس ملک کے لئے ہم دوبارہ برباد ہونا چاہتے ہیں ہم اپنے نصف پاکستان کا تو دفاع نہیں کر سکے اور ہتھیار ڈال دئیے لیکن ہم نے افغانستان کو آزاد کروالیا اسے فتح کر […]

Qarz hai tum peh chaar phoolon kaa ’’قرض ہے تم پہ چار پھولوں کا ‘‘(فرزانہ ناز کاکالم فرزانگی) 2

ساغر کی زندگی پہ کوئی تبصرے نہ کر اک شمع جل رہی ہے سررہگزار زیست یہ شعر پڑھتے ہی زندگی کی بے تبابیوں اور بے اعتنائیوں کا خیال آتا ہے اور چاروں طرف ایک اداسی کی سی کیفیت محسوس ہوتی ہے یوں تو اردو ادب کی تاریخ ایک جہاں اپنے […]