Daily Archives: July 29, 2008


Alice in Wonderland: A summit most unequal!

WAJID NAEEMUDDIN ARTICLE (July 29 2008): By the time this appears in print, the much heralded meeting between US President Bush and Pakistan PM Gilani will probably have taken place. At the moment one can only marvel at the baggage (I do not mean the bags and suitcases, the extra […]


Emerging socio-economic tsunami

By Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan Once again, the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA), on the approval of the federal government, announced an extraordinary increase in fuel products for the fifth time. The prices of gasoline, high octane, blended fuel, kerosene and high-speed diesel were increased by Rs10.97, Rs11.25, Rs8.20, Rs7.23 and […]


The remains of the day-Part I

Anjum Niaz “The prime minister is here,” announced an American protocol officer in a flat voice. We made a spirited dash outside. Up in the sky that sunny afternoon in June, our hearts thumped with national pride as we saw streaking across the blue sky a big white bird. As […]


The ISI demoted- By Ahmed Quraishi

It’s not democracy’s fault. So something has to be wrong with Pakistani politicians. Consider the magnificent blunder of removing an army chief midair and ordering the pilot to land in India. Or – even better – picking Saturday night to neutralize one of the formidable spy agencies of the world, […]