Daily Archives: August 24, 2008


Power play after Musharraf

By Kunwar Idris  THERE was jubilation when Gen Musharraf arrived forcibly on the scene. There was jubilation again at his forced departure. Hope for a better future lasted but for a few months after Oct 1999’s surprise military coup. The hope can now be seen fading away much faster — […]


Closure- By Humayun Gauhar

It may happen that you will hate a thing which is good for you, and it may happen that you will love a thing which is evil for you. God knows, and you know not.-Al-Quran (2:216). The inquisition ended before the impeachment could begin. Pervez Musharraf belongs to history now. […]


Nikur tamasha — Ejaz Haider

Dhoti is not a myth; far from it. It has been around for a long time and while it is not exactly suited for hand-to-hand or any other type of combat, it does have its uses because of the sub-continental habit of squatting and doing things


POSTCARD USA: Where do we go from here? — Khalid Hasan

Today, Pakistan is not known for its saints and music, its poets and thinkers, its mountains and rivers but by its suicide bombers who strike at will when and where they please


Musharraf’s mistakes — Dr Hasan-Askari Rizvi

Pakistan’s state and society were fully overwhelmed by the military, leaving little space for autonomous functioning of civilian institutions and processes. Political and commercial advancement was no longer possible without being co-opted by the Musharraf government


The lion’s share- Masood Hasan

Having had the lion’s share for nine years, not to mention the many other years of great pomp that comes with reaching the top echelons of service for the cause of the country, the former president has had a hard time saying goodbye to all that glory. There is a […]


Trilateral consensus against us- Dr Farrukh Saleem

On August 11, Agence France-Presse (AFP), the oldest news agency in the world, quoted NATO Commander US Army General David McKiernan declaring that “Pakistan’s intelligence agency is helping the Taliban to pursue an insurgency in Afghanistan that has seen a 50 per cent hike in attacks in some areas this […]


Living at high altitudes good for health

People living in mountains live longer and have a lower risk of heart disease. Researchers from the University of Athens, Greece found that mountain dwelling is good for the heart and longevity, Health News reported.


Islamabad: HEC launches advanced research network

Higher Education Commission (HEC) has launched the advanced Pakistan Education & Research Network (PERN), which has been connected to other global Research & Education Networks (RENs) viz. the Internet2 of USA, Asia-Pacific Advanced Network of continents of Asia and Australia, and GEANT2 network of National RENs of European countries, says […]


Learning to live with psoriasis

            Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with psoriasis or you’ve had it for a while, living with this condition isn’t easy. If you have psoriasis, you may have painful outbreaks that make it hard to sleep and do your regular activities. Plaque psoriasis, the most common type, causes thick […]