It is emerging by the day with established facts that our president is losing rapidly in estimation where it counts. Zardari’s visit to the US badly hurt his image. The known and the unknown details of his visit have raised serious questions about his inherent capabilities. He spent over18 days […]
EVERY political season produces its own mascot, a figure for comic relief amidst the darkness. ‘Tis the season of Shaukat ‘Over my dead body’ Tareen. Like Superman, Tareen is everywhere; unlike Superman, he can’t seem to save even himself from spouting rubbish, let alone the country from an economic meltdown. […]
“THERE is no terror, Cassius, in your threats,” Julius Caesar tells him. Pakistan could have told India the same thing at the meeting of the joint anti-terror mechanism: recent bomb blasts at Malegaon and Modasa were not the doing of ‘Muslims from across the border’.
WRITING opinion pieces in a newspaper is a tricky job. While many people may agree with the opinion expressed, there are others who become extremely unhappy. There is nothing surprising about such a divide in opinion especially in a country of 160 million people.
By Mohammad Malick I have good news and bad news, so let’s begin with the good. The good news is that leader of the Upper House Raza Rabbani assured his Senate peers that the government was committed to implementing the in-camera security resolution and that the critically important and non-partisan […]
* A drop of more than $400 million recorded during one week By Mushfiq Ahmad KARACHI: Pakistan’s foreign exchange reserves dropped to $6.92 billion during the last week, down by more than $400 million or 5.46 percent from $7.32 billion the country held during the previous week.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif’s transfer of assets from Saudia Arabia to other foreign countries, instead of Pakistan, has been challenged in the Islamabad High Court. In a petition filed by Barrister Javed Iqbal Jaffrey, Dr Shamshad Akhtar’s appointment as the governor of the State Bank has also been […]
“Electoralism” expressed through existing political structures may not promise change. This is why it is important to not only look at the nature of political parties but also linkages among various players October 28 has come and gone. It was significant for two reasons, both diametrically opposed though.
بدھ اکتوبر 15, 2008 کسی بھی ویرانے میںاگر ایک کنواں کھودا جائے تو اس ویرانے میں بہار آجاتی ہے آس پاس کی بنجرزمینیںآباد ہوجاتی ہیں طویل راستوں کے مسافر اس کنویںپررک کراپنی پیاس بجھاتے ہیں کنویںکے گرد امڈتے اوربلند ہوتے شیشم اورپیپل کے درختوں کی چھاؤں میںبیٹھ کراپنے سفر کی […]
By Jehangir Khattak PUBLIC opinion polls, media vibes, and popular sentiment all point to ‘Obamania’ sweeping across America. Barring his becoming the victim of the Bradley effect or dramatic tumult, Barack Hussein Obama is on the verge of history.