February 5, 2009

Listening to Tel Aviv, not hearing Ankara —Mahmud Sipra

mahmudsipraUnlike most other world leaders who fell by the wayside for their support of the Iraq War, this young Turkish leader has not only survived the Bush administration but is standing tall on the ramparts today, ready to play a pivotal role in bringing not war but peace to a troubled region of the world

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan may not have the years of experience that Israel’s President Shimon Peres brought to Davos last week, but they both managed to grab the limelight at an otherwise lackluster summit ritualistically held at this swish Swiss resort.Read More »Listening to Tel Aviv, not hearing Ankara —Mahmud Sipra

The future war —Shahzad Chaudhry

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shehzarchNations going to war must have clearly stated strategic objectives, and then make a choice of their most appropriate instrument of application to achieve those objectives. Efficiency and efficacy are the two golden principles in application of force, which act as force multipliers

Ejaz Haider, in his article “Air Power Alone?” (Daily Times, February 3), has complemented well the missing links in my article “Was India ready for war?” (Daily Times, February 2).Read More »The future war —Shahzad Chaudhry

Cricket for sale? Anjum Niaz

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Privatise, commercialise, auction Pakistan Cricket Board. Sell it to the highest bidder. To make bucks and to save the game. the PCB is begging for a government bailout, a stimulus plan. Find this idea audacious? How else to pull out cricket from the burning coals of infamy? Populist once, the mighty cricket board now on life support needs its plug to be pulled out and its employees given the golden handshake.Read More »Cricket for sale? Anjum Niaz

Rule without governance-Dr Maleeha Lodhi

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maleehalodhiFew elected governments have so rapidly lost public confidence as the coalition led by President Asif Zardari. A series of opinion polls indicate this. Eighty percent of Pakistanis gave a negative rating to the government on its performance according to a survey by the US-based International Republican Institute. After eleven months in power the government confronts growing public doubts about its ability to lead and govern.
Read More »Rule without governance-Dr Maleeha Lodhi