Daily Archives: March 19, 2009


Now what? By Ikram Sehgal

Overcoming its reservations about getting involved in the political process in counselling wisdom to Zardari quietly, the US kept up a drumbeat of pressure, culminating in Hillary Clinton’s late-night calls to the main State and non-State actors concerned. The lawyers’ protest turned ugly with the police violence in Karachi, displaying […]


Hillary’s hat-trick-By Anjum Niaz

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has scored her first international hat-trick. She delivered googlies that sent the three back to the pavilion. The lady walked off with the ‘man of the match’ award from President Obama. The three batting were President Asif Ali Zardari; Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and […]


A March story —Sarah Humayun

The price of street politics has become high, perhaps unbearably so. I’m not sure if this judgement is wrong, but after the events of the last week, it should at least be up for debate Reactions to the bloodless and coupless conclusion to the long march show just how nerve […]


New student immigration system set to launch in the UK on 31st March 2009 27

The UK Government today announced the go-live date for the student tier of its new points-based system for migration. From 31st March, students looking to study in the UK can apply for their visa through the new points-based system which will streamline the Student visa application process. Under the new […]