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Hypocrisy in our politics has attained alarming proportions. We have political parties that want us to believe that they stand for democracy, rule of law, equal rights and constitutionalism, and that they are going to exhume the bodies of dictators ...
 
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God Almighty has endowed human beings with free will within a certain domain. In that domain, we as human beings are accountable for our deeds. When a community stops living according to divine moral values like justice, equality, rule of law, ...
 
 

This refers to the article, ‘Mood of the moment’ (November 24) by Amir Zia. The writer has outlined three options for Nawaz Sharif: prolong the state of misery of his government and that of the nation until 2018, strike a deal with the Imran-Qadri ...
 
 

The law and order situation in Balochistan is getting worse. Incidents of bomb blasts and target killings are met with mere condemnations. The killing of Miraj Imrani and his five children on November 11 in the Naseerabad district also went ...
 
 

This refers to Asna Ali’s article, ‘Language and the locals’ (November 22). In our society and especially in our education system, due consideration is not given to language. Our educational institutions promote a bilingual approach comprising ...
 
 

This refers to your editorial ‘Trying Musharraf’ (November 23). When governments become hostage to special interest groups to the extent we’ve been witnessing in Pakistan, than there can be no meaningful governance and in essence it becomes ...
 
 

People addicted to drugs come from different family backgrounds: people from affluent families; people living in slums; educated, illiterate, etc. They think that taking drugs would provide instant relief from their hectic life. This addiction is ...
 
 

We are desperately short of gas, yet we continue to burn it in vehicles. CNG was introduced about a decade ago to serve the interests of the business class. The policy of liberal car loans was also introduced to boost car sales. As a consequence, ...
 
 

The country’s rulers have not given much attention to our 960 kilometres of coastline and the exclusive economic zone extending up to 200 kilometres south of it. It is time we seriously looked into developing our coastline and exploit the sea ...
 
 

The families, who lost their newborn babies at a Sargodha hospital, have yet to recover from their losses. Some 22 infants had died in Sargodha’s District Headquarters (DHQ) Teaching Hospital but what the Punjab chief minister had done was to ...