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Ayaz Amir
Friday, May 22, 2015
Islamabad diary
Declan Walsh is a serious journalist and as a reporter he has written good stuff. But when the New York Times adopts a high moral posture about anything, and even if it is right on the mark, I find myself twisting ...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary "These universities of ignorance, to whom we give donations and hides, are giving an ideology of hatred and conservativeness to the society.” Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid In this cabinet of all talents, ...
Friday, May 15, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary The MQM is a problem and has been a problem. But let’s be clear about one thing: it is a secondary problem, as are the gangs of Lyari, as is extortion in Karachi. The Karachi police if properly led, which it is ...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Even when we suspected the worst but did not know all the facts, the Abbottabad raid on the Bin Laden compound was the mother of all embarrassments…for the army and the ISI, the frontline defenders of our physical, ...
Friday, May 08, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Fashion makes sense if it has general applicability. What is it worth if it has no mass appeal or doesn’t influence the way ordinary men and women dress? Do the high priests of Pakistani fashion have anything ...
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Muslim rule in Hindustan was mainly Turkish rule – from Mahmud to Babur all Turkish conquerors or rulers – interspersed with episodes of Afghan rule as under the Lodhis and Sher Shah Suri. But we the denizens of ...
Friday, May 01, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Our heroes are the Muslim conquerors of Hind, from Mahmud Ghaznavi onwards. We name our missiles after them — Ghauri, Abdali — and of course after Iqbal’s mythical Shaheen. We take ourselves to be the descendants of the Timurid ...
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Agreed, that any excuse is good enough for a visit to London, especially when you have a flat there. But we could be more mindful of time and place. As everyone knows, the Gallipoli campaign was Churchill’s ...
Friday, April 24, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary When was the last time a visiting head of state had a separate meeting with Pakistan’s service chiefs? General Headquarters has become a must port of call for important visitors – Afghan president, Iranian foreign ...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary If this were the Lahore of old, bars open on the Mall and clubs resounding to the sounds of revelry as the shadows of evening fell, music players tuning their instruments and dancers getting ready for the night’s ...
Friday, April 17, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary There’s always the brighter side of things. A bit of Arab anger following our waffling but intrinsically sound stand on Yemen may hold the promise of some good. If this anger extends to the point where Arab sheikhs ...
Senseless rise of religious fundamentalism
Shahid Khan
Posted : May 17, 2015
UK elections and minorities
Nasir Saeed
Posted : May 13, 2015
When a dreamy atmosphere dominates the reader
Uzma Naqvi
Posted : Apr 22, 2015