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Ayaz Amir
Friday, September 04, 2015
Islamabad diary
Are all of Pakistan’s rotten eggs to be found in Karachi alone? Dr Asim Hussain made a name for himself in the field of high finance. There’s no going around this awkward fact. But are there no high finance ...
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Thursday, September 03, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary In the national temple dedicated to the worship of the leading Pakistani deity, the holy glitter of real estate, how could Pakistan Air Force be left behind? Iqbal, the national poet – whom we’ve given sufficient ...
Friday, August 28, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary The status quo, this malaise which has got us down, turning a promising country into a basket case – it’s hard to remember but we did have promise decades ago – would be the Republic’s death if allowed to persist. ...
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Two minutes into a presentation and a shadow comes over the eyes and you can tell that the mind has begun to wander. Clever officials know this. So they steer clear of ‘boring’ issues. Flights of fancy like ...
Friday, August 21, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary If culture is destiny then take a habitual sinner’s word for it that our future is bleak. There must have been a sense of beauty in this land once upon a time. But it’s hard to look for it now. The House of ...
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Ayaz Amir
The occasional setback like the assassination of the Punjab home minister, Shuja Khanzada, notwithstanding – although I can’t help adding snidely that if he’d had one-fortieth the security of the chief minister this would not have ...
Friday, August 14, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary In the matter of destruction the gods have a choice. Whom they would destroy they first make mad…or they first make ridiculous. The MQM has gone through both phases. It made itself mad and is now making itself ...
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Despite the fervent prayers and earnest efforts of the potential victims there are two time bombs refusing to be defused: a) the Model Town firing incident; and b) what in popular shorthand is known as the Asghar ...
Friday, August 07, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary A few days ago the Islamabad Police launched one of its periodic crackdowns on ‘foreign sex workers’. A handful of suspects were rounded up and a few were deported. The interior minister, who is greatly into these ...
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary The Islamic Republic, or the Fortress of Islam, or God’s specially-appointed kingdom – call it what you will…in the realm of fantasy there are no boundaries – was oppressed by two kinds of gloom prior to the army ...
Friday, July 31, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Ultimately what got Malik Ishaq, the doyen of Pakistan’s sectarian terrorists, was not his commitment to violence but his failure to read the shift in the national landscape. He got away with murder – to accuse him of just one murder ...
Time to decide: Quaid-e-Azam or Zia’s Pakistan
Nasir Saeed
Posted : Aug 29, 2015
Architect of new-fangled verse
Uzma Naqvi
Posted : Aug 22, 2015
'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' and its philosophical undertones
Mazhar Bughio
Posted : Aug 17, 2015