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Ayaz Amir
Friday, October 02, 2015
Islamabad diary
Our past is a recurring nightmare, coming back to haunt us. Kunduz is at the farthest corner of Afghanistan but its capture by the Taliban is as much a huge setback for the Americans and the Afghan government as it ...
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary From old habit some of us keep beating the drums of national renewal. We have become prescription artists – this should happen, that should be done, this reform needs to be undertaken. Can anything be drearier than ...
Friday, September 25, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Every morning when it is still dark and the streets are empty, thousands of people line up before the passport office in Kabul. Some time ago the office dealt with a thousand applicants a day. That figure has shot ...
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Who in the fullest possession of his senses would have thought this possible, that the MQM, through its Rabita Committee – the nearest thing it has to a politburo – would be asking for “clemency” and appealing to ...
Friday, September 18, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Our exceptional quality of governance has to be admired. The prime minister sets up a high-powered committee to “resolve the issue of undue fee hike by private schools.” Not long ago such an issue would have been ...
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Nothing like what has happened in Sindh against the PPP has started in NAB arrests, no midnight knocks, just a slight shift in the wind. But the lords of the heavy mandate are sweating, even though the ...
Friday, September 11, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary Sindh’s strongman, Syed Qaim Ali Shah, and the army chief, Gen Raheel Sharif, have one thing in common. Every other day the Sindh CM has to be in Dubai to attend to the concerns and fears of his party head, ...
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Ayaz Amir
Islamabad diary From lamb we get mutton; from cows and buffaloes beef. What name to give donkey meat, the new specialty rapidly expanding the culinary frontiers of Pakistan’s most food-loving province, Punjab? Language experts in ...
Friday, September 04, 2015
Ayaz Amir
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 ...
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. ...
Christian heroes of 1965’s war and beyond
Nasir Saeed
Posted : Sep 08, 2015
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