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Engineer Khurram Dastgir-Khan
Engineer Khurram Dastgir-Khan

  • March 30, 2024

    Afghanistan without illusions

    All attempts to make Afghanistan our backyard and appease Afghanistan have failed

  • March 16, 2024

    How to solve the ‘bijli’ problem

    Pakistanis demand cheap and plentiful electricity – everywhere all at once – and it is nowhere in sight

  • February 24, 2024

    Resisting fascism

    Gambits that compromised Pakistan’s sovereignty came thick and fast during the 2018-22 government

  • February 16, 2024

    The coming fascism

    One also cannot pick and choose where election was fair if election was fair in one province for one particular party, it was free everywhere

  • October 21, 2023

    Nawaz Sharif’s re-redux

    Nawaz Sharif’s re-redux. x/MurtazaViewsNawaz Sharif is the proverbial Lazarus of Pakistani politics. He has survived it all: dismissal of...

  • November 10, 2022

    Pakistan’s energy transition

    Pakistan in 2022 became the canary in the mine of climate change. The flood that ravaged one-third of the country this year came from the sky, not...

  • April 02, 2022

    Salvaging statecraft

    Behold the wreckage. China irritated. Saudi Arabia annoyed. US aggravated. EU infuriated. India euphoric. Muslim countries indifferent. IMF...

  • February 09, 2022

    National security wordplay

    The writer is a member of the National Assembly. These are his personal views.A reinvented wheel with spokes of jargon, cliche, and complacency was...

  • November 24, 2021

    Sin of appeasement

    The bulldozing of legislation facilitating Indian spy-terrorist Kulbhushan Jhadav in the joint session of parliament was the latest evidence to...

  • October 02, 2021

    The EVM heist

    0Not a single electronic voting machine was used in the general election in Germany this week. Germany is not alone. Netherlands, Ireland, Italy,...

  • September 20, 2021

    The continuing foreign policy catastrophe

    Appeasement of India, paralysis, vacillation, attack on diplomats, and loudspeaker diplomacy – all this and more has characterised the Imran Khan ...

  • March 30, 2021

    Reckoning with India

    It is not unusual for retired civil servants to reflect on the past. In a recent interview to an Indian journalist, however, former diplomat Abdul...

  • December 31, 2020

    Jinnah’s house is burning

    Declan Walsh’s ‘The Nine Lives of Pakistan’ augments a veritable genre – books on our embattled homeland by anglophone Western journalists....

  • April 23, 2020

    Mantel’s miracle: an appreciation

    Set in the court of English Tudor King Henry VIII in the years 1527-40 and dissecting the rise and fall of the royal advisor Thomas Cromwell,...

  • June 03, 2019

    Reckoning with Modi’s India

    Four-fifths of all Indians who are Hindu brushed aside economic woes in 2019 and voted overwhelmingly for Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party ....

  • February 01, 2019

    The comedians

    Life imitates art rarely, but in the land of the pure it does so tragi-comically. The Great Election Heist 2018 has brought the eponymous novel by...