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Muneeb Farooq
Muneeb Farooq

  • December 04, 2022

    News Analysis: Back from the brink?

    WE often say that ‘All’s well that ends well’. However, this doesn’t necessarily work as a coverup for disasters and fault-lines. What...

  • May 05, 2017

    A beleaguered democracy

    It is sadly true that Pakistan is a country where the concept of democracy is not only practised but also brazenly defied at the same time. It has...

  • March 31, 2017

    Challenge for the PML-N

    The impending decision on the Panama leaks dominates the political spectrum these days. It is not difficult to feel the disquiet and anxiety in the...

  • March 03, 2017

    Beyond the rhetoric

    The Supreme Court has reserved judgement in one of the most politicised cases in Pakistan’s political history where rhetoric trumped logic,...

  • February 10, 2017

    Say no to hate speech

    It is indeed a travesty that our society is propagating hate speech in the garb of free speech. It may sound harsh, but we cannot deny that the...

  • January 20, 2017

    A state of denial

    We are a country that will turn 70 years old this year. The baggage of classical errors and hideously misplaced policies continue to be a festering...

  • December 16, 2016

    Making sense of the leaks

    It started as leaked details but it has hit the world in a big way. Pakistan is one of those countries where the Panama Papers have had an impact on...

  • November 25, 2016

    The general’s legacy

    Veni, Vidi, Vici – ‘I Came, I Saw, I Conquered’. It wouldn’t be misplaced to attribute this particular quote to the most...

  • November 04, 2016

    A dangerous divide

    Bigotry is a curse but it seems to have become a part of every debate and argument. It shows the most uncharitable instinct of human behaviour. This...

  • October 07, 2016

    Selling piety in politics

    Piety does not exist in politics. It is political interest that drives politics. Despite this settled principle, one wonders why piety is being...

  • September 24, 2016

    Desperate times

    The PTI is relying on yet another rally. But the question remains: will it have any impact on anything that matters? There is never a dull moment...

  • August 26, 2016

    Tough times for the MQM

    One is enraged when people’s statements and behaviours exude hypocrisy. The debate after Altaf Hussain’s insane tirade has attracted a...

  • August 12, 2016

    So we bleed again

    Resilience is truly commendable but it hardly warrants sanity and wisdom. This is precisely what we, as Pakistanis, have been exhibiting to our own...

  • July 15, 2016

    No change

    Calendars may have changed and decades may have passed but nothing has changed in power politics and the military establishment’s mindset. The...