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No ceasefire: No good news for innocents

No ceasefire: No good news for innocents

An hour into the news: “Taliban refuse to extend ceasefire” as Bollywood duet “Ashiqui Main Har Ashiq Ho Jata hai Majboor” plays into my eardrums through a headphone borrowed from a...
Nawaz-led Govt Announces Debut Budget

Nawaz-led Govt Announces Debut Budget

The budget projections presented by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)-led coalition government soon after its formation following May 11 elections is widely being dubbed by the experts and...
The Perfect Candidate to Vote for is…

The Perfect Candidate to Vote for is…

While I write this, I have a whole vintage of faces in front of me. Faces heavily lined with the burden of responsibility, saluting the lurking ghost-images of Jinnah and Allama Iqbal in the...
Why are they Turning Citizens into Rebels?

Why are they Turning Citizens into Rebels?

“Recent weeks in politics and comedy have been completely dominated by the Qadri episode. News channels were reporting the “revolution” with minute-by-minute updates as anchorpersons gave...
PM To be Arrested, What Next?

PM To be Arrested, What Next?

While the first coming of Tahir-ul-Qadri had only cracked a few crackers in the mercurial political scenario of Pakistan, the SC issuing order to PM in lieu of rental power case has completely set it...
Militants Aren’t Responsible; Government is!

Militants Aren’t Responsible; Government is!

The first month of the New Year has not ended yet and the count of people died this year is already touching 200. Pakistan, unfortunately, has turned into a country where ‘peace’ is defined as...