Shahid Javed Burki |Express Tribune| September 22, 2014 Some of the themes I have been developing in these columns have the support of the academia and policy analysts. Going back to Samuel P Huntington, a Harvard University Political Scientist, and Albert... 
Tariq Khosa |DAWN| September 22, 2014 POLICING in a politically polarised and vendetta-prone society like ours has become the most hazardous and difficult job. Pity the nation beset with bickering politicos and corruption-infested corridors of power.... 
Babar Sattar |DAWN| September 22, 2014 YOU can call for reform of a dysfunctional constitutional order. You can declare that the existing order doesn’t work and needs to be replaced by a new one. But what are you thinking if you seek to delegitimise... 
Dr Farrukh Saleem |The News| September 21, 2014 Capital suggestionThere is a clear-cut distinction between floods and destruction caused by floods – floods are God-given but destruction caused by floods is man-made (therefore avoidable). Loss of life... 
S Iftikhar Murshed |The News| September 21, 2014 Like the prodigal son in the Gospel of Luke (15:11-32) Nawaz Sharif returned to parliament, frightened and nervous. This was because a few thousand agitators led by Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri have been... 
Saad Rasool |Nation| September 21, 2014 The arrest and preventive detention of PTI and PAT workers across Pakistan, and specifically in the Punjab, under Section 3 of the Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance (MPO), is an abominable exercise of the State... 
Cyril Almedia |DAWN| September 21, 2014 Even the conspiracy theorists have given up. Why bother when reality is so much more bizarre? As the never-ending crisis chugs along and becomes the new normal, folk can’t even muster the pretence that October... 
Shehzad Chaudhary |Express Tribune| September 20, 2014 Three events in the last week must be paid attention to: the PIA affair, where former minister Rehman Malik and a PML-N representative, Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, were forced to leave the aircraft by... 
Ayaz Amir |The News| September 19, 2014 Islamabad diary“Up until now we have tolerated all this and acted with decency and patience,” declared a reanimated Lord of the Mandate in Jand, Attock. “Otherwise it’s no hard task to clear the way and... 
Misery that was Avoidable
I.R. Rehman |DAWN| September 18, 2014 AS reports pour in of the havoc wrought by this season’s flood — of lives lost, property washed away, livestock drowned, crops damaged and infrastructure destroyed — unbearable is the feeling that this is less... 
The Politico-Military Dynamic
Talat Masood |Express Tribune| September 17, 2014 As rumours of the army’s involvement in the ongoing protest movement failed to subside, ISPR head Maj Gen Bajwa issued a forceful denial reiterating the army’s adherence to “complete supremacy of... 



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