Punjabi Betrayal or Sindhi Loyalty?
Najma Minhas |Nation| July 24, 2014 The recent Herald/SDPI survey on how Pakistanis are thinking about political parties and issues one year after the 2013 elections has many provocative findings. For instance, it claims that if elections are held tomorrow,... 
A Part-Time Leader
Zahid Hussain |DAWN| July 23, 2014 “The most important quality in a leader is that of being acknowledged as such.” — André Maurois UNFORTUNATELY, our third-time prime minister does not fit this criterion. While our troops are engaged in the most... 
Rule of Law and Economic Growth
Shahid Kardar |DAWN| July 22, 2014 WHAT do we mean by the rule of law? Allow me to explain this by reference to cricket. The rules of the game are the same for all — when you are bowled or caught, you go back to the pavilion. You cannot stay at the... 
Where’s the Gaza Outrage in Pakistan?
Ayaz Amir |The News| July 22, 2014 Islamabad diaryBigger rallies have been held in London against the Israeli assault on Gaza than anything we are likely to see here. This is a mirror copy of what happened during the Iraq war: huge anti-war rallies in... 
Search for Efficient Government
Maleeha Lodhi |The News| July 22, 2014 A lively international debate is underway about how to meet the challenge of governance in a more complex, changing world.Globalisation, diffusion of power and the rise of diverse new actors have made the business... 
A New Phase in the Gaza Tragedy
Najmuddin A Shaikh |Express Tribune| July 21, 2014 By the evening of July 18, as part of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge against Gaza, Israeli troops had moved into Gaza ostensibly to destroy the tunnels through which Gaza militants could enter... 
 Karachi — the Likely Destination for IDPs
Shahid Javed Burki |Express Tribune| July 21, 2014 If history is any guide, people once displaced are, or will be willing to move again. This is especially the case when the place they have left behind offers little hope for themselves and their families.... 
How Bad is the PPA?
Babar Sattar |DAWN| July 21, 2014 DOES the Protection of Pakistan Act strike the right balance between the fundamental rights of citizens and the state’s needs to deliver peace and security to society? All rational Pakistanis would want terrorists... 
Lesser Humans?
Saad Rasool |Nation| July 20, 2014 The holy month of Ramzan, in addition to its boundless blessings, brings a wave of festivities and social gatherings. At least in Lahore, the month of Ramzan ushers in a thirty day culture of ostentatious Iftaaris, with... 
Police Restructuring
Tariq Khosa |DAWN| July 20, 2014 WHAT has been happening in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the law and order front during the last over 10 months has largely gone unnoticed by the media and internal security analysts. Slowly but surely, left to themselves and... 
Election Narratives
Cyril Almedia |DAWN| July 20, 2014 AS the unravelling of Imran and the PTI into an anti-democratic force accelerates, the narrative of last year’s elections is increasingly being shaped by him. For this, credit to Imran’s tenacity — audacity? —... 



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