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Afghan woman: sold like a goat, treated like a dog (I)

Musa Khan Jalalzai The ooze remains. Notwithstanding the presence of 49 civilised nations in Afghanistan — those advocating women rights in their own states, the...

New year resolution: countering extremism

Muhammad Tahir Iqbal As the sun of 2016 descends deep down into the horizon of past, one is left musing over the problems that impede the way to progress, peace and ease...

Plea bargain a good bargain

Malik Muhammad Ashraf Corruption is generally defined as misuse of entrusted power or authority by elected politicians or appointed civil servants for private gains. It...

The Gwadar port

Name: Zahra Shoukat In February 2013, the Gwadar port was handed over to China during Asif Ali Zardari Era because the PAS had failed in doing something worthwhile with...

Addiction of a different kind!

Tania Hasan The word “addiction” raises eyebrows essentially due to its tabooed nature. Particularly in our Pakistani society, we see copious levels of addictions,...

Accountability of National Accountability Bureau

Andleeb Abbas Who will bell the cat? Who will watch the watchdog? Who will monitor the monitoring body? Who will catch the one who catches others? Who will nab the NAB?...

The enigmatic exchange

Syed Bakhtiyar Kazmi Congratulations to all my fellow countrymen on the phenomenal and record breaking rise of the Pakistan Stock Exchange (the Exchange); the Index has...

Is capitalism leading to political liberation?

Muhammad Ahmad Hassan Defeatism is something that too often characterises the public discourse on politics in Pakistan. Ranging from those of political dilettantes to...

Why the vexation, Modi?

Erum Yawar India’s continuous struggle to disband the much-needed peace talks, the aggression and the struggle to bring agitation and misery on both sides of the...

Echelon America: predictive analysis

Tammy Swofford Research involving a topic of interest is collapsed into a two-year envelope. It then opens up into a prediction for two years in advance. Having closely...