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Tell me where do I belong to

Mehboob Qadir Tall, strong and shady trees do not grow in thin air, shifting sands or swamps. Our sturdy Bunyan is a local tree which stands majestically in the firm...

Invoking past leviathans

Lal Khan Last week, the UN lifted sanctions against Gulbadin Hikmatyar, the fundamentalist head of the Hizb-i-Islami terrorist outfit in Afghanistan. Initially, the most...

To each his own

Syed Bakhtiyar Kazmi Time out from the hum drums of political and economic intrigue. Below is a rather longish message, which was being circulated on Whatsapp and,...

Usefulness of Trump

Javaid Iqbal Bhat If Donald Trump had been a poem, its title would have been “Get the Hell out of Here.” The new US President has unsettled opinion makers with his...

The unobtrusive saint of Lahore

Maria Sartaj Near the overpopulated locality of Dharampura, Lahore, amidst dilapidated buildings and congested lanes lies the impeccable tomb of 17th century...

Deprived of innocence

Riaz Missen Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections has heralded a new era of nationalism that is, quite clearly, xenophobic. The US under Trump is scared...

Official Reiteration of Cold Start Doctrine by Indian Army Chief (I)

Beenish Altaf Despite of many denies, finally, there is a blowing up the lid over the Indian cold start doctrine recently. This is done by an Indian official who is...

Obama’s failed dream

S P Seth After eight years in the White House, Barack Obama is now a private citizen. He had brought hope and yes, even excitement, when he became the country’s...

Pakistan’s policy on FMCT

Asma Khalid The efforts for nuclear disarmament date back to 1945 post-World War II, when the two super powers — the US and USSR — invented the lethal weapons of...

A new Asian century

Raashid Wali Janjua A new Asian century heralds the tectonic shift in the economic power matrix of the globe. With the trumping of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by the...