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The Mud Hut

Mehboob Qadir Somewhere in rural Punjab, a poor peasant family was moving from one hamlet to another in search of better opportunities to earn their meagre bread. As...

Needed Urgently: some first needed Kremlinologists

Harlan Ullman Winston Churchill believed that Russia was a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. This meant that from the October Revolution in 1917, which had...

Making education sector disaster-resilient

Saleem Shaikh Over the last five years, public infrastructure in Pakistan has suffered significant damages because of climate change-induced disasters, particularly...

The yes-men

A. RAUF K. KHATTAK There is no shortage of deractors of civil servants in this country and around the world. An English poet once described them as civil to all, and...

No fair deal for women

I.A. REHMAN This year, Pakistan’s women activists are observing 16 days of activism against gender violence (Nov 25 to Dec 10) with greater fervour than previously. At...

Is resolution of the Kashmir dispute possible?

Mohammad Jamil Speaking in the National Assembly during a debate on the LoC situation, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, said, “Pakistan...

Dormant dimensions of India-Japan deal

Maimuna Ashraf Japan is expanding its strategic landscape by improving relations with India. India has been repeatedly reported to have often shown reservations in...

The SDI debate

Rizwan Asghar The abrupt and unexpected end of the bipolar cold-war system was an exogenous shock for Washington’s policymakers as well as all leading scholars of...

Disremembering Dr Abdus Salam

Aminah Suhail The ways we dealt with him are not unknown to anyone. The manner in which his years of meticulous and intellectual efforts were rubbished and derogated is...

Analysis on Pakistan and the UAE extremely close fraternal relations (II)

Muhammad Adnan Khan The UAE would also benefit from this new initiative as the distance to transport goods to China would be greatly reduced.” Pakistan has been...