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Frederick Close

The government is scheduled to refer to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) four new cases against Nawaz Sharif and his family; including both misuse of government...

Poverty in the UK

The UN rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has delivered his verdict on the impact of austerity on the British people. And in his 24-page report, Philip...

Come, tell me another name for a thief

What would you say of a parliament where calling a thief a thief is not allowed and where the punishment for doing so is to be barred from entry into the house? For much...

The un-reluctant fundamentalists

Boris Johnson is on cunning form. Getting off his bike to swoop down like the caring-and-sharing politician that everyone — and their cat — knows him not to be....

CIA conclusions

The CIA has concluded that Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman (MBS) gave the order to assassinate journalist Jamal Khashoggi. That this comes just days after the Saudi...

Iran’s ‘warning’

Iran is effectively putting Pakistan on notice when it comes to border security. Underscoring how serious the matter is, Interior Minister Abdol-Reza Rahmani-Fazlih has...

Terror financing, money laundering and reform

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s warning that he may abolish the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is timely, but not necessarily the answer to the dismal tax collection and...

Cyprus gas exploration-boon or bane?

The Cyprus issue is regarded as a “frozen conflict” and has defied resolution for fifty years. The recent discovery of gas in its vicinity has raised the hope of...

Indecorous behaviou

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry would do well to think before speaking in Parliament. Particularly when addressing the Chairman of the Senate. And given that...

Security threats and beyond

Terrorists have struck Karachi. At the time of writing all that is known is this: a bomb exploded at a makeshift market near city’s Quaidabad flyover; killing at least...