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Plotting intervention

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  Those who know the characters that rule Pakistan at the top in the name of electoral legitimacy might not be surprised by the revelation that Ambassador Husain Haqqani wrote a secret memo to Admiral Mike Mullen in May, seeking his help for the removal of the top military brass in Pakistan. In return, he […]

Beyond reforms

Dr Farzana Bari 137

  The great majority of Pakistanis today are fighting a desperate battle for their survival and to pressure their humanity due to the failure of the state and civil society. The irony is that all the solutions to this tsunami of people’s suffering are currently being offered within the framework of reformism by various shades […]

Real politics

Yaqoob Khan Bangash 138

  Over the last few weeks, my students at Forman Christian College have been very excited about political happenings in Pakistan. So, last week, I asked them who they were going to vote for in the next general elections. Unsurprisingly, a large number of students said that they were supporting Imran Khan. However, all of […]

Pakistan’s only Nobel Laureate goes unremembered

Dr Abdus Salam 59

FAISALABAD:  Pakistan’s only Nobel Laureate Dr Abdus Salam’s 15th death anniversary on Monday was not commemorated in the country. The Physics genius was born in a small town Jhang on January 29, 1926, a little over 85 years ago. In 1979, Salam shared the Nobel Prize with Steven Weinberg and Sheldon Glashow for the historic […]

Public Transport Reforms: Passes and Direct payment collection on Public busses

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The public transportation system in the city of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, is in dire need of revolutionary reforms to bring it up to par with modern standards found throughout the world. It is not an easy task and will take time, but it is the investment of good ideas and execution of those ideas that […]

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