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Security projections for 2021- Muhammad Amir Rana

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PROJECTING trends of insecurity and violence is not an easy task especially for countries like Pakistan where security challenges are complex and state...

Misplaced anger at poor show – Abbas Nasir

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PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan must have been filled with envy watching the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United...

Cheating on online exams By Pervez Hoodbhoy

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COVID-19 has made in-person exam proctoring impossible and so normal safeguards have disappeared. My inbox is full of anguished emails from university students across...

Language mess- Faisal Bari

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SOME provinces use the provincial/regional language as the medium of instruction in the early years. Others use Urdu or English, or a mix...

A horned dilemma – F.S. Aijazuddin

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THE unthinkable seizure of the US Capitol building on Jan 6, 2021, has an analogy in Leonard Wibberley’s book The Mouse That Roared (1955)....

Farewell Roosevelt Hotel By Khurram Husain

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LET me start with an apology. If you’re still busy absorbing the full magnitude of the sheer stupidity that went into the making of...

The hazards of governance – I.A. Rehman

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PAKISTAN received adverse references in dispatches last week. Of all the planes at their disposal PIA’s smart bosses chose to send to Malaysia the...

Broadsheetgate – Abbas Nasir

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ON one of his trips to Karachi towards the middle of 2000, Pakistan’s ‘chief executive’ and army chief Gen Pervez Musharraf agreed to...

A forgotten son- F.S. Aijazuddin

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TO Lahoris, Sheranwala is one of the 12 gates that led into the ancient walled city. To New Yorkers, it was the portal...

Is the economy recovering? By Khurram Husain

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GOING by what we are hearing these days, it seems the country’s economy is in the middle of a rebound, or at least...