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A dangerous thaw – F.S. Aijazuddin

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GOVERNANCE in Pakistan, like the Arctic icecap, is melting. Its fragments are collapsing into an ocean of incompetence. Socio-geologists detect signs of an irreversible change...

The prairie fire of inflation By Khurram Husain

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THE monetary policy statement released on Friday had several notable things to focus on but consider one for now: core inflation. This indicator...

Whatever happened to integrity? | Abbas Nasir

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IN less than four weeks Pakistan will be marking the 50th anniversary of one of its deepest self-inflicted wounds. But anyone hoping that any...

Down inflation road, again By Khurram Husain

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THIS is not the first time we are seeing growth with inflation in our country. We have been down this road before, and it...

Exporting surpluses – F.S. Aijazuddin

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SEQUELS are best avoided, unless one is a Steven Spielberg. He followed his hugely successful natural horror film Jaws with three sequels. Margaret Mitchell’s...

TacklingChildCare – Zofeen T. Ebrahim

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AMONG the many lessons the world has learnt from the Covid-19 pandemic on how to build better, an important one is to address and...

Lull before the storm | Abbas Nasir

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A STAND-OFF over the appointment of a new head of the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate between the two main components of the incumbent hybrid system...

What should Imran Khan do? By Pervez Hoodbhoy

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PRIME MINISTER Imran Khan says he wants a welfare state like that of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in the seventh century. Many Pakistanis want...

Game changing bombast By Khurram Husain

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NOW here is something amusing. Remember that huge project that the minister for maritime affairs, Ali Zaidi, announced towards the end of September? It...

Bend it like… – F.S. Aijazuddin

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ETHNICITY is the underside of nationality. No one is more acutely aware of this than political refugees — persons who turn their backs on...