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The mark of a great leader is to take his society from where it is to where it has never been

There is no denying the fact that the ‘Rise of the Rest’ has been rocking the ideological boat of the Developed West with gleeful consistency for some years now. The phrase ‘Rise of the Rest’ was coined by Newsweek’s brilliant Editor Fareed Zakarya, and it was designed to refer to …

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“Poets create myths defending which, soldiers lay down their lives.”

30th April has been observed as Martyrs Day by the Pakistan Armed Forces. One wishes that this symbolic gesture had drawn more national attention and been observed with more focused commitment. All the nations throughout history have been extraordinarily generous in paying homage to their martyrs. And even though the …

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THE STRATEGIC ASPECTS FOR THE SUCCESS OF BELT & ROAD INITIATIVE

I am in China on a four day visit as a member of a delegation of APNS and Centre for Global and Strategic Studies (CGSS). My Today’s Column Echoes of the Heart comprises my speech delivered in an official function arranged by the Chinese Government on 17-04-2018 First I thought …

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“What kind of a newspaper or a periodical can capture and hold the interest of those whose passion for reading is dying?”

Those who have been reading the world’s leading newsweeklies i.e Time, Newsweek and Economist should not be unaware of the enormous changes that have occurred in the format as well as the contents of the first two, mentioned above. Only the Economist has been able to maintain itself in its …

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Our police setup needs criminal minds in much lesser numbers with much lesser criminality!

The case of Mr Imran Babar a DSP in Lahore Police has all the ingredients of a Sheridan play. You can call it a comedy as well as a farce. And those who are acquainted with School For Scandal, a Sheridan masterpiece will understand what I mean to say. For …

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One public hanging can reform the whole society

Corruption is a menace-an evil that cannot be rooted out just by addressing the noble side of human nature—or by pleading the case for honesty and conscientiousness. Corruption has its roots in a few strongly built, natural, and negative instincts of man. Translated into visible modern trends, these instincts mean …

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MARYAM WILL BE KNOWN IN HISTORY AS A KEY CAUSE OF THE DECLINE & FALL OF THE SHARIF EMPIRE

I don’t want to feel like Gibbon writing about “Decline and Fall of Roman Empire”. But I can’t help feeling the way I am feeling as I construct a phrase of my own the Gibbon Style: THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE SHARIF EMPIRE. It was not (or is not) …

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DON’T THEY DESERVE MORE TO BE HANGED THAN THE VILLAIN OF QASUR— IMRAN ALI?

The Nation has excellent reasons to feel indebted to the CJP for his resolve to recover every RUPEE looted from the National Exchequer by those who had the opportunity and power to loot. Our country needs every single paisa of the monumental loot that has burdened it under a huge …

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DON’T THEY DESERVE MORE TO BE HUGED THAN THE VILLAIN OF QASM— IMRAN ALI?

The Nation has excellent reasons to feel indebted to the CJP for his resolve to recover every RUPEE looted from the National Exchequer by those who had the opportunity and power to loot. Our country needs every single paisa of the monumental loot that has burdened it under a huge …

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