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A very important foreign visit

The PM is to fly into Washington in a couple of days on what is being billed as official working visit to the US. There are five different categories of official visits of the world leaders to the US. Washington treats visit to the US of the presidents and monarchs …

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Poacher-turned gamekeeper

Gamekeepers shouldn’t be poachers. If they would be allowed to become so, then surely something is rotten in the state of Denmark. As far as our police is concerned, let us admit there is small choice in the rotten apples .The tribal area of this country is notorious for aerial …

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Cricket’s post-Mortem

By and large the results of the world cricket cup tournament are strictly in accordance with the prognosis made by the cricket pundits well before the start of this competition that it would be won by anyone among India, Australia, New Zealand and England. Pakistan’s name was neither here nor …

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Toadies of America

The prime minister is to fly into Washington in a couple of days.It is not yet fully known whether he has been formally invited by the tenant of the White House or it is the same old customary visit to the US which every Pakistani new ruler has been undertaking …

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Take a lesson from Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi is bent upon resigning from the president ship of Indian Congress party as he considers himself responsible for his party’ s debacle in the recently held general elections in India but his party’s chieftains want him to continue.What a contrast with the heads of our political parties who …

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Too much costly justice

It goes without saying that our superior courts do provide justice to the litigants who knock their doors but it is also a reality that every Tom, Dick and Harry cannot move the high courts or the Supreme Court because the legal process involve in it entails payment of heavy …

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Give the government a break

Nobody in his sane mind would buy the demand of the opposition for a mid-term election at this point in time. It would be suicidal to change horses in the midstream. Even the worst detractors of Imran Khan would admit that most of the problems being faced by his government …

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An exercise in futility

Was it a mere co-incidence that an extension was given in the stay of Afghan refugees in Pakistan when the Afghan president was on a visit to this country?So many such extensions have been given in the past that one has really lost count of them ! Reciprocal visits on …

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Dynastic politics

Who says there is democracy in the present political system that is operative in this country?Dynastic politics grip the the country . It is the head of the political party that calls the shots. Nobody inside the party can dare to challenge his authority. The 18 th amendment has given …

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The three little masters

Coming on the heels of Sachin Tendulkar,Virat Kohli is the latest addition to the galaxy of outstanding batsmen that the sub-continent has produced after 1947. Time was when Hanif Mohammad was a household name in the cricket loving families of India and Pakistan.He was followed by Sunil Gavaskar who in …

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