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Power or Common Sense? Why become a prisoner to your wrong move?

There happen to be a few fundamental truths which may not have acquired proverbial dimensions, but can simply not be denied, dismissed or denounced. For example, to divide a nation is far easier than to unite it. It is neither a proverb, nor some sage’s saying. Yet so very very …

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About The Myth Called Freedom

Naom Chomsky had observed a few years back that America was fond of championing the cause of freedom of expression, freedom of worship, freedom of choice and many such freedoms which happened to be related to the Rights of Man which had been the fuel that had powered both the …

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It goes to Arif Nizami’s credit that he has kept himself relevant despite limited cerebral strengths. Arif Nizami uses his liberal image quite effectively to shoot down those he wants to shoot down. 19 June, 2020 In this system even IK can’t get things done. He has to pay. When …

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What does General Musharraf want to win — a battle or the war?

Warfare is the name of the game, whether it is of military, political, social or economic nature. Each battlefield determines its own rules, tactics, strategies and goals. But one thing is regarded as common. The end result should be victory. An important point to be kept in view in this …

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Tariq Aziz took me to Bhutto. Bhutto had great Iiking for the brilliant theatrist-cum -politicia. Qasam Uss Waqt ki days were his zenith. We used to meet almost daily. Our friendship ended when he joined NoonLeague He was a natural performer. May Allah rest his soul in peace. 17 June, …

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Whosoever with noticeable female credentials and a media identity sets her VIP feet on our soil, goes back with juicy material to sell in the form of statements or in book shape. She may be Kim Barker or Cynthia she becomes a status symbol for our politicians. She reports to …

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The Last Crusade Those dying are not Taliban not Sunnis, not Shias THEY ARE MUSLIMS

Speaking to the BBC on the 7th of November 2004, Lieutenant Colonel Gareth Brandl, an American officer said: “The enemy has got a face. It is a Muslim face. He is called Satan. He lives in Fallujah.” This ‘quote’ was used by Barbara Victor in her book “The Last Crusade”, …

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The roots of terror from Wall Street to Charsadda

Terrorism has struck again. This time it has thrown its lethal punch at the jaws of Pakistan’s Minister-in-Charge of Security as well as Law & Order. This, in my humble comprehension, happens to be the central domain of the Interior Ministry. The familiar barrage of angry condemnations and accusing outbursts …

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