26 July, 2014 / Ramazan 27, 1435

Kaiser Bengali

An incoherent foreign policy

THE landmark agreement between the US and its allies and Iran on the nuclear issue is a regional and global game...

Anatomy of violence

KARACHI is the focus of attention — once again. And the reason, once again, is violence. Organised, politically...

The bubble that burst

GEN Pervez Musharraf has returned to the country. This time, mercifully, his return has not been heralded by a posse of armed soldiers clambering over a gate to pave the way for a power grab.

The extremist mindset

TWO events in recent weeks have shaken the country and — fortunately, for a change — led to intense soul-searching. The first event was the response to the anti-Islam film in the US and the second the shooting

National road to development

THERE is, of late, an orchestrated chorus of voices propagating closer relations with China versus relations with the West.

The case for a new province

THE case for a separate province comprising south Punjab was always a slow burning fuse that has now exploded.

Local government in Sindh

THE year 2011 marks the 26th year since 1985 of violence and bloodletting in Karachi. The major factor in the...

The next budget

THE budget for the year 2009-10 is about to be presented to parliament. There are huge expectations, given the scale...

The next budget

THE budget for the year 2009-10 is about to be presented to parliament. There are huge expectations, given the scale...

A bumper wheat crop but...

THE wheat harvest season is under way. Thanks to a high procurement price set by the government, a bumper crop of...

A bumper wheat crop but...

THE wheat harvest season is under way. Thanks to a high procurement price set by the government, a bumper crop of...

Lawyers` struggle: another view

THE successful movement for the reinstatement of Iftikhar Chaudhry is being billed as a historic watershed event ...

Lawyers` struggle: another view

THE successful movement for the reinstatement of Iftikhar Chaudhry is being billed as a historic watershed event ...

For judicial independence

IFTIKHAR Chaudhry has been restored as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, ending a two-year struggle. The...

Behind PML-N`s outrage

NAWAZ Sharif`s declaration, that matters will now be settled on the streets, and Raja Pervez Ashraf`s statement, ...

Behind PML-N`s outrage

NAWAZ Sharif`s declaration that matters will now be settled on the streets and Raja Pervez Ashraf`s statement that...

Understanding Swat

SWAT appears to be returning to normalcy after the ceasefire agreement between the government and Taliban militants....

Beyond conspiracy theories

THE Mumbai massacre has been a shocking event for all civilised souls across the world, including those in Pakistan....