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... Published Dec 10, 2013 07:36am

Anatomy of violence

KARACHI is the focus of attention — once again. And the reason, once again, is violence. Organised, politically... Updated Sep 08, 2013 07:08am

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. Published Apr 02, 2013 05:15am

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 Published Oct 16, 2012 12:00am

National road to development

THERE is, of late, an orchestrated chorus of voices propagating closer relations with China versus relations with the West. Published Aug 13, 2012 12:03am

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. Published May 24, 2012 09:03pm

Local government in Sindh

THE year 2011 marks the 26th year since 1985 of violence and bloodletting in Karachi. The major factor in the... Published Nov 03, 2011 12:05am

The next budget

THE budget for the year 2009-10 is about to be presented to parliament. There are huge expectations, given the scale... Published Jun 10, 2009 12:00am

The next budget

THE budget for the year 2009-10 is about to be presented to parliament. There are huge expectations, given the scale... Published Jun 10, 2009 12:00am

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... Published Apr 11, 2009 12:00am

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... Published Apr 11, 2009 12:00am

Lawyers` struggle: another view

THE successful movement for the reinstatement of Iftikhar Chaudhry is being billed as a historic watershed event ... Published Mar 30, 2009 12:00am

Lawyers` struggle: another view

THE successful movement for the reinstatement of Iftikhar Chaudhry is being billed as a historic watershed event ... Published Mar 30, 2009 12:00am

For judicial independence

IFTIKHAR Chaudhry has been restored as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, ending a two-year struggle. The... Published Mar 23, 2009 12:00am

Behind PML-N`s outrage

NAWAZ Sharif`s declaration, that matters will now be settled on the streets, and Raja Pervez Ashraf`s statement, ... Published Mar 13, 2009 12:00am

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... Published Mar 12, 2009 12:00am

Understanding Swat

SWAT appears to be returning to normalcy after the ceasefire agreement between the government and Taliban militants.... Published Mar 01, 2009 12:00am

Beyond conspiracy theories

THE Mumbai massacre has been a shocking event for all civilised souls across the world, including those in Pakistan.... Published Dec 15, 2008 12:00am