Stories for: Tasneem Noorani

Securing Islamabad

THE recent news of the government’s decision to call up the Rangers for law and order duties in Islamabad is...

Other actions

EVEN in the best-case scenario of government-Taliban talks succeeding, would the Taliban fighter give up violence to...

Bureaucrats or courtiers?

UNTIL some years ago, one reason for joining government service rather than the more paying private sector was that...

The death of governance

THEY say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. The Supreme Court came down heavily on the Sindh government for giving out-of-turn and shoulder promotions.

Trade remains static

THE recent visit of parliamentarians from Pakistan to India was a welcome event.

Reciprocity: the watchword for trade

THINKING that I should know, someone asked me why I thought the Pakistan government has been so prompt and ready to give MFN status to India. Even though I know a few things about this issue, I was stumped.

Why raise private armies?

IT seems that we have failed to learn anything from our past which includes botched strategies of helping the ...

Who`s minding the nation`s morale?

WE are at war, whether we admit it or not. We are at war physically, economically and politically. There was the ...

The judicial martyrs

CONGRATULATIONS, President Asif Ali Zardari, for becoming the 12th president of Pakistan and perhaps the first one...

After Dec 27, what?

ON Nov 9, 2001, Musharraf`s assurance to side with the US prevented Pakistan from being taken to the stone age but...


Relief for terror victims

Learning curve

Nuclear normalcy

Train to Pakistan: 2014


ISI and media infighting

MQM in government again

Men planning families

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