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Ashraf Jehangir Qazi

Birthday reflections

Birthday reflections

'Democratic politics' in Pakistan has become the name of stealing from the people in billions. Updated Aug 15, 2017 07:30am
Winter or spring?

Winter or spring?

The basis for the disqualification of the PM may have been narrow but it was legally sufficient. Published Aug 01, 2017 07:08am
Post-Panama Pakistan

Post-Panama Pakistan

The choice on offer, while not ideal, should still be clear enough. Updated Jul 24, 2017 09:13am
Political wisdom

Political wisdom

If the Panama verdict is seen to be fair, the credit will in large part belong to one man: Imran Khan. Updated Jul 08, 2017 12:06pm
Justice and Panama

Justice and Panama

When a ‘democracy’ has been reduced to a criminal farce, legal niceties will be seen as insensitive & irrelevant. Updated Jul 11, 2017 09:21am
Opportunity out of tragedy

Opportunity out of tragedy

Our diplomats will continue to gallantly shoulder the inevitable blame. Published Jun 03, 2017 02:42am
Reality checks

Reality checks

Sacred cows are no part of patriotism. Published May 15, 2017 02:30am
The Doomsday Clock

The Doomsday Clock

The clock today shows two-and-a-half minutes to midnight. And the countdown continues. Updated May 01, 2017 06:59am
Erdogan reigns

Erdogan reigns

Can Erdogan now become the leader who implements a reconciliatory strategy? Published Apr 18, 2017 01:42am
Haqqani and Abbottabad

Haqqani and Abbottabad

Our leaders are focusing on the person of Haqqani rather than the real tragedy of Abbottabad itself. Updated Mar 17, 2017 07:53am
Exit Obama

Exit Obama

Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Pakistan have all been disasters for Obama. Published Jan 21, 2017 07:00am
Quetta, Abbottabad, Pakistan

Quetta, Abbottabad, Pakistan

It appears the release of the Abbottabad Commission report has become victim of political games. Published Jan 02, 2017 07:04am
Old challenge, new approach

Old challenge, new approach

Pakistan cannot control and contain the longer-term consequences of hostile ties with India. Updated Dec 06, 2016 08:35pm
Farewell, El Comandante

Farewell, El Comandante

Fidel Castro has left an indelible impression on the imagination of the youth all over the world. Published Nov 29, 2016 02:15am
Secretary General Guterres

Secretary General Guterres

Guterres has demonstrated those rare qualities of heart and mind that he will need as he takes up his new challenge. Published Oct 17, 2016 07:03am
A Kashmir statement

A Kashmir statement

A bold policy statement by the PM might signal a departure from our pathetic leadership norms. Updated Sep 14, 2016 10:28am
Advocating Kashmir

Advocating Kashmir

Unfortunately, Pakistan has never cared to develop a longer-term policy or strategy towards Kashmir. Updated Sep 02, 2016 01:05pm
The Turkish coup

The Turkish coup

Turkey, unlike Pakistan, has a leader who can in a crisis summon the people, including his political opponents. Updated Jul 23, 2016 10:12am
‘Why do they hate us?’

‘Why do they hate us?’

The truth is Muslims do not hate America or its people. What they do hate are its policies. Published Jul 16, 2016 05:53am
The US elections

The US elections

As Donald Trump is more hot air than substance he may be the less menacing prospect. Updated Jun 14, 2016 09:48am