Archive for May, 2010

Tebdeeli Ka Lemha by Saeed Assi

1 May, 2010
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تبدیلی کا لمحہ سعید آسی ـ جنہوں نے اس دھرتی کو اپنی جاگیر سمجھ کر لوٹ مار کا سلسلہ جاری رکھا ہوا ہو، انہیں قاعدے قانون میں آنے کا کہا جائے گا تو انہیں تکلیف تو ہوگی اور جن کے آگے سے من و سلویٰ اٹھا کر قطار میں آنے اور اپنی باری کا انتظار […]

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London Sey Berhkeyen by Tayyaba Zia

1 May, 2010
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لندن سے بڑھکیں ۔۔۔؟ طیبہ ضیاء ـ وہ جنہیں لوگ الطاف بھائی کہتے ہیں اور وہ جو خان اور نیازی کہلاتے ہیں ۔۔۔ دونوں ایک جیسی باتیں کہتے ہیں۔ بھائی صاحب وڈیروں‘ سرمایہ داروں اور جاگیر داروں کا راج ختم کرنے کی بات کرتے ہیں اور عمران خان بھی یہی بات کرتے ہیں۔ بھائی صاحب […]

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Kia Ye Shaadi Kamyaab Ho Gi? by Dr Ajmal Niazi

1 May, 2010
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کیا یہ شادی کامیاب ہو گی؟ ڈاکٹر محمد اجمل نیازی ـ نامور ڈریس ڈیزائنر بی جی کے لئے میرے دل میں بڑی عزت پیدا ہوئی کہ اس نے ثانیہ مرزا کے ملبوسات تیار کرنے سے انکار کر دیا تھا۔ اس کے بقول ثانیہ نے میرے وطن کے لئے غیر ذمہ دارانہ رویہ اختیار کیا ہے۔ […]

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The great water debate by Irfan Husain

1 May, 2010
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Irfan Husain Saturday, 01 May, 2010 Flying over southern Pakistan in May and June, it feels your plane is crossing a large desert. A few weeks later, the monsoons transform this arid tract into lush farmland. In the spring, the Indus works its magic along the fabled valley, but for most of the year, much […]

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Finally, a thaw by Arif Nizami

1 May, 2010
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Saturday, May 01, 2010 Arif Nizami In the aftermath of the Washington nuclear summit earlier this month, hopes were raised that when the prime ministers of India and Pakistan meet on the sidelines of the 16th SAARC Summit in Bhutan some kind of a thaw will emerge, resulting in resumption of dialogue between the two […]

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May Day under the PPP by Farooq Sulehria

1 May, 2010
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Saturday, May 01, 2010 Farooq Sulehria Workers in Pakistan face great challenges as they greet May Day today, even as a party born of mass struggle is in power for the fourth time. May Day had been declared a public holiday by the first PPP government in 1972 when it introduced working-class reforms. The other […]

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No ‘good’ Taliban by Zafar Hilaly

1 May, 2010
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Saturday, May 01, 2010 Zafar Hilaly The regularity with which the military claims to be killing as many as 30-40 militants in a day may be gratifying, but the frequency with which the Taliban are bombing schools and police stations and killing friendly tribals, police, political workers and innocent civilians is alarming. As the military […]

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A grand political clean-up by Dr Muzaffar Iqbal

1 May, 2010
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Quantum note Saturday, May 01, 2010 Dr Muzaffar Iqbal The state of Pakistan now has a Constitution restored to its pristine state by the two highest political entities: the parliament and the Senate. But the national parliament does not represent the changed political realities of the country; it is the product of an election which […]

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Our spoils system by Babar Sattar

1 May, 2010
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Legal eye Saturday, May 01, 2010 Babar Sattar The writer is a lawyer based in Islamabad. The Supreme Court’s decision declaring the mass promotion of civil servants by the PPP government as illegal and invalid is welcome. The court has reiterated that while discretion for promoting senior bureaucrats lies with the prime minister, the rule […]

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What prevents it? by Roedad Khan

1 May, 2010
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Saturday, May 01, 2010 Roedad Khan The assassination of Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister of Pakistan, shocked and saddened the people of Pakistan and of the world. The chain of events beginning with BB’s decision to return to Pakistan to participate in the election campaign, the unsuccessful attempt to kill her in Karachi, and […]

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