Kamila Hyat

Walking away from peace by Kamila Hyat

22 July, 2010
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Thursday, July 22, 2010 Kamila Hyat The writer is a freelance columnist and former newspaper editor The men and women who draft headlines have been having a field day. Clever phrases have appeared in English, Urdu, Persian and no doubt other languages to describe the farcical talks between the foreign ministers of India and Pakistan […]

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A talent for deception by Kamila Hyat

8 July, 2010
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Thursday, July 08, 2010 Kamila Hyat The writer is a freelance columnist and former newspaper editor The blasts at Data Darbar have forced people to think. Many with ambiguous feelings about the militants are now clearer in their ideas about extremism and what it intends to achieve. The bombings were not only an attempt to […]

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The slow slide to anarchy by Kamila Hyat

1 July, 2010
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Thursday, July 01, 2010 Kamila Hyat The writer is a freelance columnist and former newspaper editor A few days ago, in the town of Okara, a mob which included several women burst into a police station, poured petrol over two policemen and set them ablaze. Intervention from other people at the station prevented death – […]

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There is blood on our hands by Kamila Hyat

3 June, 2010
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Thursday, June 03, 2010 Kamila Hyat The writer is a freelance columnist and former newspaper editor The different kinds of violence that run through our country have turned it into a zone where war, and the chaos it brings about, is a perpetual phenomenon. Most recently Ahmedis have been its victims, with 90 killed in […]

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We have learnt nothing from history by Kamila Hyat

1 April, 2010
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Thursday, April 01, 2010 Kamila Hyat The writer is a freelance columnist and former newspaper editor There is a reason for the dismal state of affairs we confront today as a nation. The militancy, the growth in unemployment, poverty, illiteracy, the clash among institutions and the power crisis are all the consequence of decades of […]

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