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NAB asks PIA to highlight evils of corruption with songs, messages during flights

In a bizarre twist in Pakistan's struggle against endemic corruption, the national flag-carrier — Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) — has …

CPEC: lessons from history

HOW does one get a grip on the proposed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and its associated investments without any hard information except …

Changing ties

THE Indo-US strategic partnership has been a source of constant tension in Pak-US ties in recent years. The US has pursued ‘de-hyphenation’ ie …

Terrorism: The biggest challenge

The terrorist attack in Quetta that killed more than 70 people and a number injured, was a heart wrenching incident. The attack on lawyers who have …

An alternate route for CPEC

CHINA’S remarkable economic development has transformed the lives of billions of people at home and around the world. Its outreach includes the …

OBOR and CPEC

ANALYSING everything in its correct perspective is a great gift; the loss of perspective is akin to losing one’s way in a forest. Keeping perspective …

Two independence days

August 14-15 were celebrated by Pakistan and India as respective independence days— tenor of celebrations was as if both are rejoicing independence …

Pakistan’s paranoid politics

MORE and more Pakistanis have come to believe that they live in a hostile and conspiratorial world with shadowy enemies all around bent on the …

Sleeping on the job

THE riot of recriminations in the wake of the Aug 8 Quetta carnage shows how we lack maturity and fortitude as a nation. Both the military high …

Political geography

POLITICAL geography examines how the nature of politics in specific geographies is influenced by local socio-economic factors. Applying this lens to …

Common confusions

THE Quetta attack, and subsequent statements and analyses, have once again revealed that issues of national security remain mired in confusion. This …

An unequal education

JAVED and Hamid were neighbours and grew up together. They were the same age; their fathers — one an engineer, the other an administrative assistant …