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A misplaced visit

Shamshad Ahmad It is as much unfair to the new civilian democratically-elected government in Pakistan as it should be embarrassing for China. General Musharraf is paying a six-day visit to China at a time when his own status in the country is highly controversial and …

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Why Bhutto Continues to Rule from his Grave

Wajid Shamsul Hasan Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was executed in the dark of the night and rushed for burial to Garhi Khuda Bux in a C-130 as much secretly as professional thieves shroud their prize catch while transporting it to safety. The killers headed …

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Our coalition’s responsibilities

The process of reconciliation between the political parties began with the signing of the Charter of Democracy at London and gained momentum with the holding of the All Parties Conference in July 2007. It ultimately resulted into the formation of the All Parties Democratic Movement …

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Redrawn map makes Pakistan uneasy

A redrawn map of South Asia has been making the rounds among Pakistani elites. It shows their country truncated, reduced to an elongated sliver of land with the big bulk of India to the east, and an enlarged Afghanistan to the west. That the map …

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Obama’s Kashmir initiative

Obama’s Kashmir initiative BY IFTIKHAR MASHWANI Obama’s  appointment of former President Bill Clinton as his special emissaryto help resolve the Kashmir dispute has, as expected. gone down the veins of Indian political edifice as a shockwave.

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Student movement revisited

By S. Haroon Ahm  Saleem Asmi PRIME Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani’s welcome move to revive student unions takes us back to the first all-Pakistan students’ body, the Democratic Students Federation.

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