What’s Going Right in Pakistan

Posted on June 10, 2011
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Adil Najam There is much – way too much – that is going terribly wrong in Pakistan. But not all is lost. Not just yet. One must never deny that which is going wrong. Indeed, to accept and acknowledge it is itself the first step towards finding ways to reverse the wrong. But nor should [...]

Pakistan’s Population Bomb

Posted on June 5, 2011
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Faris Islam Amongst the tide of dismal economic data released ahead of the budget presentation are building the currents of the next crisis that could inundate Pakistan. While media attention remains fixated – rightly so – on shorter-term problems such as the ever-growing threat of militancy, the cresting polarization of society, a recurring power crisis [...]

Tamashbeen There were two performances in the Pakistan parliament today. The presentation of the 2011-2012 budget by Finance Minister Hafeez Sheikh and the protest tamasha by the parliamentary opposition. Personally, I was disappointed in both performances. But much more in the later than the first. But maybe I am being a ‘harsh grader.’ So I [...]

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