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Kamran Rehmat



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The Sharifs, PM and General all converge for policy reset

Pakistani power corollary suggests, a man who comes to head the world's seventh largest standing army is more likely to develop a mind of his own, if it has not been discovered already...

Are hands that rocked the MQM's cradle its own?

MQM's cause has not been helped by Altaf Hussain, its self-exiled leader, who has been virtually running the party on telephone from London since fleeing arrest in 1992...

Zardari outfoxes Nawaz Sharif with a 'larger' heart

Zardari, the co-chairperson of the PPP and former president, on the other hand, played such a deft hand that all his opponents were left shaking their heads in disbelief...

Senate poll in Pakistan reinforces the cynicism

For well over a fortnight, Pakistanis watched with some disdain how members/wannabe members of the 'august' house were allegedly bought and sold...

PM faces ire as 'political sport' mars the fortunes

Political intrusion in sport in these countries is a stark reality; in some, it dominates the sport per se; in others, it is just standard fare...

Ex-confidante spills the beans on Zardari 'misrule'

Even though the PPP lost the general elections in 2013, Mirza's wife was again elected a member of parliament, but that doesn't seem to bother the husband too much now...

Cornered MQM scurries back into PPP's embrace

As always, it is the timing of the fracas that provides the dénouement. Recent reports suggest the security establishment has decided to divest Karachi...

The more things change, the more they are same

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman has slowed down considerably — he does keep himself in the frame but is far from the fire-and-brimstone halo seen two months ago...

Is Sharif's PML-N anti or pro-establishment?

Then, midway between Sharif's exile and his redacted but dogged PML-N, Sharif did something that was in stark contrast to the history of various factions of Muslim League...

Of petrol trawling and the genesis of a crisis foretold

All this has obviously raised serious questions about governance, but few answers have been forthcoming and even those have ranged from the flimsy to the ridiculous...

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