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Kamran Rehmat



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Civil-military imbalance rears its head again

An elected government finally charging a former army chief for violating the constitution is as confident an advertisement for a changing civil-military equation as there can be...

Sharif aides are out to ruffle the khaki feathers

Last year ahead of the general elections, Musharraf ignored all advice, including that from erstwhile comrades in military, to return home under mistaken impression that Pakistan was waiting for him...

Musharraf's indictment is a milestone for rule of law

The indictment of a former military ruler — the first time in Pakistan's history that an army chief has been charged with abuse of power and treason at that — is an important milestone....

Why granting MFN is far more complex than seen

Contrary to the popular notion, it is unlikely to be entirely down to the military's oft cited “historical resistance” to opening up trade with India. ...

Khushwant Singh's Pakistani connection

No-one can deny that few, if ever, made an impact like him with a vocabulary that even school going kids could relate to. In a manner of speaking, he made simplicity the cornerstone of how a life...

The enigma that is the interior minister

Nisar has both appeared to align himself with the Taleban as a potential partner for peace, and warned them of a severe reprisal...

Is media priming up for a blowback if talks fail?

A few stories have appeared in the foreign press about how at least one mainstream English newspaper in Pakistan has been forced to exercise in-house censorship in response to threats by Taleban...

Understanding the first National Security Policy

Pakistan, these days, is embroiled in an intense, if interesting, debate surrounding the next move of the government after the so-called peace talks with the Taleban are rapidly fading into oblivion....

Which way will the trial of Pervez Musharraf go?

The special court that has been tasked to hear a high treason case against retired General Parvez Musharraf Friday dismissed the defence's plea against its jurisdiction...

Prime minister's political cameo stuns Pakistan

The line between politics and sport — cricket, in particular, which enjoys the status of a near second religion in Pakistan — has long been blurred. ...

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