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Kamran Rehmat



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Nawaz Sharif's tightrope walk on Yemen imbroglio

Pakistan has to be cognizant of its ties with Iran with whom it shares a border. In its own interest, not only can Islamabad not compromise its geography with Tehran...

'Ambush' of returning PTI sets the tongues wagging

The ferocity of the parliamentary 'stunt' — lends as it does to TRPs— is however, not the actual reason for the debate. Pundits are vexed over why it was enacted and what it portends...

PML-N and PTI 'come of age' but what's the deal?

The understanding on the need for a judicial inquiry reflects well on arguably, the two most important political forces in the country. The agreement hopefully, heralds a culture of accommodation...

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...

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