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Kamran Rehmat



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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...

Unsung heroes go back to school in lonely Pakistan

But merely global indifference — American, in particular — does not, by itself, explain the lonely figure Islamabad now cuts...

Spanner in Pakistan's fight against extremism, terror

The fact is that the political forces are themselves to blame for having arrived at such a sorry pass. They did not unite on more than one occasion in the past to take the fight to the militants...

A remarriage that would have serious political ramifications

A possible give-away could be that the PTI chief was expected to fly out to England to meet his sons and take them into confidence — if reports are to be believed...

National Action Plan offers new ray of hope in Pakistan

Even the most hardened of Taliban backers amongst the religious parties and groups have been forced to eschew 'brotherhood' in the wake of the school-children's massacre...

Pakistan passing through a seminal moment in history

Operations have been conducted before as well, with ambiguity in targeting the enemy. Sharif however, vowed that there's going to be no distinction between the so-called “good” and “bad” Taliban...

Zardari-Bilawal tiff leaves PPP in an utter disarray

Zardari didn't give any timelines for when the Bhutto scion will resume political activities, but did say he himself would run the ship until then. This is a setback for the restless ranks...

CEC at last, but it's going to be a tightrope walk now

After leading massive shows of strength across the country, Khan is now planning to shut down the country as part of his protest campaign unless the Sharif government forms a judicial commission...

PTI and PML-N fight it out in a besieged capital today

That said, tactics being used by the PML-N still betray a fear of Khan's potential to rock the boat — against the run of play...

Finding a new CEC big headache for Sharif government

It has been 16 months since, but a consensus candidate is elusive with two deadlines set by the Supreme Court of Pakistan to fill the vacancy going unfulfilled....

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