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Kamal Siddiqi



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Trouble in the air

One would have expected prime minister Nawaz Sharif to have acted to improve the situation, not make it worse...

Private good, public bad

Whether it is Pakistan Steel, Railways, PIA or even the Civil Aviation Authority, one can only wish that they get their act together...

Corruption neck-deep in Pakistan

Possibly, the time has come to take a long and hard look at how government is run and take the bull by the horns...

Moving towards peace

That Pakistan is going through tough times we all know. What the government and people are doing about this, we are yet to find out. At this stage, it seems for most people that it's business as usual...

Some vital lessons unlearnt

There are some similarities between the attack on the PNS Mehran Base in May 2011 and the one on Karachi Airport earlier this month. For one, both attacks took place on a Sunday, when security is more...

Rise of the new pharaoh

Egypt has come full circle with the swearing-in of former army chief Abdel Fattah Al Sisi as president. Those who fought for a free Egypt have been silenced. ...

Killing at will is the order of the day

One wonders why so many policemen were at the disposal of the son of a middle-ranking police official. And why were they attacking the house of a private citizen without any justification...

Write and the wrong

In my experience, most mistakes made by journalists while reporting on a particular subject come from ignorance and not ill-intent. ...

Fix this if you can...

As you wait for your luggage, customs sipahis come and ask whether you have anything to clear and that they will do it for a fee. The sharks don't end there...

The conspiracy of silence

Why would someone want to target Baghwan? Jamshed Baghwan is a much loved and highly respected member of Peshawar's journalistic fraternity....

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