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Kamal Siddiqi



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Talking to Afghanistan

Afghans feel that Pakistanis make no effort to understand them or their country. This is quite true. For one, we call them Afghani instead of Afghan...

Maligned heroes and the issue of justice

Human rights and rule of law have always been dirty words in Pakistan. Anyone who raises a voice for them is considered to be working on a foreign agenda....

Conspiracy theories are afoot in plenty

It's all a conspiracy. Malala Yousafzai receiving the Nobel prize. There were more deserving candidates....

Crimes against women on rise

The incidents of rape in Lahore may have risen over the past couple of years. Some of these incidents were highlighted by the media, most have not been ...

There isn't enough anger

A most worrisome development in recent months has been the rise in violence against women in Balochistan. Last month, two men on a motorcycle sprayed acid using syringes on two teenage girls...

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...

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