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Husain Haqqani, former diplomat, who has written the book India vs Pakistan: Why Can’t We Just Be Friends?

 

Does religion form the core of the Pakistani identity and is it reconcilable with democracy and its institutional forms? From Pakistan’s army, a range of responses

 

DEATH of a well-known Urdu fiction writer kicking up a debate about her legacy and her role during Gen Zia’s period. Cricket. Killing of popular policemen. Again cricket. Spring festivals. Valentine’s Day restrictions. News about an impending crackdown once again leading to an exercise in dividing the province of Punjab into real and imagined geographical zones.

 

A REPORT by PwC has everyone talking due to a claim reportedly made in it that Pakistan will be the world’s 16th largest economy by the year 2050.

 

What do criminals do with their money? Once profits have been made from illegal arms sales, smuggling, drug trafficking or prostitution rings, where does that money go? Invariably the proceeds of crime are laundered — a complex process undertaken to conceal the original source of funds.

 

LIKE so many past terrorist attacks, there was forewarning of the latest suicide bombing that struck Lahore on Monday. Yet the carnage could not be prevented.

 

THE Pakistan government is projecting the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project as a panacea to all its problems, one which will result in unprecedented nationwide prosperity. 

 
TO get a better idea of how anaemic the economic conversation in the country is, try taking a look at the sort of questions that our MNAs raise about economic matters in the National Assembly. Here are some examples.  
 

OSTENSIBLY designed to promote the settlement of disputes without resorting to formal litigation in the current social climate, the Alternate Dispute Resolution Bill adopted by the National Assembly last Friday could put justice at a greater discount.

 

Until recently, the world was accustomed to negative news from Pakistan, ranging from rising debt to terrorism attacks and from political instability to border tensions.

 


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