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Revolution or status quo?

Revolution or status quo?

Tahirul Qadri

Of all the terms in political science, borrowed from the West and in common usage within Pakistani society and media, ‘revolution’ is the most misused and misrepresented. There is an almost romantic aura attached to its usage in the media

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Journal observations

Journal observations

A (fictional) excerpt from the diary of journalist Hamid Mir.

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Journal observations

Journal observations

A (fictional) excerpt from the diary of the new chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, Siraj ul Haq.

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Nationalist interests

Nationalist interests

Two events in late 1990s significantly influenced the thinking of Pakistani military vis-à-vis the process of liberalizing laws, which allowed private news channels to flourish in Pakistan. The first event was undoubtedly the Kargil military conflict with India. The second …

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Oh Karachi, my Karachi!

Oh Karachi, my Karachi!

Tips for writing on the city.

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Journal observations

Journal observations

A (fictional) excerpt from the diary of special assistant to the Prime minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui.

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Journal observations

Journal observations

A (fictional) excerpt from the diary of the State minister for Water and Power, Abid Sher Ali

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Journal observations

Journal observations

A (fictional) excerpt from the diary of the Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar.

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Journal observations

Journal observations

A (fictional) excerpt from the diary of the Mullah Fazlullah, the new chief of Tehreek Taliban Pakistan

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Journal observations

Journal observations

Almost a month remaining in the retirement of General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and the prime minister has still not decided on the name of the next COAS [Chief of Army Staff]. We advised him to follow a wait-and-see policy, pending …

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