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From the Editorial Desk – Not an emotional affair

We seem to love foreigners as much as we expect them to spurn and deceive us.

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From the Editorial Desk – Power and the press

What is the most basic duty of a journalist? Whose interests must a journalist watch out for?

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From the Editorial Desk – The case for peace

A good peace is a bargain, a better peace is an understanding and the best peace is an agreement.

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From the Editorial Desk – Nothing but the whole truth

We sow seeds of retribution in the land of conflict and hope for roses of peace and prosperity to grow; in our quixotic pursuit of enemies from alien lands, we tilt at windmills and expect to make things right by …

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From the Editorial Desk — Building upon the present

There must have been a moment, after the exhilaration ebbed and the headiness of triumph subsided, when Nawaz Sharif’s resounding success in the polls appeared to him to be a pyrrhic victory of sorts. After all, much like the Greek …

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From the Editorial Desk — Asking the right questions

How do individuals, communities and nations try to cope with adversity? History books throw up answers that are bewilderingly various: short and long, simple and complex, academic and practical, philosophical and psychological, ethical and political. There is, however, one thing …

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From the Editorial Desk – Saving institutions

The blunderbuss of a judiciary taking potshots at the executive and parliament — for supporters of the government this could be an apt description of how the Supreme Court of Pakistan has been behaving in recent months and years. Whether …

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From the Editorial Desk – The case for democracy

The so-called Bangladesh model is already here — with the difference that those who wield authority are not answerable to anyone. Or, perhaps, this is how such a model is supposed to work. Those who were in government in Bangladesh …

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