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[10 Apr 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Karachi: City of Blights

Has anyone imagined a scenario where Karachi was a person? How much psychotherapy would it need?

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[3 Apr 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Editor’s Note: April 2012

Karachi has been turned into a graveyard of sorts while the people who preside over its destiny – the PPP, the MQM and the ANP – engage in a shameless turf war.

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[29 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Let’s Break Up: Is Pakistan Ready for New Provinces?

The case for and against the creation of new provinces takes centre stage as the 20th Constitutional Amendment Bill is introduced in parliament.

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[5 Nov 2011 | One Comment | ]
Editor’s Note: November 2011

Will the dark horse make it to the winning post?

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[5 Oct 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Karachi in the Dock

What judgment should one expect from the apex court on the suo moto hearings on Karachi’s volatile situation? Senator Iqbal Haider, a senior advocate of the Supreme Court and who was present at some of the suo moto hearings, gives his views on the subject.

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[30 Sep 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Looking Back at Mirza’s Game-Changing Press Conference

Newsline asked three analysts, Amir Zia, Ghazi Salahuddin, and I.A. Rehman to give their take on what they heard during Zulfiqar Mirza’s two-hour solo diatribe.

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[30 Sep 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Loose Cannon?

What are the consequences of Zulfiqar Mirza’s diatribe for the PPP, Sindh and the crises-ridden state of Pakistan?

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[30 Sep 2011 | Comments Off | ]
The Shape of Things to Come

Zulfiqar Mirza’s diatribe will be damaging to the PPP’s policy of reconciliation and to democracy itself.

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[30 Sep 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Whirlwind of Change?

The timing of Mirza’s flaming disclosures lends credence to the rumours that the doctor may prove to be a game-changer.

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[20 Sep 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Governing Pakistan’s Cities: Local Bodies or Commissionerate System?

In the wrangle to restore the commissionerate system in Pakistan and retain the local bodies system in Karachi, political parties are at odds with each other about the right solution.