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Yaseen Malik calls Pak Supreme Court

Malik calls on Pak’s SC on Ijaz’s ‘memogate’ statement Ijaz alleged Malik had met India’s intelligence chief on the insistence of the US Baba Umar Pakistan’s Supreme Court investigating the “memogate” scandal has an unusual request from Kashmir. In a significant development, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik has, through his … Continue reading

Editorial : Mehrangate Resurrected

Editorial : Mehrangate Resurrected Rasheed Hasan Khan     After remaining in a limbo for twelve years the Mehrangate Scandal has been resurrected. After an initial hearing, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has scheduled the next hearing for 8 March 2012 when the main witness, Gen. Asad Durrani (ex-D.G. ISI, who submitted an affidavit regarding … Continue reading

The Skin he lives in

Priyanka Gill is a freelance journalist and an avid art collector. She blogs atwww.estylista.com The skin he lives in Saving Face, a new documentary film has just become Pakistan’s first Oscar nomination. Priyanka Gill meets its unusual protagonist Dr Mohammed Jawad   Doctor Mohammed Jawad is surprisingly relaxed – considering he is the subject of … Continue reading

What Doctors know —

  What Doctors Know — and We Can Learn — About Dying   Physicians are more likely to sign advance directives and avoid rescue measures at the end of their lives By Shannon Brownlee | January 16, 2012 Brownlee’s latest book is Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer. Last month, … Continue reading

Can Pakistan Survive Without US Aid?

  Can Pakistan survive without US aid?   by Murtaza Haider on February 15th, 2012 Several policy-makers, politicians, and development professionals in the west believe that the economic survival of Pakistan rests on handouts from the United States. Often American legislators ridicule Pakistan for willingly accepting American dollars in charity, but not delivering on American … Continue reading

Intelligence on Intelligence

  Intelligence on intelligence   I.A Rehman | Opinion | From the Newspaper MUCH of the loss of resources and mental peace caused by cases such as the memo affair, the Adiala Eleven and involuntary disappearances could have been avoided if the working of intelligence agencies had been regulated under the law. Yet, there is … Continue reading

Millions Join Strikes Across India

Published on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 by Common Dreams   Millions Join Strikes Across India Demanding Reforms   Indians demanding improved rights for employees, trade unions and political activists   – Common Dreams staff Millions of people, including members of the nation’s eleven largest trade unions, took to the streets across India today in a … Continue reading

WikiLeaks Publishes 5Million ‘Shadow CIA’ e-mails

Published on Monday, February 27, 2012 by Common Dreams   WikiLeaks Publishes 5 Million ‘Shadow CIA’ E-Mails   “Admit nothing, deny everything, make counteraccusations”   – Common Dreams staff WikiLeaks announced tonight that it is publishing documents it is calling “The Global Intelligence Files” which includes over 5 million e-mails from the US-based “Global Intelligence” … Continue reading

Pentagon’s Afghan Basing Plans

Published on Monday, February 13, 2012 by TomDispatch.com   Prisons, Drones, and Black Ops in Afghanistan   The Pentagon’s Afghan Basing Plans for Prisons, Drones, and Black Ops   by Nick Turse In late December, the lot was just a big blank: a few burgundy metal shipping containers sitting in an expanse of crushed eggshell-colored … Continue reading

Lenin on Freedom

Lenin on Freedom by Roland Boer “But see how quickly the slave of yesterday is straightening his back, how the spark of liberty is gleaming even in his half-dimmed eyes” (Lenin 1905 [1963]: 541). Lenin and freedom — it is perhaps a jarring juxtaposition for many. Was not Lenin the harbinger of what is occasionally … Continue reading