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Editorial

Editorial The disaster caused by the floods in Pakistan, is of Biblical proportions. According to a preliminary report prepared by the Federal Flood Commission, floods have affected an area of 130,000 kilometers, damaged one million houses, rendered 14 million people homeless and affected 4.4 million acres of cropped area. “About 2.6 million acres of cultivated … Continue reading

Anatomy of Al-Qaeda

The Imperial Anatomy of Al-Qaeda. The CIA’s Drug-Running Terrorists and the “Arc of Crisis” Part I by Andrew Gavin Marshall     As the 9th anniversary of 9/11 nears, and the war on terror continues to be waged and grows in ferocity and geography, it seems all the more imperative to return to the events … Continue reading

Forget the lessons of Iraq

Obama Wants Us To Forget the Lessons of Iraq by Andrew Bacevich The Iraq war? “Now, it is time to turn the page.” So advises the commander-in-chief at least. “[T]he bottom line is this,” President Obama remarked last Saturday, “the war is ending.” Alas, it’s not. Instead, the conflict is simply entering a new phase. … Continue reading

Democracy in Pakistan

DEMOCRACY IN PAKISTAN —PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS Dr.RASHEED HASAN KHAN The problem of a functioning democracy in Pakistan has been a feature of our national life since the birth of Pakistan.Unless the nation correctly analyzes the problem and takes practical measures to resolve it, we will move from coup to coup with interregnums of so called … Continue reading

Is this Aid ?

Pakistan’s Predicament: An Environmental and Humanitarian Crisis Coupled with a Staggering Foreign Debt by Damien Millet and Sophie Perchellet and Eric Toussaint Because of torrential rains lasting several days Pakistan is facing one of the worst predicaments in human and material terms for the last 80 years. The damage inflicted is stunning. About 22 million … Continue reading

Anatomy of Hatred

THE ANATOMY OF HATRED   Dr Rasheed Hasan Khan                                                             The question of the mosque near the site of the World Trade Centre appears to be the cause of great controversy and debate in America nowadays. The expatriate Muslims on one hand and the right wing political parties in the USA on the other are … Continue reading

Floods In Pakistan—T.Imam

FLOODS IN PAKISTAN: WAS IT UNPREDICTED? A young child wrapped in wet rags is lifted from a mosque’s rooftop in an army helicopter while her mother cries from below, expressing both anguish and relief. This picture taken by Reuters illustrates the turmoil created by the monsoon floods in Pakistan. The recent floods are the worst … Continue reading

LAND REFORMS

Land Reform Editorial– Friday, April 16, 2010 Speakers at a seminar have pointed out that Pakistan’s food crisis will not be resolved until ‘true’ land reforms are introduced and food security is provided to peasants. The truth of this assertion is supported by evidence from countries that have adopted a policy of equitable land distribution. … Continue reading