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Polls Not Possible Amid Confrontation

Polls Not Possible Amid Confrontation

By Siddiq Baluch As general elections are coming closer, confrontation and polarization among the institutions and the political parties is rising with every passing day. The level and heat of confrontation creates doubts that the free, fair and transparent elections will ever be held in near future. The PML-N and TI is using the demand [...]

Seeking Freedom: The Press in Pakistan

Seeking Freedom: The Press in Pakistan

By Kiran Nazish  Presentations were staged at Aiwan-i-Sadr, on the occasion of Press Freedom Day, raising questions, about the status of our freedom. According to CPJ Pakistan has been the most dangerous place for journalists in the world, for two consecutive years. This year the UNSECO published a report saying Pakistan is the second most dangerous place. [...]

Planning Modern Cities in Balochistan

Planning Modern Cities in Balochistan

By Siddiq Baluch The Department of Planning and Development is sarcastically known as the Department of ‘Cut and Paste’ preparing questionable feasibility studies of projects on paper for official consumption only. For this department, computer vendors sitting outside Quetta Press Club are making money for helping the needy, mostly officials of the Provincial Government, in [...]

Seraiki Province is Inevitable

Seraiki Province is Inevitable

By Siddiq Baluch                                         The Pakistan People’s Party Government at the Centre made a shrewd timely move to outwit its traditional political opponent N-League by launching a campaign to establish the Seraiki Province by curving out [...]

OBL’s Death Has Saddened Pakistan’s “Right” Media

OBL’s Death Has Saddened Pakistan’s “Right” Media

By Malik Siraj Akbar With the killing of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in what appears to be a covert American operation in the garrison town of Abbottabad, Pakistanis are  in a state of deja vu. While the international community is caught in a state of disbelief that the world’s most wanted terrorist was hiding [...]

Complete the Gwadar Port First

Complete the Gwadar Port First

By Siddiq Baluch Mian Shahbaz Sharif, the Punjab Chief Minister, was the first politician from Punjab who exposed the real designs of military dictator General ® Pervez Musharraf on the issue of Gwadar. He had rightly said that the General deliberately left the Gwadar Deep Water Port Project incomplete and by designs to keep Pakistan [...]