Manzar Bashir

  • TTrump’s New Year tweet condemning role of Pakistan in the fight against militancy has brought to fore the already present and well known fissure between Pakistan (Establishment) and the United States. The civilian government has never been more than a keen observer. Let’s push the ...

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  • TOnly yesterday Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa advised Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to “deal peacefully” with the trouble creators of Faizabad protests. This tumour of Faizabad has spread beyond Rawalpindi and even the string pullers would not have anticipated such ...

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  • TAnother episode of the 'minus Nawaz season two' has been completed. The season one with PTI’s dharna a few years ago did not bring joy to the establishment. The second episode has brought some laurels for them. They have succeeded albeit for the moment. As I pen this article, the honourable ...

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  • TThe trouble with being over confident is that you see a leaf fall and you think you know which way the wind is blowing. The dust over the NA-120 election is slowly settling. The battle is over, the war far from. The stakes are getting higher. There can be only one survivor. Let’s look at the ...

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  • T'Lucky' mother Whose son is in heaven As a result of blast number seven Claimed by a Muslim Which makes it grim   The patriot thus spoke; "O thankless mother, Take some solace He is in a much better place Wasn't this always your dream? On the TV his dead body be seen Our country needs such ...

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  • TWhat is worse than a card being played? A card that doesn’t know it’s being played. To make better sense of this statement replace the word card with ‘pawn’. This sums up the difference between the current situation of Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri. Qadri at least knows he ...

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  • TPakistanis face a lot of confusing dilemmas. Our best friend is China which is not a Muslim country and on the other hand we have love-hate relationships with a lot of our ‘Brother Muslim Countries’. This is a great puzzle for us as we have been brought up with an understanding that we ...

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  • THow can talent and tragedy be possibly connected? I was not sure if I could write on this topic but nevertheless I persevered. The topic seems tricky one but then what’s the fun in simple discussions? An essay should always be able to touch areas considered difficult to write or ...

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  • TFrom the offset let me be clear that in this article, by ‘slow learners’ I do not mean the challenged or disabled learners but those who have abilities just like a normal child yet take relatively more time to pick new concepts or prepare for exams; probably at a speed and depth lesser ...

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