Hamid Alvi

  • Writing in this column a few weeks back, this scribe tried to expose fabrications about the feasibility of Kalabagh Dam and the attempts made by blackmailers to cover up these lies. By quoting from the views and technical reports of national and international experts on dam construction, we had ...

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  • A few large dams built in the 20th century for the generation of cheap electricity and even cheaper supply of irrigation water became the subject of public debate as did the proposed Kalabagh Dam on the Indus River. The reasons were not far to seek. With the development of the Indus Basin Project, ...

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  • One could say without fear of contradiction that the word revolution has been indiscriminately used by political leaders and the leftist Marxists theorists in the twentieth century. The deviation from original concept as enunciated by the French and American revolutions have been many and ...

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  • Irrespective of the doubts one might have about the direction of historical forces in a particular segment of time and space, at some point one is likely to run into a situation claiming that history repeats itself. When President Barack Obama spoke from the cool of the White House, he sounded ...

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  • Hamid Waheed Balochistan area-wise is the biggest province of Pakistan, but having the smallest proportion of the population seem to be acquiring a focal position in the national and international media. The vast area does not only hold huge natural resources, but also has treasures of hidden ...

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  • The Pak-US strategic cooperation termed by President George Bush as an alliance to fight back terrorism has always remained in trouble. It reached the breaking point in the second week of May with various organs of the US government displaying bitter, almost hostile, reaction against Pakistan as ...

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  • The Chief Minister of Punjab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif, has predicted that if the socio-political conditions in our country did not take a positive turn Pakistan will be confronting a bloody revolution. In a recent interview, Shahbaz Sharif repeated his frightening prophecy six times. And every time he ...

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  • The reluctance of Pakistan's ruling elite to let parliamentary system of government work and grow according to the Westminister model is considered by political scientists as one of the dominant causes for the failure of democracy to sink roots in the Islamic republic and thereby help develop a ...

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  • The Indian accusation that the Bombay carnage was executed by elements from Pakistan who had intruded into that country via Indian ocean has both amused and shocked the Pakistanis for whom acts of terrorism are more or less part of the daily diet. The Pakistanis are shocked and aggrieved because ...

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  • Mr Barack Obama has been chosen by his nation to preside over world's most powerful office in order to bring about change, a change not imposed from without but campaigned by Obama himself. Interestingly the dimensions of the change were never defined either by Obama or his supporters. Asked once ...

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