S Tariq

  • TThey emerged from the Civil Lines Police Station on their white heavy motorcycles spreading fear of law amongst traffic violators - from a ‘tonga’ driver to the high and mighty. They were the ‘Anglo – Indian’ traffic sergeants of Lahore, who had chosen to stay behind ...

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  • TIn my two decades of wielding the pen, I have come to understand what the wise men of old meant, when they said that ‘evil doers only needed to step across the ‘threshold of hesitancy once’ during their lifetime. It is indeed regrettable that nowhere in the world has this adage ...

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  • TA private jet with Saudi markings arrived at Chaklala Airport whisking away the Punjab Chief Minister amidst speculation and rumors, which multiplied, when the presence of the Turkish Foreign Minister was also reported in the Royal Kingdom. More fuel was added as the disqualified Prime Minister and ...

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  • TI have often written that vociferous hatred against state institutions responsible for security or attempts to undermine their capacity to effectively do their duty is synonymous with undermining security itself and such activity by any definition is nothing short of treason. Institutions mandated ...

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  • TThe ‘Land of the Pure’ is suffering – well and truly suffering, thanks to a coterie of looters and liars known to all and sundry as ruling politicians. Heading this gang of self-serving individuals is a dummy Prime Minister, who is unashamedly taking orders from a former Head of ...

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  • TWhen Internet burst upon the scene, who could imagine its global impact on knowledge sharing, telecommunications, commerce, education, entertainment and social peering. While this global network shrunk the world bringing the farthest bit of data (be it text, imagery or sound) within our reach, its ...

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  • TI studied for fourteen years in a school, where English was taught by grey haired ‘goras’, who had refused to return home in 1947, having dedicated their lives to education. It is however now - after five and a half decades of leaving my alma mater that I have been able to understand ...

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  • TPakistanis all over the world heaved a sigh of gratitude and relief, when an end to the siege of the Federal Capital was lifted following the botched up police operation, without any unpleasant incident, through credible efforts of the Pakistan Army. Yet there were some, who appeared frustrated, ...

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  • TIn one of the blackest moments of our history, the Bill presented by the Opposition to undo the recently and hastily passed law, enabling its sole beneficiary Nawaz Sharif to reassume leadership of his Party, was defeated by a vote of 167 to 98 in the National Assembly. Mr. Sharif was earlier ...

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