Absent From the House


PARLIAMENT in Pakistan posted some noticeable improvements during 2015 including greater transparency in members’ attendance records. National Assembly committees also undertook a detailed preview of the federal budget for the first time in the country’s history. Despite these and other improvements, one major weakness continued to overshadow the performance of both houses of parliament; for that matter even of the ...

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Divorce with Reham Khan could Damage Imran Khan’s Political Career


The marriage had brought a very prominent change in the attitude of the PTI chief. Reham motivated him to focus on Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa, the only province that voted his party into office. Political system in Pakistan is passing through transitional stages, but with the passage of time the main political strata have determined their nuclei. Punjab has been made a ...

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The Rise of Russia: Dr. Mubarak Ali


It is thrilling and inspiring to read about societies which transformed from the old system to a new one. Generally, the process of change is initiated by students, workers and intellectuals concerned with the backwardness of society that they live in. One example of this change is Russia, which was under the grip of old medieval conservative traditions and customs, ...

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Identity Crisis and the Responsibilities of the Present Pakistani Historians: Professor Dr. Sayed Wiqar Ali Shah

Dr Wiqal Ali Shah

[Following is the keynote address by Professor Dr. Sayed Wiqar Ali Shah. The address was delivered by the professor last month in Khairpur University, Sindh, on 25th November, which ultimately led to his removal from the post of the director of the National Institute of Historical and Culture Research (NIHCR), Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Professor Dr. Sayed Wiqar Ali Shah is ...

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