Monthly Archives: September 2010

Arms lead the way to collapse

By Zubeida Mustafa Source: Dawn SO the ‘inevitable’ has come to pass. The government has announced that the defence budget will be increased by Rs109.8bn in the current fiscal year — from Rs442.2bn to Rs552bn. And from where will the … Continue reading

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Time to rethink India policy

By Zubeida Mustafa Source: Dawn THE floods have left a trail of misery the effects of which will be felt for a long time to come. What is surprising, however, is that the floods have not had an impact on … Continue reading

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Seizing the moment

By Zubeida Mustafa Source: Dawn HISTORY is replete with examples of societies having cleverly turned their adversity into a window of opportunity to achieve what they never would have in ‘normal’ times. Without a cataclysmic tragedy they often remain mired … Continue reading

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The making of a terrorist

By Zubeida Mustafa Source: Dawn ANOTHER terrorist plot, described as ‘home-grown’, has been unearthed in Canada, belying conventional theories about what breeds militancy. Last week the police arrested three men in Ottawa and London (Ontario) accused of “taking part in … Continue reading

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