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Pakistan is beautiful — and it’s mine Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 January 2012 15:30
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By Shehrbano Taseer

 

2011 was a bleak year for Pakistan — even by its own harrowing standards. My father, Governor SalmaanTaseer, was assassinated by his own fanatical security guard in January for his stand on Pakistan’s cruel blasphemy laws, and minorities minister Shahbaz Bhatti, the only Christian in the federal cabinet, was gunned down in March allegedly by the Punjabi Taliban for holding a similar view.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 15:50
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Win or lose, Scottish independence referendum heralds a revolution in UK politics Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 January 2012 15:20
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By Ed Jacobs

 

As the debate over the future make-up of the United Kingdom rumbles on, with Alex Salmond using an interview on the BBC’s “Sunday Politics Scotland” programme to call for a meeting between him and the prime minister, one former Labour cabinet minister has called for the debate to include a re-examination of the prospects for regional devolution in England.

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The quiet war in Saudi Arabia Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 January 2012 15:15
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By Joshua Jacobs

 

There are good reasons not only for the media, but for western governments to begin taking an active interest in the ongoing street conflict in Eastern Province.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 January 2012 15:45
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Judiciary always supports army rule, rues Asma Print E-mail
Friday, 13 January 2012 22:51
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By Agency

 

Former president of the Supreme Court Bar Association Asma Jahangir condemned the judiciary on Wednesday, saying it has always approved military rules in the past. She said if judges wanted a hand in politics, they should contest elections. Talking to reporters at the Lahore High Court, she said that Parliament, not judiciary, was the supreme body in the country.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 January 2012 22:56
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Inequality must be ended to prevent another financial crisis Print E-mail
Friday, 13 January 2012 22:46
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By Stewart Lansley

 

In power, one of Labour’s most significant moves was to drop the party’s traditional commitment to a more equal society. In the election manifesto, Tony Blair wrote that he had ‘no time for the politics of envy’. He wanted a society that encouraged as he put it, ‘levelling up’ rather than ‘levelling down’. Stephen Byers, trade secretary from December 1998, said that wealth creation was now more important than wealth distribution.

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