Monthly Archives: May 2013

It isn’t over yet

By:Najma Sadeque Reign of mafia in Karachi’s society and economy There is an old and established bazaar (shops below, owners’ flats above) in Clifton, Karachi, close to the Defence Society – all in the now-famous NA-250 constituency – known as … Continue reading

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Free-for-all; not so fair

by Najma Sadeque May 14th, 2013 Self-praise is no recommendation. It applies as much to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) as to jaded politicians. Where earlier the much-respected Justice (retd) Fakhruddin G Ebrahim conceded failure on some scores, Mr … Continue reading

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Despite elections, fear remains

By Najma Sadeque Most women welcomed the elections. However, they remain against religious extremism and don’t agree with Taliban’s narrow interpretation of Islam… When women have their rights, mobility and visibility curtailed under the pretext of religious law, the task … Continue reading

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A lot of ‘cart-before-the-horse’ plans

By Najma Sadeque May 6, 2013 Political manifestos can be tedious and unconvincing, especially when hurriedly put together just because another political party has already published one. This makes manifestos end up reading patchy and disjointed. Genuine manifestos don’t appear … Continue reading

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