Monthly Archives: July 2014

BRIC by BRIC

BY: NAJMA SADEQUE | July 23, 2014  Can Pakistan squirm out of World Bank/IMF’s grip? Last week, after 70 years of financial subterfuge and economic exploitation which the South finally realized wasn’t going to change, a treaty was signed to create an alternative to … Continue reading

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Commercializing Ramadan

July 16, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE   Just several decades ago, restaurants, hotels and roadside eateries were banned from selling food during Ramadan until Iftar time. Prior to that, for decades, upper-crust hotels and restaurants were allowed to serve meals discreetly, … Continue reading

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Countries as real-estate deals

July 09, 2014, The NATION NAJMA SADEQUE Some years ago, someone enjoying the status of holy cow, had a vision, which can be anything one wants to make of it. In ancient times, only prophets and seers had visions towards … Continue reading

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Why the killing won’t stop

 June 04, 2014 Najma Sadeque As long as killers know they can get away with murder, they will commit it. That’s stating the obvious, but the obvious is often disregarded by officialdom. Reportage in the international media suggests that honour … Continue reading

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Agriculture, sans conscience

July 02, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE While politicians are at loggerheads to retain power, foreign opportunists happily mop up our resources depriving millions of their livelihoods. When the winners emerge – whichever political party or coalition it may be – one … Continue reading

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