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Niccolò Machiavelli

Niccolò Machiavelli

It’s good to be bad! Introduction Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli, popularly known as Machiavelli, was a 16th-century Florentine philosopher. He is known primarily for his political ideas but his philosophical legacy remains enigmatic. His most famous book ‘The Prince’ is considered his magnum opus. Machiavelli stood out from his contemporaries because he believed that politics and morality should be …

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How can we improve Public Service Delivery?

How can we improve Public Service Delivery?

The government is meant to be elected by the people, and to serve them in return. Every government would claim adherence to this notion but when you talk to the common people, the picture you get is exactly the opposite. Most people don’t think that governments listen to, or care about, them or that the government will solve their problems. …

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Letters to the Editor (September 2018)

Letters to the Editor (September 2018)

May the Dreams Turn into Reality! It sounds so sweet when we hear about the creation of a Naya Pakistan; a country that will be far away from all the crises which had paralyzed the development and progress of Pakistan. The General Elections 2018 have kindled the hope of change in the heart and mind of every individual in the …

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SOCRATES; The Father of Western Philosophy

SOCRATES; The Father of Western Philosophy

Socrates, the most famous philosopher of all time, had one of the most subtle and complicated minds in the history of mankind. His thinking and teachings have survived as a beacon of light for almost 2,500 years. Plato, Aristotle, Nietzsche, and many other great thinkers through the ages couldn’t manage to give a definitive analysis on Socrates’ ideas. But here …

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Responding to the US threats

Responding to the US threats

In spite of all its machinations, the United States of America has failed to vanquish Pakistan. Now, nothing can happen. When lethal terrorist outfits like TTP, BLA, Al-Qaeda and others, who had their presence from Karachi to Peshawar and from Gwadar to Lahore, could not weaken Pakistan, what would they do now with only a few hundred survivors? When President …

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The 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction goes to Kamila Shamsie for Home Fire

Kamila Shamsie for Home Fire

Renowned British-Pakistani author Kamila Shamsie has won the 2018 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel Home Fire. It was the third time that Ms Shamsie had been nominated for the award, previously known as the Baileys Prize and Orange Prize. The other shortlisted titles included: (a) The Idiot by Elif Batuman; (ii) The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen …

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Letters to the Editor (August 2018)

Letters to the Editor (September 2018)

NO ELECTRICITY IN MAKRAN For the last many days, Makran Division has been facing the scourge of water shortage and scorching heat due to suspension of electricity from Iran. Earlier, the low voltage of electricity and extended load shedding had caused many people in this area to bear the brunt of electricity shortage. Many affluent people have installed solar panels, …

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Mushtaq Ahmad Yousufi 1923-2018

Mushtaq Ahmad Yousufi 1923-2018

His writings kindle the joy of reading “If ever we could give a name to the literary humour of our time, then the only name that comes to mind is that of Yusufi!” — Ibn-e-Insha A glorious era of Urdu literature came to an end on June 21 when Mushtaq Ahmad Yousufi, the most celebrated and acclaimed Urdu humourist and …

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Letters to the Editor (July 2018)

Letters to the Editor (September 2018)

Can US and China Coexist ? Yes, their peaceful coexistence, in the future, is quite possible. The current relations between the US and China are stronger than those between the US and the USSR in the past. The US is China’s biggest customer. Such economic interdependence assures their peaceful survival. America’s dependence on Chinese goods with the reasonable prices, and …

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Climate Change

Climate Change

Today’s most daunting challenge Today, the phenomenon of climate change has become one of the most critical global issues, and is soon going to be the biggest challenge faced by the humans. Some of the drivers of climate change include deforestation, infrastructural developments, transmission of increased CO2 emissions, burning of trash, growing number of vehicles and setting up of automobile …

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