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  • TOver the years, I have written at least ten ST articles on the power crisis, which has gripped Karachi and the nation for the last 12 years. In the articles, I have narrated how a group of concerned citizens had filed a Public Interest Litigation in the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 98 against PTC, ...

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  • TStraight Talk Once again, the sceptre of death and destruction loomed over the 'City of Lights' last week. But despite all the 'gloom and doom' in the city, the brave Sheema Kirmani, a strong advocate for women's rights and the founder and driving force of Tehrik-e-Niswan, gave a big NO message to ...

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  • TStraight Talk I had started my travel log with a Frank Sinatra song, 'Come Fly With Me', so I had thought it would be appropriate to end this travel log with another Sinatra song, 'Its So Nice To Come Home'. But before I had left for the US, I had written about 'Confusion Galore' in our ...

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  • TMy last week in San Diego was totally relaxed. Most of the time was spent with the children and eating at my favourite terrace restaurants on Del Mar, overlooking the ocean, sang and hollered with Zia and his friends at the Shout, a piano bar in the Gas Lamp Quarter, where two young pianist belted ...

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  • TOver four months have passed since the long awaited free, fair and peaceful elections took place in Pakistan and one had hoped that the country and its teeming millions were finally on the golden path to stability, peace and prosperity. But the political and economic scenario ...

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