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Loss of Self-Sufficiency and Jammu and Kashmir

PUNCHLINE Self-Sufficiency And Problems Thereof By Z.G. Muhammad Economics has never been my cup of tea. I have no claim to have read and understood John Maynard Keynes, the man who through the sheer brilliance revolutionised the concept of economics. Moreover, through his ‘Keynesian economics,’ he established a sort of yardstick that subsequently defined all economists that came after him.   I have no claim to have read, comprehended and assimilated Marxian economics. Notwithstanding, decades back having seen one of my friends translating Karl Marx’s seminal work Das Kapital into my mother tongue Koshur, despite finding the ideas quite convincing, I never endeavoured to make a serious study of ‘Das Kapital’ or ‘Dialectical Materialism’. Equally, I am yet to assimilate ‘Islamic Economics’ as encapsulated by Sayyid Abul A’la Mawdudi in his scholarly work ‘First Principles of Islamic Economics’ edited by one of world-renowned … Read entire article »

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Suicide Attack: War Is No Option Dialogue Is Way Forward

Suicide Attack: War Is No Option Dialogue Is Way Forward

PUNCHLINE Let Us Talk Peace  Z. G. Muhammad   There is war talk all around. The war cries that have been an intrinsic feature of some television studios for about the past five years have become shriller during the past couple of days. Calling for a full-fledged war including the use of nuclear weapons is expected of some television anchors, hatemongers and shouting brigades know for screaming, screeching and yelling from the safe harbours of television … Read entire article »

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LOOKING BEYOND THE STREET NARRATIVES

LOOKING  BEYOND THE STREET NARRATIVES

    PUNCHLINE Looking   Beyond The ‘Shop-Front Narratives’ By Z.G. Muhammad   Let me begin my today’s column, with one of my favourite quotes of Mahmoud Darwish; “He who writes his story, Inherits the land of that Story.” The reason for this couplet buried somewhere in the subconscious resonating in my mind has been an ongoing debate on the social media the Facebook for a past couple days on some posts by historian Dr Abdul Ahad, author of ‘Kashmir … Read entire article »

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Kashmir: No Procrastination Take the Bull By The Horns

Kashmir: No Procrastination Take the Bull By The Horns

    PUNCHLINE Honor The International Concerns By Z.G. Muhammad There is rarely a good word about the United Nations in Jammu and Kashmir. Talk to any citizen; a toiling labourer in the street, an activist of civil resistance, an academic on the campus, a caged leader,  or an armchair administrator, there is a stock complaint against the organization that it has failed to live up to its charter- that unequivocally talks of principle of equal rights and self-determination. Even … Read entire article »

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The New Power Game And Kashmir Resolution

The New Power Game And Kashmir Resolution

  Kashmir in New Power Game By Z.G. Muhammad     Once again India-Pakistan relations are getting enmeshed in the emergent ‘neo-cold war between Washington and Moscow. Since Donald John Trump took over as President of the United States, it has become more than obvious. The two countries are apparently yet to learn lesson from the past- that it was they joining the cold war politics, which immensely contributed to the non-resolution of the disputes between and perpetuation in … Read entire article »

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Kashmir: Once Again On Floor of the Security Council

Kashmir: Once Again On Floor of the Security Council

Kashmir: Security Council Rise To Occasion Z. G. Muhammad  For the past seventy years the war of words, on the floor of the United Nation’s Security Council on the Kashmir Dispute, has been a routine with India and Pakistan. It, in fact, began, on 30 December 1947, when New Delhi sent a cable to the Security Council, through its representative at UN. The cable, making a complaint under Article 35 of UN charter … Read entire article »

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Kashmir: Imran Khan’s Litmus Test

Kashmir: Imran Khan’s Litmus Test

PUNCHLINE Kashmir: Imran Khan’s Litmus Test By Z.G. Muhammad   On Saturday, August 18, 2018, four days after the Independence Day of the country there was a change of guard in Pakistan. This was not a simply passing baton from one political party to another. It was a paradigm shift inasmuch as it brought to end rotating leadership between the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and the Pakistan People’s Party after decades. In fact, transferred power from the fiefdom of the … Read entire article »

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