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Mariana Baabar

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Articles by Mariana Baabar

Throttling A Free Voice

Throttling A Free Voice

May 15, 1999

After taming the judiciary and the president, Nawaz turns his eye on the independent media

'Sethi Will Be Given A Fair Trial'

'Sethi Will Be Given A Fair Trial'

May 15, 1999

Minister for interior affairs Shujjat Hussain spoke on Najam Sethi's controversial arrest. Excerpts:

In Isolation Ward

In Isolation Ward

Jun 19, 1999

Sharif faces severe domestic criticism over Islamabad's failure to muster support on Kargil

Waging Jehad On Borrowed Money

Waging Jehad On Borrowed Money

Jun 19, 1999

The begging bowl retires current debts and sustains Pak hawks

The Civilian-Military Divide

The Civilian-Military Divide

Jun 26, 1999

The ordinary Pakistani feels there won't be war, but not the army, says Mariana Baabar in Islamabad

The Larger Picture

The Larger Picture

Jul 03, 1999

The Pakistani plan is to get the whole Kashmir issue on the table

Pakistan's Dilemma

Pakistan's Dilemma

Jul 03, 1999

There is increasing opposition within Pakistan to the military exercises its army is engaged in. But prime minister Nawaz Sharif is caught in a cleft stick-on the one hand, domestic and international pressure is on him to withdraw. At the same time,

The Beginning Of The End For Sharif?

The Beginning Of The End For Sharif?

Jul 10, 1999

Caught between the Clinton deal and hawks at home, it seems a no-win situation for him

A Lesson Unlearnt

A Lesson Unlearnt

Jul 17, 1999

Pakistan refuses to accept its Kargil folly or admit its isolation in the diplomatic arena

The Defusion Bomb

The Defusion Bomb

Jul 24, 1999

De-escalation makes economic sense, but what could be the political cost on both sides?

Deepening Crisis

Deepening Crisis

Jul 24, 1999

The aftermath of the Lord's defeat claims Pakistan's cricket board

Standing By Her Man

Standing By Her Man

Aug 14, 1999

Benazir scotches talk of a separation from Zardari, citing eastern values

The Ice Melts, Finally

The Ice Melts, Finally

Sep 11, 1999

To assuage the querulous soldier, Musharraf slowly-and selectively-takes the wraps off Kargil

Precedent For Kashmir?

Precedent For Kashmir?

Sep 18, 1999

Pakistan sees a happy pattern in the UN referendum in East Timor

LoC As Border: The Secret Deal

LoC As Border: The Secret Deal

Sep 25, 1999

Niaz Naik's bomb: India and Pakistan were close to a Kashmir settlement, but Kargil got in the way

Awry Pecking Order

Awry Pecking Order

Oct 02, 1999

Khushwant's infamous kiss makes Pakis wash dirty linen

Chinks In The Armour?

Chinks In The Armour?

Jan 29, 2000

Musharraf’s position seems not so secure a 100 days after he took over as chief executive

The Coup Soup

The Coup Soup

Oct 16, 1999

A sacked general strikes back. Nobody is mourning in Pakistan, at least now.

Commando Tactics

Commando Tactics

Oct 16, 1999

Taking risks is second nature for this "soldier's soldier"

A Peace Meal Offer

A Peace Meal Offer

Oct 23, 1999

India responds warily to the friendly overtures of the new Pakistani regime

The Noose Tightens

The Noose Tightens

Oct 23, 1999

But Sharif's disappearance might turn against Musharraf

A Case Of Battle Fatigue

A Case Of Battle Fatigue

Oct 30, 1999

Celebrations over Sharif's ouster prove ephemeral as the general drags his feet over democracy

Neighbourly Wars

Neighbourly Wars

Nov 13, 1999

India wastes no time in isolating Pakistan. But making SAARC the next theatre of action might not be in India's interest.

General Acceptance

General Acceptance

Nov 13, 1999

Intellectuals condone the excesses of earlier military regimes to join the junta in a revival effort

The Countermoves

The Countermoves

Nov 20, 1999

The Pakistani army also prepares for winter, but their task is easier

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