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Chris Cork

A bit of a bump on the head

A few years back I visited Vietnam with my brother for a long weekend break. Never been before. First impressions all good…airport clean and organised well set up for tourists and we left to get the taxi to our modestly priced hotel and…

The Great Elephant Hunt

Sources differ as to the origin of the phrase with one having it as 1935 and another 1959 but ‘the elephant in the room’ has been around for a long while. Pakistan has so many elephants in the room it probably qualifies for a conservation…

Trains, planes and frustration

Having travelled much of the length of the country in the last ten days using the national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) I can deliver a first-hand report on the quality of its services - and they are first-class rubbish.

A shameful mystery

Somebody somewhere knows who abducted and killed SP Tahir Khan Dawar. It may even be that somebody in the government or one of its many arms knows but if they do they are not saying.

Getting a grip

There is an emerging sense that the government of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) is beginning to make the transition from being in opposition to being the power in the land.