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The Pashteen phenomenon

Shehar Bano The frail looking 26-year-old is huddled in a chair surrounded by sturdy, tough looking Pakhtuns. Head bowed under the eponymous Pashteen cap, arms folded...

Stretching it a notch thinner

Raoof Hasan At the crossroads of history, there are times when one has to take a position — a position which may not be quintessentially correct, but which may be the...

Students who fall through the cracks

Aisha Sarwari You are only as strong as your weakest link. This common adage is now the cornerstone of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s education ethos. It has designed an equity...

The jirga, Track-II, and Af-Pak peace

Farooq Yousaf Pakistani Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, visited Afghanistan on April 6 for a day-long visit at a time when the bilateral relations between both...

No genie in the bottle

Mawish Moulvi The city of lights once again roars with cheer. Seats are lined by a sea of faces with placards squeezed in between. Shrieks of ‘yes’ and ‘no’...

Hazara killings and flawed security policies

Ailia Zehra In yet another targeted attack on the Shia-Hazara community of Quetta last Sunday, a man lost his life while another received injuries when gunmen opened...

Pakistan’s education crisis

Joanna Reid Sheeba and her friends arrive at the National Museum in Karachi the day after her birthday, to see some exhibits they didn’t have time to see the day...

Pak Moving ahead in Rehabilitation Sciences

Naveed Babur Pakistan is world’s 6th most populous country with an estimated over 182 million people in 2011.5 According to 2012 statistics; national disability rate...

Ominous clouds

Talimand Khan Once again the tolling of bells resonates the past in a more sweeping but bizarrely sophisticated manner. Since the inception of this state, the people’s...

The nudge, the push

Raoof Hasan The photograph of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) nudging Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the de-jure prime minister, to stand up during the Pakistan Day Parade in...