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Why not an egalitarian Pakistan?

Dr Ikramul Haqi Even after 70 years of independence, unending, fruitless debates about the raison d’être of Pakistan’s creation are exasperating. The arguments to...

End this culture of impunity

Raza Rumi Pakistani journalists and activists continue to face intimidation and violence. Worse, they have to deal with a culture of impunity that impedes justice and...

Subjugation and ‘slave syndrome’

Dr Ikramul Haq Subjugation, whether physical or mental, has devastating effects. The subjugated become neither dead nor alive. It can be characterised as ‘slave...

Pak-US ties — bravado is no substitute for diplomacy

Raza Rumi Pakistan’s relationship with the United States has hit a new low. Judging by the mistrust and anger on both sides, it will take considerable effort to repair...

Muslims in Trump’s America

Akbar Ahmed It is a difficult time to be a Muslim in America. All polls and figures indicate the continuing rise in Islamophobic assaults and abuse; 2017 was the worst...

Punjab versus Punjab

M Ziauddin What is happening in Pakistan today is seemingly a war of attrition between the PMLN drawing almost its entire political strength from Punjab and an...

Distributive justice and development

Jahanzeb Awan Like many other developing countries, the problem of inadequacy of welfare measures and core social services in Pakistan frequently baffles policymakers....

Pakistan as a deep state?

Moonis Ahmar When the Director General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) who is also the spokesman of the military took a position against the handling of Dawn...

Collective default

Iftikhar Ahmad A persistent policy in Pakistan is the ineffective implementation of plans and policies. We need to mend our ways at all levels or polity and politics by...

Balochistan Roundup 2017

Adnan Aamir Calendar year 2017 is almost over and it was not a good year for Balochistan just like most of the years in last one and half decades. Starting from...