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To protect Pakistanis, reframe security policy

Raza Rumi Pakistan’s treatment of its minorities is unenviable to say the least. It is ironic that a country created to protect the Muslim minority of undivided India...

American rediscovery of Afghanistan

Dr Imran Iqbal Browsing through autobiographies of prominent American statesmen and the National Archives, it seems that history has not been a strong suit of American...

Zardari’s hold over the PPP

M Ziauddin The already insignificant presence of the PPP in the Punjab and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa seems to be shrinking fast to obliteration. This is happening despite the...

Dr Sania Nishtar — a public health role model

Mashaal Gauhar With her outstanding contribution in the field of public health, Dr Sania Nishtar’s pioneering work through her public health NGO, Heartfile, has drawn...

Time to rethink regional cooperation

Prof D Suba Chandran Is it the right time to talk about a South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) 2.0? Isn’t Donald Trump’s election as United States...

Regional Languages

Nadia Kifayat About 6,000 different languages are spoken around the world. The Foundation for Endangered Languages estimates that between 500 and 1,000 of those...

The “royal” snub

D Asghar Blame it on Bollywood or the local soaps that make us excel in high emotions. I am at a loss, when it comes to this overwhelming disappointment being drummed up...

A balance sheet for May 28

Pervez Hoodbhoy On this very day, exactly 18 years ago, riotous celebration erupted after Pakistan tested its nuclear weapons. Just 17 days earlier, India had...

Ritualistic budgets and fruitless debates

Dr Ikramul Haq Budget 2017-18, based on market-driven economic model and lacking redistributive fiscal policies, is bound to widen already terrifying rich-poor divide in...

Muslim in the West

Nida Kifayat Muslims constitute about one fourth of the global population scattered across the globe and a considerable number is living in Western countries. The kind...