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Twitter rows

The government is tackling the issue of fake news head-on. This can only be a good thing; at least on paper. Requests have been sent to Twitter and other social media...

Afghanistan in CPEC

Pakistan and China have formally called on Afghanistan to join CPEC. This is a pragmatic move that will benefit the entire region. Not least because it represents the...

Using advertising for influence

Governments and organizations, world over, spend billions of dollars every year promoting their ‘products’ whether it be individuals, political parties, corporate...

Rightsizing privilege

“The thing that makes systemic oppression so difficult to discuss is that when you do, you have to acknowledge your role in it. Often this means having to admit that...

Empress Market

The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) is taking its role in ridding Empress Market in Saddar of all illegal encroachers extremely seriously. Sunday alone saw some...

Women and war

It has been one month since a video was first posted on social media — filmed live on Facebook — showing a member of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) shooting his sister...

Civil disobedience

The article last week elicited some interesting responses from readers regarding civil disobedience with people citing the examples of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr...

Let coexistence be the vision

“We needed a separate place to live according to Islam, that’s why we made Pakistan and Qadianis in their hearts do not believe in the completion of Prophet hood,...

Pneumonia and infant mortality

Today is the World Pneumonia Day. It is a matter of grave concern that pneumonia is one of the leading killers of children under five in Pakistan. In fact, reports say...

Brown ballet shoes

Pointe shoes in brown and bronze are being made in Britain for the first time. And London-based Ballet Black is behind the historical move. Set up in 2001 as an...