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Schooling peace

Dr Nadeem Omar Tarar As part of my professional commitments, I have recently had the pleasure of documenting natural and cultural heritage in Dera Ismail Khan (DIK)...

Politics of military courts

Dr Ejaz Hussain Whenever I would read a text that suggested Pakistani politicians were incompetent, corrupt and short-sighted, I tended to disregard it considering such...

Bhutto, Pakistan and peace

Wajid Shamsul Hasan Relations between Pakistan and India have remained on a see-saw mould since their inception as independent states. There have been three wars and in...

Pakistan’s dysfunctional tax system — who will fix it?

Obed Pasha There is one way to ensure the country’s progress and viability — make the rich start paying taxes During Fiscal Year 2016, Pakistan celebrated a tax...

Rightwing populism and patriarchy in crisis

Ammar Rashid As one observes the political rise of right-wing populists across the world, it is hard not to notice a certain similarity in how they speak of women. Yodi...

My Utopia Died Three Years Ago

Raza Rumi The Parliament has extended the military courts for another two years. Cited as a desperate measure in extraordinary times, there has been a widespread...

Implications of Trump’s politics

Nyla Ali Khan The election of Donald Trump as the next US president has generated stimulating and vibrant debates across the country, particularly regarding the...

Walk the talk

Imtiaz Gul Something unprecedented happened in Pakistan this Holi. Cutting across religious barriers, its prime minister delivered a ground-breaking speech to its Hindu...

Electoral system — mother of all corruption

M. Ziauddin The Judicial Commission formed to probe the PTI’s rigging allegations while exonerating the PMLN of the ‘crime’ had, however, spotlighted a number of...

Let cricket remain cricket

Kaleem Dean During our school days, an interesting chapter called ‘Spreading of Islam in the sub-continent’ was included in Pakistan studies. While reading the...