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Gender gap Index

The Global Gender Gap Index 2018 is in. And IT PAINTS A PRETTY grim picture. For Pakistan ranks 148 out of 149 nations when it comes to gender parity. Only...

Mission accomplished?

Donald Trump is a man of tradition as well as his word. For this week the American president announced that all 2,000 US troops in Syria would be pulled out of the...

Increasing remittances

A recent report by the World Bank (WB) had India recording a 22.5% increase in home remittances to US$ 80 billion in 2018, retaining its position as the world’s top...

Censoring Manto

About two days ago the Federal Censor Board of Pakistan did not allow the release of Nandita Das’s film ‘Manto’ in Pakistan on the grounds that it ‘has...

Resolution on self-determination

The UN General Assembly this week unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution reaffirming the right of all peoples to self-determination. That it also urges...

Taliban as sophisticated negotiators?

The latest round of US talks with the Taliban is being hailed as a breakthrough in terms of a possible blueprint to move the stalled peace process forward. In reality,...

Human rights education for a vision

As per world report 2018 by Human Rights Watch, women, religious minorities,children and transgender faced violent attack,and discrimination throughout the year.A recent...

The two December 16ths

On December 16, 1971 Dhaka fell and we lost an all-important limb. The country has never been the same again. Not physically.Not spiritually. Not psychologically. A...

Time to choose

In the days since the US placed Pakistan on a list of countries that violate the tenets of religious freedom — some worrying developments have taken place here in this...

Putin’s Arab embrace

Vladimir Putin is, seemingly, the hidden hand behind Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s official visit to war-torn Syria this week. Thereby underscoring once more how...