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Making “HUNDI” Electronic

The corrupt send their ill-gotten gains abroad for purchase of assets and property outside Pakistan, no wonder the “hundi mafia” has great influence with the...

Center versus Periphery in Muslim Nations

I have been fascinated by the relationship between Muslim tribal societies living on the peripheries of modern states and central governments. The neglected subject is...

“Backstopping” Brexit

A British broadsheet has leaked the contents of a five-page letter penned by Theresa May that threatens her uneasy coalition with Northern Ireland’s Democratic...

The mysterious plane

The PTI government needs to categorically address recent reports of an Israeli aeroplane landing in Pakistan. For it will no longer suffice to dismiss this as fake new...

MAKING “HUNDI” ELECTRONIC

By IKRAM SEHGAL The corrupt send their ill-gotten gains abroad for purchase of assets and property outside Pakistan, no wonder the “hundi mafia” has great influence...

SMOG: farmers’ case

Climate Change is a fact; it is a phenomenon we are dealing with since more than the last decade but another issue which had not emerged as a priority in the last few...

Need to develop a world class higher education system

Pakistan has a large higher education system with over 190 recognized private and public sector universities. Unfortunately, no Pakistani university is among the top 600...

Trudeau’s apology

Canada’s Justin Trudeau acted honourably this week when apologised over his country having turned away more than 900 Jews fleeing the Third Reich. Speaking before...

Getting serious about Thar

The people of Thar continue to suffer. Indeed, some 486 children have died during this year alone; up from the 450 deaths witnessed in 2017. The PPP, of course, has been...

Mental health and politics

In the wake of Asia Bibi’s acquittal, we saw a nation-wide lockdown by religious extremists who publicly called for murder of supreme court judges, openly threatened...