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Wages of appeasement

We have a long and painful history of State’s patronage of corrupt practices, tax evasion, money power, and protection of forces of obscurantism that have been...

Chinese coffers

Imran Khan has secured a Chinese goody bag. Although both Islamabad and Beijing played it coy before the cameras, emerging reports detail the inking of a $6...

Catalonians on trial

Spain’s Supreme Court is gearing up to put the former Catalan leadership on trial; which was ousted following the Centre’s annulment of last year’s independence...

Making space for the third gender

Across the world the birth of a child is considered a blessing. In Pakistan this blessing is halved if the child is a girl. And it is completely diminished if the child...

Sami-ul-Haq assassinated

Details of Maulana Sami-ul-Haq’s assassination are still sketchy. His son has confirmed that he was stabbed while alone at home. At the time of writing, no group or...

‘Is Iran Here?’

An Israeli clothing advertisement has come under fire. So much so, that it has now been taken down and another put in its place. The original video features just one...

Marginalising the marginalised

It was back in October 2017, when some of the well known universities in Punjab had issued certain directives for female students regarding their attire dresses, conduct...

The Eurasian concept

Continents being defined as “main continuous expanses of land” makes one wonder why Europe and Asia, though very much a continuous land mass have been perceived...

Dichotomy

Education and social issues; contrast combination: For a long time, people — in Pakistan — saw the contribution of education in addressing and resolving social...

Merkel on the out

The news that this will be Angela Merkel’s last term as Chancellor has sent shockwaves through Germany as well as the EU; albeit for different reasons. As the Grande...