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Women’s access to public space

Access to public space in our cities continues to be an uphill task for marginalised social segments. The problem is pervasive, and there is no city which can claim to...

FO’s approach to Afghan process

In a weekly media briefing, the Foreign Office spokesperson said on Thursday that there was no role for India in the Afghan peace process. This was in contrast to the...

The valley in political limbo

With elections in mainland India as well as Jammu and Kashmir round the corner, it is important to reiterate that the conscription of a legitimate political space,...

Shades of grey

“There’s no black and no white, just shades of grey…” goes the quote, and nowhere is it more applicable than the mystifying battlefield of Pakistani politics....

SC verdict on school fee

While the government should enforce the Supreme Court’s order in the case of private schools’ fee, it must not lose sight of the bigger picture. As has been rightly...

Policing women on campuses

Love is the way of life for human beings. And they love to acquire ways to express it on their own. People can’t be forcibly stopped from adopting lifestyles they...

Ending the ‘endless wars’?

The world fears the worst every time a US president utters the phrase “mission accomplished.” From Afghanistan to Syria to Libya and Yemen, the American enterprise...

Secure data anyone?

Few years ago, while attending a business analytics workshop, I came across a question that how Whatsapp remained an ad-free app? If they don’t give ads, how are they...

PIA: another takeoff

The national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), has been flying low, in murky skies plagued with huge losses, dense policies, corruption, over-staffing...

A mixed legacy

There are around 40,000 cases pending hearings only in the Supreme Court as the 25th Chief Justice of Pakistan leaves office on Thursday (today). The number runs into...