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Modi’s objective

Moeed Yousaf We are back to fun and games on the Pakistan-India front. Prime Minister Modi has stirred the pot by talking about Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and in a first,...

Distance education in Pakistan

Madiha Akhtar “The world is a click away” is the phrase that aptly defines the concept of a globalised world, in which countries and people are interconnected by...

Democracy!

Syed Mansoor Considering the week that was with a major death anniversary, a national birthday and other such stuff, I have this persistent and irrepressible need to...

Children at risk

Muhammad shahid The popular TV drama, Udaari, and mind-boggling incidents of kidnappings of children are reflections of the fact how innocent children who otherwise...

NAP: the new scapegoat

Durdana Najam After the Quetta carnage came the usual clamour that the National Action Plan (NAP) has failed to deliver. The civil and military heads got together to...

Where is the local government? (I)

Gulmina Bilal Ahmad It is so unfortunate for us Pakistanis that even after spending so much on local body elections in all four provinces and the capital, the local...

Combating criminal misuse of IT

Malik Ashraf In view of the burgeoning cybercrimes and national consensus on saving society from their awful effects, government has promulgated a law, Prevention Of...

69 years of feeling inferior

Maria Sartaj They can stock up on all the masalas (spices) from desi (local) grocery stores, yearn for mangoes of the langda variety, watch back-to-back episodes of Mann...

Accountability: the need of the hour

Ahsan Alvi A few days ago, during a discussion with my relatively apolitical friends, I realised the insensitivity and the obliviousness that is prevalent in the...

Eradicating polio

Shaikh Abdul Rasheed The crippling polio virus is no longer an endemic in all countries of the world except in two — Pakistan and Afghanistan — where 13 and six...