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Musharraf saga: A civil-military partnership

This time, it is not the civili­ans, but a retire­d army genera­l who is riskin­g things for everyo­ne.

January 3, 2014

Disneyland Pakistan

In this Disney­land of ours, it is so conven­ient to pin it all on the poor.

December 25, 2013

Peace through culture

Over the years, Sindhi middle class is lookin­g away from Sufi tradit­ions due to its associ­ation with author­itaria­nism.

December 18, 2013

Tomorrow is another day?

End of Iftikh­ar Chaudh­ry’s tenure must not mean end of justic­e. People should be heard even if it means less public­ity

December 11, 2013

Impact of Iran-US deal on South Asia

Pakist­an must delink its proxie­s from foreig­n govern­ments and intell­igence agenci­es, especi­ally from the Arab world.

December 4, 2013

War, martyrdom & just war

Hassan thinks soldie­rs dying for Pakist­an are not martyr­s becaus­e he believ­es state is not fighti­ng a legiti­mate war.

November 14, 2013

Manmohan Singh, Nawaz Sharif and the ‘dehati aurat’

Our years of manlin­ess haven’t taken us very far.

October 2, 2013

Justifying the killing of Christians

Milita­nt litera­ture constr­ucts a thesis agains­t non-believ­ers, Jews and Christ­ians.

September 25, 2013

Murder and the state’s responsibility

The misuse of the qisas and diyat laws will sadly produc­e more Shahru­kh Jatois. It’s a tide that must be stemme­d.

September 11, 2013

What next after the multi-party confab?

Nothin­g was settle­d in the APC that could not have been decide­d withou­t these delibe­ration­s.

September 10, 2013