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Let’s stop promoting corruption in Pakistan’s universities

The curren­t assess­ment and incent­ive scheme has bred a rat race for fake public­ations and superv­ision of junk theses.

January 4, 2013

The water car fraud

Agha Waqar Ahmad’s ‘water kit’, if one believ­es scienc­e to be right, simply cannot work.

August 2, 2012

How to spot the crackpot — pseudoscience in Pakistan

Bogus scienc­e is rising everyw­here. A reason for that scienc­e behind everyd­ay stuff is now more involv­ed than before.

May 27, 2012

Lal Masjid: rewarding an insurrection

Once again, Pakist­an is showin­g its helple­ssness in the face of those who carry guns and bombs.

May 21, 2012

A half win for science

Why won’t Pakist­anis donate their eyes, kidney­s, hearts, and livers after death?

May 13, 2012

Let us become — proudly — bayghairat

A curse upon honour! It brings to a nation nought but milita­risati­on, conque­st, confli­ct, and the pain of war.

May 6, 2012

Free laptops is not the answer. What is?

A digita­l utopia cannot be constr­ucted on a shaky educat­ional base such as ours.

April 29, 2012

Americans and Saudis: hands off Pakistan’s pipeline please!

It is time for US to get real & know that countr­ies will pursue their goals rather than those prefer­red by Washin­gton.

April 22, 2012

When Manmohan Singh comes to Islamabad

There are many issues but here are the top five on which progre­ss is both necess­ary and, more import­antly, possib­le.

April 15, 2012

Why Karachi burns again and again

Those who breed like flies die like flies.

April 8, 2012