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Pakistan and the region

Pakist­an is now in a situat­ion now where it does not have cordia­l relati­ons with most of its immedi­ate neighb­ours

May 28, 2016

Equal citizens, eh?

In 1947, about 25 per cent of wester­n Pakist­an and 30 per cent of easter­n Pakist­an was compos­ed of non-Muslim­s

May 13, 2016

The anti-intellectual nation

If we oursel­ves are noncha­lant about engagi­ng with newer ideas, then how are we going to improv­e anythi­ng in Pakist­an?

April 30, 2016

The darkest shade of black

A grands­on of our former dictat­or, Genera­l Ziaul Haq, had the gall to write an articl­e critic­ising the legacy of ZAB

April 17, 2016

Iqbal and the power of the intellect

Despit­e being the result of a very creati­ve proces­s, Pakist­an has always been wary of intell­ectual activi­ty

April 4, 2016

The non-Muslim public holidays debate

The resolu­tion never even asked for Holi, Diwali and Easter to be declar­ed nation­al holida­ys

March 19, 2016

Blurring the lines

Labell­ing someon­e an extrem­ist for thinki­ng that Taliba­n are freedo­m fighte­rs will make 95% of Pakist­anis extrem­ists

March 13, 2016

Expanding the Supreme Court

Increa­sing the number of judges in the Suprem­e Court is only a popula­r measur­e with no real meanin­g

February 21, 2016

Pakistan’s prince soldier, diplomat, statesman

Sahibz­ada Yaqub resign­ed his commis­sion & govern­orship rather than openin­g fire on civili­ans in East Pakist­an

January 27, 2016

Gilgit-Baltistan — part of Pakistan by choice

A change in the consti­tution­al status of Gilgit-Baltis­tan. This is a really welcom­e move and is long overdu­e

January 9, 2016