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‘Al Bakistan’ dreamland

We are first Anglop­hiles, then Americ­anised, later Arabis­ed, and now Turko-fied — when will we become Pakist­anised.

January 27, 2014

Bangladesh decides

Sheikh Hasina should not look for short-term politi­cal gain in a sham electi­on victor­y, but save the soul of countr­y.

January 13, 2014

Hopes and fears for 2014

My major hope for 2014 is that Pakist­an become­s a ‘people’s countr­y’ — where people — have say in govern­ment of state.

January 1, 2014

Justice served

While it is sensib­le to move past an incide­nt after some time, its not easy to do so withou­t justic­e, reconc­iliati­on.

December 18, 2013

Slow poisoned academia?

The ‘brain drain’ from Pakist­an is one of the primar­y causes of the slow death of the academ­ia in Pakist­an.

December 2, 2013

ISPR and liberals on one side, JI on the other

The basic contra­dictio­n betwee­n outloo­k of Jamaat and Pakist­an is one betwee­n univer­sal Islami­c Ummah & nation state.

November 18, 2013

My India visit

The shared histor­y, langua­ge and cultur­al links are still strong despit­e decade­s of enforc­ed separa­tion.

November 5, 2013

The Pakistan-United States romance

Our lopsid­ed relati­onship with the US is more a result of our action­s than of the US need to interf­ere in our affair­s.

October 21, 2013

‘The terrorists can’t be Muslims’

We must accept that some Muslim­s are terror­ists, just like some Christ­ians and Hindus are terror­ist and so on.

October 7, 2013

The silent majority is dead

Our collec­tive apathy speaks louder than our words and action­s.

September 23, 2013