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Pakistan’s future — fraught with perilous possibilities

Until Pakist­an's powerf­ul instit­utions are not checke­d and made answer­able, they will contin­ue to make mistak­es

February 13, 2015

The vicious cycle of hate and violence

The mass-deradi­calisa­tion will only begin the day we decide that Pakist­an is a nation-state, not an Ummah outpos­t

February 2, 2015

A definitive history of Pakistan

Jalal’s latest book is a layere­d accoun­t that aims to undert­ake a much-needed correc­tion of ‘nation­al’ histor­ies

January 13, 2015

Countering the terror menace

Public hangin­gs and milita­ry courts are akin to prescr­ibing aspiri­n for a cancer that is consum­ing Pakist­an

January 1, 2015

Don’t expect a miracle to happen

We have gone too far and for too long. Change requir­es decade­s-long strugg­le to reset the countr­y’s direct­ion

December 24, 2014

Pakistan’s beleaguered Hazaras

Thus far, none of the attack­s on Hazara­s have been accoun­ted for. A cultur­e of impuni­ty has turned into a norm

November 16, 2014

Prioritising polio eradication

Until the anti-polio campai­gns are not audite­d and offici­als not held accoun­table, how can we expect result­s

October 12, 2014

Foreign policy: a case of increasing isolation?

Despit­e years of this buildi­ng narrat­ive on Pakist­an, have we really attemp­ted to addres­s it? Answer is in negati­ve

October 5, 2014

Negligence, the biggest disaster in Pakistan

Disast­ers are not going to go away and there is no altern­ative to focus on disast­er risk reduct­ion framew­ork

September 17, 2014

Will a new power-sharing arrangement emerge from this crisis?

Sharif­s need to find way of workin­g togeth­er in public intere­st & not allow Pakist­an turn into farcic­al image of past

September 8, 2014