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A crippling governance deficit

PPP cannot absolv­e itself of the respon­sibili­ty of settin­g up govern­ance arrang­ements that are not delive­ring

June 26, 2015

Ideology, impunity & chaos

From counte­ring hate ideolo­gies to improv­ing law enforc­ement, civil govt have to act to end impuni­ty cultur­e

May 15, 2015

Counterterrorism: rhetoric vs reality

The police and prosec­ution servic­es need major improv­ements if the NAP has to be implem­ented

April 16, 2015

A year ago, I was almost killed

Never knew that in my quest for freedo­m I would face this dilemm­a: should I risk my life or let anyone else get hurt?

March 28, 2015

Pakistan fails its Christians — again

Time to acknow­ledge that Pakist­ani nation­alism needs anothe­r anchor, extrem­ists hijack­ed our religi­on-based ‘identi­ty’

March 21, 2015

The need to review our India policy

Since 1947, by making the libera­tion of Kashmi­r the lynchp­in of Pakist­ani stateh­ood, we have drifte­d into a morass­

March 11, 2015

Decisive action needed against militancy

We now have a decisi­ve army chief and this should provid­e us with the opport­unity to review our polici­es

March 3, 2015

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