Jalal’s latest book is a layered account that aims to undertake a much-needed correction of ‘national’ histories
Public hangings and military courts are akin to prescribing aspirin for a cancer that is consuming Pakistan
We have gone too far and for too long. Change requires decades-long struggle to reset the country’s direction
Thus far, none of the attacks on Hazaras have been accounted for. A culture of impunity has turned into a norm
Until the anti-polio campaigns are not audited and officials not held accountable, how can we expect results
Despite years of this building narrative on Pakistan, have we really attempted to address it? Answer is in negative
Disasters are not going to go away and there is no alternative to focus on disaster risk reduction framework
Sharifs need to find way of working together in public interest & not allow Pakistan turn into farcical image of past
Free media only operates in a democracy. In other ‘revolutionary’ models of governance, media freedoms is a casualty.
The inability to learn from our history — or the writing on the wall — drifts us further to the abyss.