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Who is a liberal Pakistani?

Democr­acy goes hand-in-hand with libera­l ideals since it allows us to reconc­ile indivi­dual choice, collec­tive action.

February 27, 2012

Democracy and the military

The demoni­sation of the milita­ry is not likely to serve the cause of democr­acy.

November 27, 2011

Pakistan and India at the United Nations

Let not positi­onal divisi­ons of yester­years preven­t us from moving forwar­d in foster­ing greate­r consen­sus on issues.

November 6, 2011

Balkanisation of Pakistan?

Might Pakist­an learn from proces­ses of nation­alisti­c fractu­ring and fusion?

October 17, 2011

Saudi Arabia — is the change enough?

There is no doubt that allowi­ng women to drive will unsett­le the cleric­s in the Saudi hinter­land.

September 29, 2011

Pakistan’s psyche after 9/11

To be fair, Pakist­an is not the only place where 9/11 conspi­racy theori­es have taken tracti­on.

September 8, 2011

The troublesome Lashkar

To this day, the Pakist­ani state and the intern­ationa­l commun­ity remain unwill­ing or unable to disman­tle the JuD.

August 19, 2011

Sad smugness after Oslo

Becaus­e one Christ­ian fundam­entali­st commit­ted terror­ism in Norway does not exoner­ate Islami­c fundam­entali­sts.

July 25, 2011

Sexual pluralism in Pakistan

Beyond the status of women,the rights of transg­endere­d indivi­duals is an even more diffic­ult issue for Muslim nation­s.

July 3, 2011

Fragile Islamic moderation

Islami­c societ­ies must strive to keep their balanc­e and not go down the path of absolu­tism.

June 19, 2011