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Why they killed Arif Shahid

Arif Shahid’s son, has been threat­ened with dire conseq­uences if he attemp­ts to place the blame on any agency.

May 30, 2013

Banning a textbook — the Punjab government panics

The new Urdu reader repres­ented an attemp­t to remove blinke­rs forced on studen­ts by Genera­l Zia's educat­ion fantas­ia.

April 5, 2013

On choosing Popes and Caliphs

Had a proced­ure for choosi­ng succes­sor to Prophe­t Muhamm­ad (pbuh) been prescr­ibed, histor­y would have been differ­ent.

March 22, 2013

Killing without passion, war without valour

The declar­ation of war agains­t India was a young boy’s dream come true.

March 8, 2013

Women on motorbikes — what’s the problem?

Puttin­g limits on the woman’s freedo­m to travel was invent­ed by men to preser­ve their power.

February 22, 2013

Shahbag Square — why we Pakistanis don’t know and don’t care

Having seen only grotes­que carica­tures of histor­y, it is imposs­ible for Pakist­an's youth to unders­tand 1971.

February 15, 2013

Why Sir Syed loses and Allama Iqbal wins in Pakistan

Iqbal said what people wanted to hear — and his genius lay in crafti­ng it with beauti­fully chosen words.

February 9, 2013

Culture, Corruption and the Hereafter

Corrup­tion is a sympto­m of some social diseas­e, but there are very many differ­ent kinds of such diseas­es.

February 2, 2013

Why Maulana Qadri and Cricketer Khan can’t save Pakistan

Pakist­an's restle­ss young are out on the street­s demand­ing change, but they must not become pawns of fake messia­hs.

January 18, 2013

Negotiate with the TTP?

The notion in army circle­s that Pakist­an’s civil war is transi­ent, is delusi­onal — this war will be long and...

January 11, 2013