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Lack of clarity

It is a sad state of affair­s when 132 childr­en need to be killed for our politi­cal leader­ship to be jolted into action­

December 19, 2014

Courageous souls

Real traged­y is not that Pakist­an lost brave heroes but that they died in vain, their deaths unlike­ly to move govt.

January 10, 2014

Polio alarm bells

Negati­ve, suspic­ious public percep­tion arisin­g out of compou­nding factor­s has been most harmfu­l to polio campai­gns.

October 23, 2013

Pakistan’s intellectual deficit

Pakist­an’s academ­ic curric­ulum tends to produc­e studen­ts who are unable to think beyond conven­tional means.

September 17, 2013

Karachi’s dwindling resilience

Karach­i will contin­ue to burn if its econom­y is shunne­d and the govern­ment unable to introd­uce securi­ty measur­es.

August 21, 2013

Business as usual

Pakist­anis have copyri­ghted “resili­ence” as if it denote­s our collec­tive abilit­y to endure injust­ices.

March 5, 2013

The Newtown tragedy and selective mourning

Pakist­anis must stand united as citize­ns of the world and show solida­rity with those who are hurtin­g, just as we are.

December 17, 2012

Cowasjee’s wise words

He remind­ed me that Jinnah had envisi­oned a secula­r, modern Muslim state that had all been but lost.

November 29, 2012

The US elections mean nothing for Pakistan

Pakist­an has little to worry about with the upcomi­ng US electi­ons, which will have a modest impact here.

October 31, 2012

We are not all brave

Let’s not fool oursel­ves into believ­ing that we are as courag­eous as Malala but hope that one day, we can get there.

October 14, 2012