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A rotten system – Raoof Hasan

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If I had any faith left in the system, it has been effectively busted by the stink generated during the Senate election. If...

The dream of ending poverty – Rafia Zakaria

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ONE short decade ago, I happened to read an article about Westerners arriving in China to adopt abandoned baby girls. Written by a...

Library? Yes or no – Zubeida Mustafa

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AT the Pakistan Learning Festival, the session on ‘Incredible Libraries’ attracted many bibliophiles. It is a paradox that in this age of ‘un-education’...

Reviving a moral universe – Rafia Zakaria

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IN or around the year 1210 a poet was born in the Persian city of Shiraz. Not unlike now, those years were a...

Ordinary killings… – Rafia Zakaria

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A COUPLE of weeks ago a man named Shakil — a resident of Sheikhupura had an argument with his family members. When his mother...

Signs of the Times By Zarrar Khuhro

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WHEN medical workers in Myanmar marched out to protest against the coup they raised their hands in a salute with three fingers outstretched;...

Politics of expediency By Maleeha Lodhi

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PAKISTAN’S politics looks increasingly like the rerun of an old movie in which the actors remain the same and so does the plot which...

No shame – Raoof Hasan

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With old liars who have been acting all their lives, there are moments when they enter so completely into their part that they...

Sound of books – Zubeida Mustafa

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“MUQABILA, aur woh bhi shaan-o-shaukat ka”(competition — that too of ostentation). “Zehniyat is tarah nahin badalti jab tak mahaul nahin badalta”(the mindset does...

The price of ‘youth’ – Rafia Zakaria

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IT is not exactly a new trend, but it is newly widespread. Over the past decade the world had seen women’s faces chiselled...