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Coping with Covid perils – Abbas Nasir

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COVID-19 has changed the world in no uncertain terms and, despite a voracious reading of all the scientific information that is in the public...

Who messed up Afghanistan? By Pervez Hoodbhoy

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IN his latest interview to PBS NewsHour, Prime Minister Khan correctly said the US “really messed it up in Afghanistan” and he also...

A future PM? – F.S. Aijazuddin

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WHY do we subject ourselves every four years to international humiliation, expose our disregard for competitive sports, and reveal an unconscionable neglect of...

Growth stories By Khurram Husain

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EVERY spurt of growth in the country’s history has been accompanied by a story saying the good times are here to stay. “Pakistan’s...

De-programming the robot – Abbas Nasir

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“HANG them! Destroy them! Humiliate them! We won’t stay home so they can grow! No more!” screamed a placard held in the hands of...

A changing society – Muhammad Amir Rana

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THE desire for change is not something bad in itself. But when it is used as a source of political manoeuvring, the mantra of...

Managing human agency – Faisal Bari

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TEACHERS in the public sector are paid a lot more than teachers in low- to medium-fee private schools in Pakistan. Most low- to...

A life cut short so cruelly – Abbas Nasir

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IT may be clichéd to say a picture is worth a thousand words but the photographs taken by Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui were poignant...

Growing vulnerabilities By Khurram Husain

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IT is hard to recall the last time a growth spurt in our history started facing critical challenges so fast. It was only a...

Strip the shroud – F.S. Aijazuddin

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STRIP the shroud off Afghanistan. You will not find the bodies of 14,500 Soviet soldiers who died during their government’s obsessive nine-year occupation (1979-1989)...