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Afghans deserve peace – Abdul Sattar

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The barbaric attack on a girls' school in Kabul has shocked millions of conscientious people across the world. The brutal onslaught of the militants...

Is the backchannel delivering? – Mosharraf Zaidi

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Few things would be as transformational for the long-term wellbeing of the Pakistani people as the resolution of the Kashmir dispute and a meaningful...

The lure of mega projects – Abdul Sattar

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Ruling elites of the world, especially those of the Global South, are in awe of large and mega infrastructure projects, pumping billions or...

Higher education reforms – Dr Atta-Ur-Rahman

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The single most important factor that determines the quality of both undergraduate and postgraduate education is the quality of faculty. At present, only about...

Constitution and the SNC- Dr Naazir Mahmood

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A lot has been written about the proposed Single National Curriculum (SNC) and how it is detrimental to the 18th Constitutional Amendment which has...

Change and revolutions (Part – IV) – Dr Naazir Mahmood

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Part - IV Perhaps the best method of introducing change in society is through legal means: by introducing new progressive legislations and enforcing them in...

France vs Pakistan’s elite vs the TLP – Mosharraf Zaidi

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Organizations like Charlie Hebdo, institutions like laicite and politicians like Emmanuel Macron can pretend all they like, but their attitude and approach to Islam...

Change and revolutions (Part – III) – Dr Naazir...

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If history is any guide, change can be either backward-looking or forward-looking – both reflecting a dissatisfaction with the present. Interestingly, backward-looking changes inculcate...

Wishful initiatives By Senator Lt-Gen Abdul Qayyum

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The political dimensions of the dispute between India and Pakistan have long been centre-stage. This is not a conflict frozen in time. It is...

Change and revolutions (Part – II) – Dr Naazir Mahmood

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By nature, people expect things to remain the way they have always been. They defend custom because they think that it is linked to...