Faisal Zaman


Beasts, too, have rights! Who says there is no rule of law in Pakistan? Look at the way state authorities and state laws have jumped into action in the matter of Axact,

Yasmeen Aftab Ali

Freud and Fareed

Does the Austrian neurologist have what it takes to survive in Pakistan?     ‘If Freud was born in Pakistan he would be Fareed,’ quips ‘Pir’ Afzal Rizvi. Fareed or not, Freud

Arif Nizami

Not Axactly

Does not add up   Samuel Johnson, literary titan of the 18th century, once famously said: patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. I was reminded of the famous quote while

Humayun Gauhar

‘Good News’

We should learn that our God-given right is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and our duty is to grab them   One day our dear maid Zarri (without whom our

Moghees Uddin Khan

Parallel legacies

Militaries and democracies Mohammed Morsi, along with hundreds of his supporters, was sentenced to death last week by an Egyptian court for a jail break in 2011. This death sentence has sparked

Dr James J Zogby

USA and Israel

New York Times ignores dangerous consequences of pro-Israel amendment to TPA The New York Times’ coverage of Congressional antics related to the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation has ignored so many critical

Anita A Azeem

A more positive Pakistan

One of the keys for successful psychotherapy is self-acceptance and perhaps that’s what Pakistan needs the most right now My article last week on the plight of academics in Pakistan received quite

Khurshid Akhtar Khan

Politics of agitation

Benefits none     Political stability has eluded our nation ever since its inception some 68 years ago. The cultural complexities, diversities and regional deprivation have not allowed democracy to flourish. The

M J Akbar

Challenge, change and some hope

Seizing the opportunity   Dr Henry Kissinger, master of international relations and lifetime student of its practice, writes that the long-serving Foreign Minister of the Soviet Union, Andrei Kosygin, would spend an