Author Archives: Hassaan Ghazali


Hassaan Ghazali

Eat dirt

The real environmental hazard We’ve all heard of schemes for environmental improvement in urban areas of Pakistan but the Punjab has always taken the lead. Perhaps all this environmental consciousness is borne


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Unnaturally yours

Normally maligned for their inefficiency, corruption and lack of accountability, I’ve finally come to the conclusion that government officials are stars in their own right. Of course you know what stars are


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All that glisters

This week’s column may feel like you’ve slowed down the gobbledygook disclaimers appearing at the end of ads for financial products but I think I’ve finally figured out where all the womenfolk


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Occupy this

People in Pakistan love to hate Uncle Sam. The Land of the Pure may have a troubled relationship with the Land of the Free, but we both forget our respective government policies


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Living dangerously

In case you missed the muted response normally drawn at such occasions, the United Nations World Habitat Day was observed earlier this week. Celebrated on the first Monday of October, the purpose


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Dengue-nabbit

Missed out on the agony of a dengue affliction? Chances are if you are indeed one of those fortunate souls who have been spared the fever, it can still cost you dearly.


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Heads up

Today being the Autumnal Equinox is officially the last day of summer. But before you go polishing off the Pimms, have a care for the unlucky saps about to be hit by


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The alarming Aedes

Friends, dengue victims and all you English speaking members of the Aedes species who happen to be hovering around this fine publication, lend me your ears. If the recent spate of dengue


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Aurora Borderalis

One would imagine that our National Defence Day that passed by this week would perhaps bring fresh hope for security and stability amidst all the brutality, warmongering and malcontent in Pakistan. While


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Pakistan Calling

Bosses within the telecommunication sector of Pakistan deserve all the laurels that have been heaped on them this past week. But they haven’t done it alone. Of all the experiments our government


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Irritating invasions

Nuisance, theft, shameless profiteering, and repeated violations of the constitution of Pakistan may read like the rap sheet for our wayward government but not this week. We may also have an invasion


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Murdoch, she wrote

There’s something satisfying in knowing that Mazher Mahmood has had a comeuppance of sorts. The reporter and undercover journalist who posed as an ‘agent provocateur’ to expose the match-fixing during Pakistan’s tour


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Toto recall

The warlocks at the Punjab Civil Secretariat share a lot in common with the Wizard of Oz. In the cult classic, Toto the dog pulls back the curtain to reveal that the


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Dirty business

Lahore’s landfill woes may have generated some concern amongst citizens, but the government had some seriously trashy news (how typical) appearing the same day as my last column “Wasted Management”. So we


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Wasted management

Back in law school, one had the opportunity to study the landmark British case of the Cambridge Water Company against Eastern Counties Leather. In that case, the court recognised the hazards of

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