Author Archives: Rabia Ahmed


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High morale

Emergancy measures show what should be done routinely High morale among the people of a country leads to hope and confidence and provides citizens with an incentive to work towards the future.


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The latest pandemic

There have been previous pandemics The world is not new to pandemics. 165 to 180 AD it witnessed the Antonine Plague, probably smallpox. It killed about 5 million people. The Bubonic Plague


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The Aurat march In Perspective

Today is International Women’s Day A well-known male playwright’s despicable invective against a female activist on a television show has a horrifying number of supporters. You wonder which of his words make


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Kudos to Indians

No Madina ki riasat this. Not by a long chalk Thousands of brave Indian citizens have condemned the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in India at their own peril, seeing that Indian authorities


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The failure of institutions

Institutions are the basis of the rule of law One of the most convincing theories regarding why nations prosper or fail places the credit (or blame) squarely on the institutions belonging to


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Pakistan in wonderland

How can you ban social media? Affairs in Pakistan are losing coherence and taking on an increasing resemblance to scenes from Alice in Wonderland where the (Mad) Hatter makes frequent appearances. When


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Of microbes and mullahs

The coronavirus challenge beliefs as well as bodies Salma, a cook in one of the cities of Pakistan spent one morning cutting up strawberries and apples for jam. Her employer showed her


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The implausability of war

We need to think about spending priorities  Yuval Noah Harari, speaking at the World Economic Forum at Davos this year, said: “The very meaning of the word “peace” has changed.” ““Peace,” he


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Extravagant gestures

The PM’s travel raised questions of influence Attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, have in many cases not used commercial airlines or travelled by train to the event. Several


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Of rampaging government ministers

Faisal Vawda’s boot and Fawad Chaudhry’s slap What exactly was PEMRA trying to achieve or say by banning Kashif Abbasi and his television show rather than PTI Federal Minister for Water Resources


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While you were looking the other way

Politics is a dirty game …Suddenly, all news about Donald Trump’s impeachment is almost gone, even though this impeachment, a charge of misconduct against the President of the United States is only


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On the verge of a new year

There is a lot wrong, and no one seems to know how to fix it According to research in the USA, the political system– as in democracy– has failed in that country.


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Was that a judge speaking?

Genneral Musharraf was guilty of taking over, but dragging his corpse to a public spot was going too far Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah addressed the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan on the 11th


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A new low, even for the PBC

The PIC attack was indefensible Lawyers in Lahore have gone on yet another rampage on 11 November. As a result of the inevitable outcry on the media, their spokesperson has protested that

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