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The austerity drive

A bane or boon for economic progression? In an aberration to the associated U-turns, for now, the PTI led government apparently seems more than committed in staying true to at least one


Aminah Mohsin

Identity lost

How can Islam regain its honour? Making President Donald J. Trump “look as bad as possible”, the official death toll from hurricanes that wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico last year has caused


Rabia Ahmed

Alternative solutions

Spending on restricting population growth is worthwhile Polluted waterways are a major environmental issue, and the looming spectre of extreme water shortage only adds to it. The efficacy of dams as a


Begum Kulsoom Nawaz

 An unspoken figure The death of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz has been an emotionally charged one, amidst the unsteady and tumultuous political climate that has followed on from 2013, after the battle for


Shah Nawaz Mohal

 And why in the realm of politics, no one has reprieve from criticism Eternally sick, tired and exhausted of all that ‘is’, the change-Seekers wanna escape from ‘here and now’. Dreaming of


Aadil Aamir

State vs democracy

The society in Pakistan at the moment presents a dismal political divide Contemporary Pakistan rarely witnesses intellectual debates. One such debate is the state vs democracy debate. Pakistan has never seen such


Syed Kaswar Gardezi

The message of peace

Unfortunately, the message of Karbala remains to be interpreted and understood Every year, thousands of people rally together in the month of Muharram. Clad, mostly, in black clothes these people gather and


Arif Nizami

RIP Kulsoom

No light at the end of the tunnel The massive outpouring of sympathy across the political spectrum for the family on the demise of the Sharif matriarch begum Kulsoom Nawaz was a

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