The vale of fear

In 2015, the government made public the figure of 16,329 persons having been detained under the Act since 1988, nearly all from...

The troika-plus efforts to end violence in Afghanistan

The regional response to the Afghan end game appeared as the last hope to pressurize the warring groups to agree on a...

Indian state terrorism exposed

In the back-drop of the death of APHC leader Syed Ali Geelani, an icon of the freedom movement in Indian-Occupied Kashmir, and...

The new normal?

Hearing Professor Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy’s concern about the dwindling numbers of ‘normal’ ladies in universities I was reminded of a video that...

Significance of Digital Parenting in modern society

Is your child secure? Parents are very sensitive about their children. According to a UNICEF recommended report 1 in 3 internet users...

The occupation severely endangers, not enhances, Israel’s national security

For decades, Israeli leaders have been engaged in a deliberate and persistent false public narrative to justify the occupation on the grounds...

Creating media content for persons with disabilities

According to the statistics released by National Database and Registration Authority, people with disabilities make 0.17 percent of the population of Pakistan....

The Pashtun context

The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is a mountainous landlocked country of Central and South Asia bordered by Pakistan to the east and...

Pakistan getting momentum in animated films

A few years ago, there was no trend of making animated films in Pakistan, and there was not much awareness among people...

Power sector planning: going beyond least-cost

“People and their managers are working so hard to be sure things are done right that they hardly have time to decide...

Electric Toothbrush vs Miswak

A letter addressed to the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) was recently leaked to...

21st SCO summit and Afghanistan situation

The worsening humanitarian crisis linked to the security situation in Afghanistan and regional peace was the focus of the ongoing 21st Shanghai...

Engagement, not abandonment

“You cannot build a peaceful world on empty stomachs and human misery.” Dr. Norman Ernest Borlaug In an interview with the CNN, Prime Minister...

The growing impact of hybrid war

Living in the world of conflicts, every hideous action, terrible decision, hopeless thought or horrendous mistake can ruin your state in a...

Consensus on EVMs

Electronic voting is a way for a person to cast his or her vote via an electronic voting machine in place of...