The sanctity of the pen

AT PENPOINT Arif Nizami is being rightly mourned as an upholder of press freedom, among the many other qualities he had. However, I...

Climate change promises

This year Earth Day was celebrated with a focus on mitigating emissions of hydrocarbon gases and making climate change a global priority....

Understanding child abuse

There will be hardly any bigger threat than the insecurity of future generations. The menace of child abuse has engulfed the country...

Bogus ACRs

Finally, the Prime Minister has focused on the importance and sanctity of Annual Confidential Reports (ACRs) of the civil servants. For the...

Economic achievements

The national economy had been facing a volatile pattern of growth over the years, with regular boom and bust cycles facing challenges...

How to stop harassment at the workplace

Unacceptable behaviour, or inappropriate behaviour that can make any person uncomfortable, afraid or embarrassed, is known as harassment. It includes spoken harassment,...

How Pegasus trampled human rights

Pegasus remained shrouded in mystery until WhatsApp filed a complaint against it in a California court in 2019. WhatsApp alleged that the...

Anti-Semitism and Anti-Arab Bigotry

Washington Watch Last week I spoke at a conference on anti-Semitism and anti-Arab racism hosted by the University of Southern California Annenberg School...

Blaming Pakistan not fair

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani yet again raised an accusing finger at Pakistan at the conference on ‘Central and South Asian Regional Connectivity,...

Violence, law, freedom, and common sense

Was he under the influence of drugs? Was she romantically involved with him then or at any time in the past? Did...

Climate change is a human rights cause

Pakistan contributes less than 1 per cent in global carbon emission, but stands amongst the vulnerable countries of the world that will...

Biden may succeed where his predecessors failed

The US remains the indispensable power that can bring both Israel and the Palestinians to an enduring peace as no other power...

Defective Investigation

Investigation has a cornerstone role to be played in criminal administration of justice. In Pakistan, it is being played by the local...

A world made insecure by Israeli software

The Israeli company NSO Group has discovered a way to spy on individuals using mobile phones, computers, and other communication devices, in...

The SCO and the Strategic Perspective of Central Asia

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is a leading organization for political, economic, and security concerns. The security challenges of the post-Cold War era...