The Path to Internationalization

Internationalization in universities involves integrating global perspectives, practices, and experiences into all aspects of academic life, including teaching, research, and institutional management....

Challenges and urgent reforms in judiciary

For decades, Pakistan has faced ongoing tensions between civilian and military governments, creating an institutional imbalance that undermines democracy and permits presidential...

A Nexus of Decline

Lebanon has had a history of violent civil war and political interference by Syria, which occupied the country until 2005. Since Hezbollah...

Waiting for the other shoe to drop

AT PENPOINT Perhaps the only fly in the ointment for the PTI has been that while the Supreme Court has restored its existence...

Gender responsive procurement: Pakistan’s case

By: Dr Asim J Abro Mainstreaming gender in Pakistan’s public procurement system confronts several challenges, including inadequate data, absence of institutional infrastructure, and...

The ‘ban plan’

The government’s decision to ban the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) will again land in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. As many as 10...

My recommendations to the democratic platform committee

WASHINGTON WATCH This week, I submitted testimony on Israel/Palestine to the Democratic Party’s Platform Committee. This is my 11th convention and the ninth time...

The King of the World is not safe in his fortress

During US President Barack Obama's visit to Kenya in 2015, a seven-year-old boy asked him, "Are you the king of the world?"...

Province, Independence or Accession

Pakistan has historically been a natural choice for Kashmiris, with a majority favoring accession to Pakistan, which promises several benefits. In international...

Living Goal-Oriented Life: Lessons from Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S.)

Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S.), the revered grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), remains a towering figure in Islamic history for his unwavering commitment...

Competition for influence in the Red Sea

Recent reports indicate that the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Russian government are on the verge of finalizing a significant military and...

An unsolvable puzzle?

Declaring education emergency by successive government's chief executives and in the same breath vowing to eliminate all challenges ailing education now seem...

World Youth Skill Day, 2024 July 15

Since 2014, World Youth Skill Day (WYSD) is celebrated on 15 th July each year. This day symbolizes the importance of skill...

A difficult inflation outlook

Just when the economy had seen a fall in inflation, after application of severe aggregate demand squeeze policies, and a decrease in...

Rewriting our climate narrative

“On climate change, we often don’t fully appreciate that it is a problem. We think it is a problem waiting to happen”....