Challenges of a bipolar patient in Pakistan

Being a patient of bipolar disorder is challenging in Pakistan — a country where anachronistic stereotypes and superstitions still prevail. Bipolar disorder...

Penalties

It was good to learn that the police force has stepped up efforts to punish traffic violators. Unfortunately, the very small penalties...

Dilemma of education system

Our universities are there for commercial purposes. Our PhDs stand nowhere in the context of actual academically-researched knowledge. However, they are everywhere...

How to curb spread of Hepatitis

Hepatitis is increasing in Pakistan despite efforts by the government as well as by the non-government organisations (NGOs) working for decades to...

Rights of sanitation workers

Call it a major flaw or irony of our so-called ‘civilised society’ that those who keep it clean and liveable are from...

Why plastic bags should be banned

Plastic bags remain one of the biggest environmental hazards because they are difficult and expensive to recycle. Yet, they are part of...

Conformity vs Creativity

American linguist and philosopher Noam Chomsky meticulously portrayed today’s schooling system — especially in developing Asian countries, particularly Pakistan — when he...

Thermal energy

The non-functional Sukkur thermal power station is located at the right bank of Indus River between Sukkur and Rohri. The power station...

BRC

The provincial government established some prestigious educational institutions called the Balochistan Residential Colleges (BRCs) in Loralai, Khuzdar, Turbat, Zhob and Uthal. This...

Water shortage in Karachi

It is a pity that Karachi, which generates huge revenue for the nation, remains deprived of water, which, despite being an essential...

Why failures matter?

Every year, a large number of youngsters try their luck at the Central Superior Services (CSS) examinations which are quite popular in...

Unhealthy habits or depression?

Eating on the go has become a trend these days. Every now and then, we see people behaving carelessly while eating outside....

Prison of social media

Social media has become an inescapable prison for many. It is easy to blame the West for our social media addiction, but...

Populism

This is with reference to the article ‘Is right-wing populism fading?’ (July 18), which made a few very relevant points. One look...

Pathetic road conditions in Quetta

Every other day, we keep on getting news of a Quetta-bound passenger coaches having fallen into a ravines in the mountainous range...