Sirajuddin Aziz

The way forward

Let actions speak louder than words From elections in 2013 to the elections in July, 2018. Imran Khan and his party developed a very sale-able narrative of “accountability for corruption”. In the

Remshay Ahmed

On sound entertainment

Especially from once upon a time In a country where every now and then a few steps taken forward are reversed, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA)’s new notification asking for

Rabia Ahmed

Too many walls

Not enough bridges It’s an ageless process, building walls in anattempt toprotect oneself from perceived or real external threats, which does not justify the proposed wall between the US and Mexico. It

Syed Kaswar Gardezi

The dissent within

Questionable precedents Almost two years ago, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar donned the robes as the Chief Justice of Pakistan amidst the Panama leaks saga. Despite predictions of a soft stance, Justice Nisar

Taha Najeeb Khan

Divided worldviews

Which way forward?  Every institution/collective requires a mission statement, a message which communicates the said entity’s animating ethos and purpose. One must ask, therefore, what is Pakistan’s mission statement? Pakistan was created

Arif Nizami

A bankrupt economy

With no quick fix solutions According to latest figures released by the government, trade deficit is falling sharply and inflation barely rose 0.4 per cent in the past five months since the

Omer Javed

Getting to the meat

Lack of details on policy and forums for its discussion Does the print media matter much to the government or for that matter the media overall? Hardly anyone seems to pay much

Partners in crime

It pays, or does it? In recent public gatherings, Zardari’s desperation and language about money laundering and corruption cases against him basically confirmed his involvement. As for Zardari’s absurd irrational remark that

India gathering pace in Space

And what Pakistan needs to do Space is emerging as an important arena for future military operations. India’s pursuit of space militarisation and subsequent weaponisation will trigger an expensive and unnecessary arms