Pakistan's publishing industry

There is a need to reflect on the history of publishing in Pakistan to understand where it stands today



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The state of  religious freedoms

The state of religious freedoms

Foreign Ministry rejects US assessment of religious freedom in Pakistan

The displaced Sikhs of Kurram

The displaced Sikhs of Kurram

After Khyber and Orkzai tribals districts, Kurram ranks as the third district where the Sikh community have...

Cultural revival

Cultural revival

Pakistan’s uncertainty about its cultural credentials has exposed it to great peril

Across the  Durand Line – II

Across the Durand Line – II

A reporter’s journey to Afghanistan, where he comes across adversity as well as unexpected hospitality

A splendid effort

A splendid effort

This flash fiction anthology explores our deep fascination with narratives of life emerging from places...


Political Economy

Reviving the post

Having lost some of its functional significance, the post still serves as a connection to the past


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Grime, crime, and smoke: Trailing through local thriller fiction

Abdul Qadir’s debut novel, Vapour Trails is the perfect storm of drugs, self-destruction, and espionage, while serving to remind us how important representation by local writers in the thriller genre is.


Shehr

Of matters big and smog

Of matters big and smog

The Punjab government has issued fresh mandates to combat smog. These include orders to close private offices and...

Choose your poison, as they say

Choose your poison, as they say

The life of a daily commuter has become excruciatingly challenging

More than a  spectator sport

More than a spectator sport

A small-scale wrestling tour at the Avenue Mall, Lahore, proved to be a huge attraction

Ghulam Rasul’s final migration

Ghulam Rasul’s final migration

Dr Ajaz Anwar reminiscences about the Pride of Performance winning artist who was “an accomplished painter and...


Sports

Abdul Qadir ... Pakistan’s trailblazing wizard of spin

Abdul Qadir ... Pakistan’s trailblazing wizard of spin

He was a true showman, a wonderful image for the modern game, gifted with unique ability and flair, a magician in a leg-spinner’s garb who enchanted all with dazzling displays of his art

T20 has gone too far in the direction of entertainment

T20 has gone too far in the direction of entertainment

When bowlers are reduced to deliberately bowling wide and wickets come off batters’ errors, you know the balance isn't right

A lacklustre whitewash

A lacklustre whitewash

Despite enjoying a home advantage, a depleted Bangladesh side was unable to put up a good fight against Pakistan

Developing Pakistan sports

Developing Pakistan sports

The PSB chief is confident that the new sports policy will rectify the system and will usher in a new era

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Pensioners’ protest

These senior citizens are forced to spend their golden years visiting pension offices endlessly and demonstrating about the difficulties they face in getting their dues rather than being able to retire in peace