Thursday July 25, 2024
Abdul Sattar
Abdul Sattar

  • July 19, 2024

    Moving beyond the IMF

    Shehbaz claimed it hurt him whenever Pakistan had to approach World Bank and other institutions for loans

  • July 09, 2024

    How the elite add to the climate mess: Part - II

    Exxon alone funded more than 40 groups to deny climate science; this included the George C Marshall Institute

  • July 05, 2024

    How the elite add to the climate mess

    Thousands or perhaps tens of thousands may have lost their lives because of scorching beams of sun

  • June 28, 2024

    To all victims of oppression

    RCI recently held its founding conference in Italy, which has been described by organizers as a stunning success

  • June 17, 2024

    No one wins a war

    The West has been busy arming Ukraine instead of making any sincere efforts to douse the flames

  • June 01, 2024

    Time to reconcile

    CM Gandapur hinted at working with the federal government to sort out the issues being faced by his province

  • May 24, 2024

    Why is Nawaz Sharif upset?

    Many analysts believe that Sharif was kicked out from the power corridors of Islamabad for allegedly picking a fight with the powers that be

  • May 16, 2024

    There’s a new spectre in Europe

    European flags are diplayed at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. — Reuters/FileThe spectre of brutal policies has once again returned...

  • May 02, 2024

    Lessons from the past

    Ukrainian soldiers ride on an armored vehicle in Novostepanivka, Kharkiv region on September 19, 2022. — AFPRising Russian casualties and heavy...

  • April 15, 2024

    Education emergency

    Around 48 per cent of schools in the country do not have toilets

  • April 06, 2024

    Unsafe streets

    Recent killing of a woman in Toba Tek Singh by her brother speaks volumes about this cancerous patriarchy

  • March 22, 2024

    Going beyond austerity

    PMdecision to ban unnecessary foreign visits of ministers, secretaries and other government officials is a positive step

  • March 14, 2024

    Politics of aggression

    Supporters of PTI block the Peshawar to Islambad highway on Sunday in protest against the alleged skewing of election results in February 8 polls....

  • March 06, 2024

    Governance for the people

    However, it is encouraging to see resolve of CM Punjab Maryam and CM Sindh Murad to serve people and improve these indicators

  • February 22, 2024

    What the future holds

    The government is also likely to increase the burden of existing taxpayers instead of imposing an agriculture tax

  • February 14, 2024

    Beyond the polls

    No messiah from political elite talked about exit strategy from vicious circle of external and internal debt

  • February 01, 2024

    Where’s our political wisdom?

    They believe that his rhetoric against political class of country isolated him

  • January 24, 2024

    How to achieve economic prosperity

    This prompts many to assert that Pakistan can also be an economic power if it wants

  • December 11, 2023

    Economic half-truths

    After pushing Pakistan’s economy towards partial deindustrialisation, the pundits of the neo-liberal world have come up again with a new...

  • November 24, 2023

    Learning nothing from history

    PML-N leaders Maryam Nawaz, Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif at the stage during a rally at Minar-e-Pakistan in Lahore, on October 21, 2023, in this...

  • November 10, 2023

    The spectre of annihilation

    Palestinians walk through a ravaged street following Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, on October 10, 2023. — AFPThe recent statement of an Israeli...

  • October 30, 2023

    Rejecting the law of the jungle

    A man stands amid the rubble of a building in the aftermath of the Israeli bombing in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on October 29, 2023. —...

  • October 21, 2023

    How to help the people

    How to help the people. The News/FileThe drastic reduction in petroleum prices has led to sighs of relief among the people of the country, who had...

  • October 14, 2023

    Arab-Israeli conflict through history: Part - II

    In part one of this article, I tried to dispel the impression that the creation of Israel was purely and primarily for persecuted Jews, arguing...

  • October 13, 2023

    Arab-Israeli conflict through history: Part - I

    The Hamas attack on Israel and the consequential bombardment of Gaza by Israel has not only triggered a heated debate over the Palestinian issue but...

  • October 05, 2023

    The solid waste challenge

    Solid waste generation rates are on the rise across the world. One of the factors fuelling this generation is the rising trend of promoting a...

  • September 20, 2023

    Countering market fundamentalism

    Amidst a deep economic and financial crisis, the pundits of the neoliberal world are again prescribing a recipe for disaster, piling pressure on the...

  • September 15, 2023

    The reunion of the elite

    While the announcement of a new economic corridor at the recently held G20 summit may have created a ripple of excitement, it also indicates that...

  • September 06, 2023

    Investment-friendly Pakistan?

    The Pakistani ruling elite routinely makes tall claims about attracting massive investment that it believes can transform the country. Sections of...

  • August 29, 2023

    Living in a nightmare

    The recent protests against inflated bills seem to be suggesting that people are no longer ready to tolerate the skyrocketing inflation that has...

  • August 19, 2023

    Back to the status quo

    The recent hasty legislation carried out by parliament clearly indicates that the houses of public representatives have become merely a rubber...

  • August 02, 2023

    The fault was in our policies

    The terrible terrorist attack in Bajaur shows that, despite having sacrificed more than 70,000 lives and suffering financial losses worth over $100...

  • July 19, 2023

    Saving democracy

    When the dark era of Gen Ziaul Haq ended abruptly in 1988, it rekindled the hopes of millions that Pakistan would be on the right track.Most people...

  • July 12, 2023

    A perpetual identity crisis ( Part - II)

    Indian scholar Homi K Bhabha’s analysis of ‘mimicry’ seems more realistic. The argument that mimicry has an element of menace that disrupts...

  • July 11, 2023

    A perpetual identity crisis: Part - I

    Literary terms or concepts like ‘mimicry’ cannot be understood without some knowledge about colonialism and its impacts on developing countries,...

  • July 03, 2023

    Beyond neoliberal policies

    As recent events have shown, it seems that those who were behind the incident of May 9 will not be spared, and the authorities seem to have taken...

  • June 22, 2023

    Western policies and immigration

    The recent boat tragedy off the Greek shores has saddened the entire nation, prompting Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to announce a day of mourning....

  • June 07, 2023

    Need for reflection

    Former prime minister Imran Khan who promoted the politics of hate and created deep divides in Pakistan’s political social environment for years...

  • May 23, 2023

    Where Imran went wrong

    After holding a mammoth gathering in Lahore in 2011, former prime minister Imran Khan had created an impression that his party believed in a...

  • May 16, 2023

    Can America ignore us?

    The US does not seem to be concerned about the financial difficulties Pakistan is going through despite the fact that Pakistan has been an ally of...

  • April 20, 2023

    It’s all the same

    Socialist countries have often been accused of following one-party rule, banning other parties from participating in politics. In the past, the...

  • April 16, 2023

    Macron’s vision

    French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent visit to China augurs well for a world that faces the possibilities of conflicts in Europe and Asia. The...

  • April 08, 2023

    Finland joins Nato

    Finland recently joining Nato may have created a ripple of excitement among warmongers sitting in the power corridors of London, Paris and...

  • March 31, 2023

    Khan’s strategy

    The recent political manoeuvrings of Imran Khan have created an impression that he is a true Machiavellian. In his recent speech at a public...

  • March 23, 2023

    Salvation lies in ending conflict

    It is a bitter fact that neighbours cannot be changed and altering geographical contiguity is next to impossible. That said, throughout history...