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Asna Ali

  • June 13, 2015

    Safety and gender

    An announcement by the Karachi police, making the wearing of helmets mandatory for motorbike drivers and pillion riders was welcome news. The use of...

  • May 23, 2015

    The well-educated criminal

    Around four individuals have been captured and accused of multiple terrorist incidents in Karachi. As the list of allegations against them grows...

  • May 16, 2015

    A distant dream

    Things are getting better in Pakistan, we are told. The number of terrorist incidents has been reduced. Mega projects in big cities will facilitate...

  • May 02, 2015

    One hundred

    Many of our laws and their implementation are highly flawed. It is important to speak out for justice, even for suspected terrorists and...

  • April 27, 2015

    Responsible advertising

    Somebody somewhere thought it was a really good idea. To publish an ad for Kalyan Jewellers with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan dressed in traditional grab...

  • April 18, 2015

    How not to be ignorant

    Donald Rumsfeld was right about one thing. There are known unknowns and there are unknown unknowns. The things we don’t know that we don’t know....

  • April 11, 2015

    That time of the year

    Good news everyone. We have a plan to fix the energy crisis. Once again. In the 12th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy , bold measures were...

  • March 21, 2015

    Mobs and terror

    Pakistanis are usually thought to be a lethargic bunch, able to absorb blow after blow without much desire to rise up and protest anything. In...

  • March 14, 2015

    The reality of harassment

    Pakistanis are sometimes accused of not having a common enough identity and traits. Divided by religion, language, caste and various other...

  • March 07, 2015

    Liar, liar

    The book ‘Plain Tales from the Raj’ contains narrated accounts by members of the British military, civil servants, memsahibs and businessmen...

  • February 28, 2015

    Under the rug

    There are things that are just not talked about. Topics taboo because they make us uncomfortable or because our safety depends on ignoring them....

  • February 14, 2015

    Fools and their money

    We don’t have to delve beneath the earth to look for what will rid Pakistan of its money woes. It’s not just minerals we are rich inChiniot, a...

  • January 31, 2015

    Gunning for peace

    It is an age-old chicken and egg question. Does the prevalence of guns lead to more crimes or does the increase in crime rates force people to carry...

  • January 24, 2015

    Defying death

    Exactly how Pakistanis will be convinced to give up their death-defying feats and adopt a more safety conscious approach remains to be seenFor the...

  • January 10, 2015

    Stand up and be heard

    Pakistanis across all spheres and social classes suffer from indifference cloaked as helplessness, and victim mentalityThe difference in tone and...