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Monday April 22, 2024
Kamila Hyat
Kamila Hyat

  • April 20, 2024

    Living off disaster

    The cases of Attabad Lake and Gwadar simply highlight the many tragedies that exist around the country

  • April 13, 2024

    An intelligent future

    AI has also made its presence felt on social media and can be spotted more often

  • April 05, 2024

    State of lawlessness

    There is every reason to believe that the high rate of unemployment and the continued rate of inflation are affecting people

  • March 29, 2024

    Hidden behind the headlines

    What we need is a desire and a will to tell the real truth to the people as often and as repeatedly as possible

  • March 21, 2024

    Beyond resilience

    Resilience also means that Pakistanis have withstood all kinds of hardships and injustices

  • March 15, 2024

    The meaning of democracy

    There are many perceived problems with the most recent exercise in polling carried out in Pakistan

  • March 07, 2024

    How to move ahead

    We as citizens need to acknowledge the fact that Pakistan currently faces one of the worst crises in its history

  • February 29, 2024

    A nation of angry people

    We have seen this happen before in cases of Salmaan Taseer and Mashal Khan and in other cases where members of minority communities were burnt alive

  • February 23, 2024

    Lost without a map

    Only thing we can be relatively certain about is that any government formed will not be a stable one

  • February 15, 2024

    The people have spoken

    Mandate given to one particular group reflects kind of mandate given to PPP in 1970 when small-time candidates

  • February 08, 2024

    What are we voting for?

    This election is however somewhat different from those held in previous years

  • February 01, 2024

    Leaning to the left

    In 1970 elections – first major democratic elections in country’s history – three main contestants

  • January 25, 2024

    Fact, fiction, and some truth

    This is especially true for young people in Pakistan, a large variety of phones are available to a majority of population

  • January 18, 2024

    Real news, real people

    There is daily coverage in print media and less reliable coverage on social media where it gets difficult to ascertain in many cases

  • January 04, 2024

    What democracy means

    Would be far simpler to simply nominate candidates and put them in place rather than cook up a cauldron

  • December 28, 2023

    The year through the haze

    This year that has almost gone by has brought with it many events which are seen as insignificant in the eyes of websites and organizations that...

  • December 21, 2023

    Beyond the election

    The question of whether elections will be held strictly on time in early 2024 continues to be debated in the country, and the same question recently...

  • December 14, 2023

    The roadmap to growth

    As we move towards a possible election early next year, the political discourse continues to hover around the old issue of corruption, overwhelmed...

  • December 07, 2023

    Investing in people

    According to a World Bank report issued this year, Pakistan stands behind other South Asian countries as well as most countries across the world in...

  • November 30, 2023

    The inequality equation

    Inequality has always existed in Pakistan for at least one-third of the population which lives below the poverty line. There is no evidence of a...

  • November 09, 2023

    People and governance

    People protest outside the police headquarters in Islamabad. — AFP/FileEven as elections approach, the people’s will to demand what they need...

  • November 02, 2023

    Creating a leader

    PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and PTI Chairman Imran Khan. — AFPThe time has come when once again people across the nation are engaged in the...

  • October 19, 2023

    Fake news, Palestine, and local response

    Question can be asked as to why similar protests are not being seen in Karachi, Lahore, Faisalabad, Peshawar

  • October 12, 2023

    One way forward

    Today, again and again, we are hearing questions being asked about how Pakistan can possibly overcome its current crisis in so many different...

  • October 05, 2023

    Power, privilege and the people

    Almost every political analyst thinks that it will be extremely difficult to rescue Pakistan from the economic, social and political chaos it...

  • September 21, 2023

    Rebuilding the state

    The inauguration of Justice Qazi Faez Isa as the new chief justice of Pakistan has brought hope to some – and inevitably dismay to others. It is...

  • September 14, 2023

    Fix the education system

    The recent controversy over A-level results in Pakistan has stirred up new thinking on education. While most A-level students who sat for their...

  • September 07, 2023

    Waiting for no one

    The difference between anarchy and revolution can sometimes be very small. But Pakistan is in a situation where it is waiting for one of these to...

  • August 31, 2023

    Building back the broken road

    We were once on a road that could have led us to a promising future. That future now seems bleak, and hopelessness has overtaken a country from...

  • August 24, 2023

    ‘The others’ among us

    The manner in which the 14-year-old girl tortured by the wife of a civil judge in Islamabad was treated seems almost unbelievable. The girl narrowly...

  • August 17, 2023

    Living in the worst of times

    Pakistan’s eighth caretaker Prime Minister Anwarul Haq Kakar has taken the reins of the country at a time when it faces economic, social and...

  • August 10, 2023

    How to build tourism

    Arguably Pakistan is a prime destination for tourism. This has been promoted by various governments, including the recent government of the...

  • August 03, 2023

    Build back the blocks

    We have probably all seen a child, perhaps in a tantrum or by accident, knock over a pile of blocks in our lifetime. Today, Pakistan resembles the...

  • July 29, 2023

    The state of the media

    In today’s constantly changing world, even as the print media somewhat sadly fades away, the media in all its other forms has become a more and...

  • July 20, 2023

    Where should young people go?

    Pakistan is the fifth most populous country in the world. This is hardly good news for a nation that struggles to feed at least a third of its...

  • July 13, 2023

    Hidden stories

    There are stories of immense human significance, at least to those directly involved across the country. Yet we rarely hear about them or discuss...

  • July 07, 2023

    Tales from women at sea

    The manner in which hundreds of women and children apparently locked into tiny rooms situated on the lower deck of the migrant boat that sank off...

  • June 29, 2023

    Are we a failed people?

    There can be many arguments over whether or not Pakistan has failed as a state. While there are opinions that this is indeed the case given the...

  • June 22, 2023

    On the watch

    We need to keep looking over our shoulders at events across our border. Across our western border, things are looking grimmer and grimmer for women,...

  • June 15, 2023

    Thinking about the news

    Generally speaking, the news for Pakistan is not good. It now seems likely that the IMF tranche may not come through, leading to still greater...

  • June 08, 2023

    The fall of the pied piper?

    Let us be clear about one thing: Imran Khan as a sportsperson and cricket captain for Pakistan was a formidable figure and quite naturally a hero...

  • June 01, 2023

    People, politicians and political space

    When Imran Khan came to power in 2018 many hoped he would break the hold of the corrupt and inefficient two-party system, which had controlled...

  • May 29, 2023

    Confused agendas

    The amount of confusion surrounding what the PTI and Imran Khan are precisely standing for continues to envelop the political thinking of the...

  • May 18, 2023

    The future of democracy

    It is not surprising that a significantly high number of political commentators and analysts and ordinary people in the country are more despondent...

  • May 11, 2023

    Starting at the very beginning

    We ask why our society has become such a brutal one. Why do people fight so often for petty issues – and in some cases even kill each other or...

  • May 04, 2023

    An invisible country

    Very few really think or consider the extent of suffering inflicted by the current economic crisis on the majority in the country. The starvation,...