Sunday September 19, 2021
Khurram Ali
Khurram Ali

  • July 02, 2021

    Land and violence

    There is much outrage over the Supreme Court’s decision of June 14 in which the bench declared the leases of more than 10,000 houses fake with a...

  • June 13, 2021

    Class and evictions

    For decades, the people of Karachi have suffered due to administrative mismanagement by successive governments and various state institutions. This...

  • August 09, 2018

    The MQM on a ventilator

    The phenomenon that was born out of the death of a female student, Bushra Zaidi, in the 1980s is today breathing its last on a ventilator – with...

  • May 01, 2018

    Rage against the machine

    “I visualize a time when we will be to robots what dogs are to humans”, said Claude Shannon, the father of information theory, in an interview...

  • August 10, 2017

    Corruption and the youth

    The story of Mian Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification has been analysed from different legal and political angles – with some determined to...

  • May 18, 2017

    Corruption and class

    Concluding my previous article, ‘Corruption and Rhetoric’ , I wrote: “To fix a disease you need to identify the root cause first....

  • May 04, 2017

    Corruption and rhetoric

    While Pakistan is resonating with anti-corruption chants, Nigeria is chanting “bring back corruption”. Muhammadu Buhari was elected by...

  • April 06, 2017

    Conflict and coercion

    The use of coercion as the main governing tool by a state is unacceptable – whether under democracy, military rule or monarchy. A quick look...

  • March 24, 2016

    Beneath Karachi’s violence

    For more than two decades JITs have been bringing Paharis, Commandos, Motas etc on to our TV screens, but analysts outside Karachi fail to...

  • October 19, 2013

    Dr Lodhi warns of another 1989 in Afghanistan as US pulls out

    LONDON: Pakistan’s former envoy to the US and UK, Dr Maleeha Lodhi, has said that if the internation