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Shakil Durrani
Shakil Durrani

  • January 16, 2020

    An ambush of democracy?

    Bertrand Russell famously said in ‘A History of Western Philosophy’ that “in all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a...

  • December 24, 2019

    December blues

    The month of December in Pakistan has often been associated with collective grief. In 1971, this month saw Pakistan’s its breakup.The first woman...

  • November 08, 2019

    Requiem for Peshawar

    Peshawar needs to be pitied. In truth, every city in Pakistan is similarly choking. Western Peshawar was amazingly well-planned, , by the British...

  • September 30, 2019

    The distinguished dozen

    Seeking unanimity in selecting the top achievers in different fields is a near impossibility; perceptions differ even where no bias is at play. All...

  • September 05, 2019

    Does power corrupt?

    In the mid-nineteenth century Lord Acton first introduced the well-known dictum, ‘power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts...

  • August 20, 2019

    No compromise on rights

    On August 5, through a presidential decree, India scrapped Article 370 of its constitution which granted a special status to Jammu Kashmir.This...

  • August 11, 2019

    For the future

    With every passing day, Pakistan will regret its failure in not improving its human development indices or its embarrassingly high population...