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Yaqoob Khan Bangash
Yaqoob Khan Bangash

  • March 16, 2024

    Wanted: VCs

    Nearly thirty universities in Punjab are currently without vice-chancellors and are being run by acting VCs

  • September 08, 2023

    Universities as supermarkets

    Sometime ago I was sitting with a deputy chairman of the Planning Commission of Pakistan when a vice chancellor of a public-sector university came...

  • August 23, 2023

    From Shantinagar to Jaranwala

    ‘I just want to make sure their church is burnt to the ground,’ said a middle-aged woman in Cinema Basti Jaranwala to a senior police officer...

  • August 11, 2020

    A one nation theory

    It has now become fashionable to quote Jinnah’s August 11, 1947 speech every year on its anniversary to feel good that Pakistan was created on...

  • May 05, 2020

    The once-in-a-year commission

    A few days ago, the federal government announced the reconstitution of the ‘National Commission on Minorities.’ Hailed, as usual, as a...

  • March 24, 2020

    Saving India’s grand old party

    In March 2017, the Indian National Congress was poised to win a record fourth term in the state of Manipur. While it had taken a drubbing at the...

  • January 31, 2020

    Thoughts on ThinkFest

    A few weeks ago, several distinguished academics, thinkers, opinion makers, and others, gathered in Lahore from around the world for the...

  • November 27, 2019

    Freeing the archives

    Just over a year ago I finished my term as director of the Punjab Archives Digitisation Project. We started the project in 2016 under the leadership...

  • September 12, 2019

    Updating Christian personal law

    In 2016 a Christian man, Ameen Masih, wanted to divorce his wife. However, much to his dismay he found out that he could not do so under the 1869...