Tuesday September 28, 2021
Zaigham Khan
Zaigham Khan

The writer is an anthropologist and development professional.

  • June 28, 2021

    Reform and the madrassah

    Pakistani ulema and their alma maters are facing an unprecedented challenge to their authority and prestige in society. As if the bombshell of the...

  • May 20, 2021

    The age of spectacles

    If nothing else, the ruling party is keeping us all entertained in these depressing days of a global pandemic. In the first fortnight of the month...

  • October 13, 2020

    The autumn of discontent

    Between the relentless heat of summer and the ruthless cold of winter, it was these very days of autumn last year when Maulana had arrived in...

  • December 22, 2019

    A new deal for Pakistan

    Are we hurtling to another crisis, if we are not in it already, at a time when our economic situation remains bleak and there are hardly any...

  • December 16, 2019

    What’s wrong with lawyers?

    From heroes to zeroes, lawyers have come a long way since the movement for the restoration of Justice Iftekhar Chaudhury in 2007. The movement was...

  • December 08, 2019

    What is the PTI afraid of?

    The PTI has hit a jackpot and yet it is behaving like a shy bride. The amount, $248 million, received by Pakistan through Britain’s National Crime...

  • December 02, 2019

    Will the youth rise again?

    How long can a major youth-bulge country, led by a self-serving power elite, remain immune from a youth-led political turmoil? It is not about 'if'...

  • November 24, 2019

    The burden of piety

    We are happily on the way to becoming a pious nation – yet again. And we have happily found a pious leader – yet again. His followers did not...

  • November 18, 2019

    The state of the siege

     Activists of JUI-F lodge a sit-in protest on Indus Highway as part of Plan B of Azadi March. -ONLINEMaulana's brigade has lifted the siege of...

  • November 10, 2019

    Kartarpur's healing touch

    “You are the protector of wisdom. Almighty Lord! Our helper and protector ever, restore to us the right and privilege of unhindered and free...