Monday June 05, 2023
Zubair Torwali
Zubair Torwali

  • April 04, 2023

    The downside of unplanned tourism

    In the Dardic Belt and Gujari areas of Swat, people did not have access to modernity and modernization some 50 or 60 years ago.The area was closed...

  • February 14, 2023

    What endangers a language?

    Students of the Institute of Management Sciences, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa organized a two-day literary and academic event called Peshawar Literary...

  • January 21, 2023

    Travesty of justice

    The traditional council, or ‘jirga’, is known by different names in different languages in Pakistan – ‘faislo’ in Sindh and...

  • January 14, 2023

    How to ignore a language

    Form No 2 of the upcoming Digital Census 2023 includes basic questions about gender, age, religion, marital life, nationality and ‘mother...

  • January 02, 2023

    Honour in Ghairatabad

    Get together a group of young girls and boys, sit with them, and shed your cloak of narcissism for a while. Establish a long association with them,...

  • August 20, 2022

    The pain of Dardistan

    Being on the periphery, these communities are marginalized, left behind and forgotten

  • September 24, 2021

    Is Urdu our ‘second mother tongue’?

    On September 5, 2021, an article titled ‘Language beyond Politics’ written by an experienced teacher Syed Nomanul Haq appeared in Dawn. Though...

  • July 01, 2021

    Kumrat valley: the looming crisis

    The eastern one comprises the upper Swat valley – from Pia Madyan to Ghizer pass via Bahrain, Kalam, Utror and Mahodand.

  • November 30, 2020

    Language and the written word

    Speech predates writing. Oral language is the essential language. Technically, the writing of a language is just a graphic representation of said...

  • October 20, 2020

    SNC and languages

    Since the Single National Curriculum was made public by the incumbent government a rigorous debate has emerged, involving prominent experts in...