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Raymond Davis And Aimal Kansi

Raymond Davis and Aimal Kansi

On a cold January morning nearly forty years ago, when I was a Paw, I found myself pushed into an Indian interrogation cell for some softening up. Forced to strip…

Ending hopium—II

SIFC (Special Investment Facilitation Council) and the last Caretaker Government had taken the elephant steps on fertilizer, HEC and tube-well electricity subsidy, phased closure of BISP (Benazir Income Support Programme)…

Why did ANP lose popularity?

In the recently held election, perhaps the most unpopular and unfair election in Pakistan, the centre-left nationalist party the Awami National Party (ANP) is also one of the major casualties.…

Silence of the politicos

ELECTIONS in Pakistan have become a thriller film, where the clichéd twists just never stop, and those watching do not know whether to be scared or to laugh at the…

Thriving on confusion

A few weeks ago, I felt intrigued by a development in national affairs that made big headlines. I asked a friend who I believed had access to inside information as…

An invitation to dream

With the proceedings of the four-day 16th International Urdu Conference continuing this weekend at the Arts Council in Karachi, there is this remarkable outburst of literary buzz in the city.…

HEC evaluates SU’s performance

The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has concluded its three-day evaluation visit to the University of Sindh, Jamshoro, employing the Institutional Performance Evaluation (IPE) and Postgraduate Programme Review (PGPR) methodologies, according…

A rational solution the way forward

My doctor had asked me to stay away from both electronic and social media for the last month and a half due to my ill health. In a way that…