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Karachi as an ATM

DRIVING to the French Beach the other day, I was reminded of just how ugly Karachi has become over the years: piles of garbage lined the rutted road, and shoddy…

Come on, Batman

POLITICAL parties vie with each other for a chance to run the country. This is what multi-party democracies are about. Parties frame their manifestos according to a) what in their…

‘Bharatmata’ Bonanza For BJP

‘Bharatmata’ bonanza for BJP

Nationalism is swamping India as never before. It is pouring out of every orifice and crevice, assaulting the senses and deadening the ability to think sanely. Not even in the…

Hepatitis Treatment

Hepatitis treatment

Hepatitis is a major global killer. Worldwide, the disease affects between 150 to 185 million people. Hepatitis C-related deaths number between 350,000 and 500,000 annually. A guesstimate for Pakistan suggests…

The PPP’s ATM

The PPP’s ATM

I WAS going to write about something else this week, but an email from a reader sent my mind in a different direction. My reader reminded me about the days…

The Only ‘ghairatmand’

The only ‘ghairatmand’

Farzana Parveen, 25, was beaten to death in front of a large crowd of witnesses –including policemen – outside the Lahore High Court. Her murderers were her own family, including…

New Hemophilia Drugs Aim To Simplify Treatment

New hemophilia drugs aim to simplify treatment

For 33-year-old video editor and hemophilia patient Travis Roop, being able to get life-saving infusions of a blood clotting agent every two weeks, instead of rushing to treat a bleeding…