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Let social media be

THE sophisticated and imaginative use of social media can endow any entity, particularly governments, with an immeasurable advantage as it acquires the means to communicate directly with the target audience…

Social media curbs

MOST of you reading these lines are strangers to me. What impression would I leave if, on our first meeting, I asked you questions about your salary, home address and…

A socialist approach

Cuba’s socialist approach to developing vaccines against Covid-19 differs strikingly from that of capitalist nations of the world. Cuba’s production of four vaccines is grounded in science and dedicated to…

Analysing official versions

On a TV talk show recently, in which I was appearing as an analyst, nearly all speakers were unanimous that the 27th UN monitoring report exposed India as a country…

Time to activate provincial HECs

In view of some recent decisions and policies of the HEC, and keeping in mind the post-18th Amendment educational scene in the country, perhaps it is the right time to…

Judicial governance

Ultimately, the accountability of the judiciary is a more serious matter than the accountability of the executive branch (and this is true all over the world) as the judiciary is…

Judicial powers

ARTICLE 184(3) of the Constitution of Pakistan provides a measure of last resort for citizens of Pakistan to move the highest court of law for the collective protection of their…

Politicians’ revenge

NOT long after the US appointed a national security adviser in 1947 that a rash spread over a large part of the democratic world. Countries began appointing NSAs minus the…

Time to activate provincial HECs

In view of some recent decisions and policies of the HEC, and keeping in mind the post-18th Amendment educational scene in the country, perhaps it is the right time to…

Decline of social democracy

In the last two decades, social democratic parties have been in severe electoral decline. While they were a major force in West European politics for much of the post-war period,…