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The Youngest Casualties

The youngest casualties

War has raged between the Pakistani Army and Taliban forces for several years now, spilling over from the tribal areas and Swat into the plains and cities of Pakistan. As…

Death by lightning

Unexpected rainfall in April in Karachi. Actually, totally unexpected weather not only in Karachi but in the entire country and specially in the province of Baluchistan which seems to be…

Lessons from the past

Rising Russian casualties and heavy financial losses caused by Ukraine indicate that Putin’s Russia has not learnt anything from the history of the Soviet Union. According to some conservative estimates,…

India’s election ploys

With the 18th Lok Sabha elections in India in full swing, the country’s political parties have relied on rigorous campaigning to expand their voter bank. Prior to the last Lok…

The TTP conundrum

Over several decades, Pak-Afghan relations have been characterized by phases of turbulence and stability. The current phase of bilateral relations is also marked by relative friction between the two neighbours.…

Schools under attack

Schools in Nigeria and Pakistan are at risk from the growing threats of militant attacks. In 2022, the Global Coalition for Protecting Education from Attacks (GCPEA) reported seven attacks on…

A plethora of issues

Normally one tries to focus on one critical issue that appears to be central when sitting down to pen these columns. However, such is the state of things in Pakistan…

The daily struggle to count the dead in Gaza

In the morgue of the Nasser Hospital, in southern Gaza, workers wrap the corpses of people killed in Israeli airstrikes in white cloth amid the stench of death. They record…