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Equal citizens

MANY of us are likely to know someone who travelled to another country to give birth and secure that country’s citizenship for their child. It’s easy if you have the…

What is the lot of citizens?

The storm blowing up in Pakistan after the May 9 violence has not broken just yet. If anything, its severity has gathered speed. Instead of weathering the storm, the ‘most…

Abandoned citizens

Do you know anything about Chacha Zaman who lost everything he had, to a high flood on the night of August 20? Surely nobody knows about him because he lives…

Abandoned citizens

Do you know anything about Chacha Zaman who lost everything he had to a high flood on the night of August 20? Surely nobody knows about him because he lives…

Parliament failing citizens

The performance of Pakistan’s parliaments (federal and provincial) in discharging their key functions – enacting laws; reviewing/approving government spending and taxation; overseeing the work of government; and debating important issues…

State, citizens and social media

Over the last five years or so, we have seen a growing number of Pakistani bureaucrats, especially deputy commissioners (DCs), actively use social media platforms to engage with citizens. This…

Citizenship education in Pakistan

There was a time in Pakistan up until the 1970s that we taught civics as a subject to our students at school and college levels. Then as the military dictatorship…

Incompetence, conspiracy and citizenship

Pakistan received approval from its main regulator on health, the National Institute of Health, to begin a Phase 3 study using the CanSino vaccine developed in China by CanSino Biologics.…