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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.…

Good governance, state and citizenship

The writer is a social development and policy adviser, and a freelance columnist based in Islamabad. Governance is one of those buzzwords of politics, economics and development which are used…

Responsible citizenship

Unity is imperative to develop a progressive state that provides for the welfare of its people. Take the examples of Malaysia, Indonesia, or Bangladesh. Their limited resources did not hinder…

World Citizenship

World citizenship

Today, on March 15, the international community is celebrating World Speech Day. The day was initially launched three years ago by a professional speech writer Simon Gibson at the Athens…

Citizenship And Democracy

Citizenship and democracy

Citizenship is a contested notion which has historically evolved as an expression of the collective voice of citizens within the ideological and geographical boundaries of a polity. In the city-states…

Citizenship For Afghan Refugees

Citizenship for Afghan refugees

Prime Minister Imran Khan has announced his intention to give Pakistani citizenship to people originally from Bangladesh and Afghanistan who were either born in, or have been living in, Pakistan…