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The Buffalo massacre

Challenging racist violence demands an understanding of our true history. Instead, a vocal minority in our country are demanding not gun bans but book bans, trying to suppress the teaching…

Climate affairs

Scientists have long clamored that human activity on Earth has led to the calamitous weather changes we are witnessing today. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has…

The Raymond Davis affair

A mercenary contracted to American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Raymond Davis recently published his book 'The Contractor: How I Landed in a Pakistani Prison and Ignited a Diplomatic Crisis'. The…

Accountability: an endless affair

IT seems that the Pakistani government has invented a new myth for evading accountability. It argues that it has a mandate to manage the state for five years and that…

A grubby affair

As if doomed by fate, as a rule parliamentary elections in Pakistan are mired in controversy. Polls for the popularly elected National Assembly give rise to allegations of systematic rigging.…

As Bob Marley’s ‘Buffalo Soldier’

BETWEEN 1840 and 1940, way before Bob Marley would sing Buffalo Soldier in a searing lament to the black men from Africa shipped as slaves to fight Native Americans for…

PMDC affairs

ONE generally tends to feel happy when a prediction comes true, but this was not the case when the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council Ordinance 2019 lapsed on Sept5 after…