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Climate-smart cities

PAKISTANI urban planners have failed miserably to plan safe and livable cities for us. Instead of serving as engines of growth, our cities are holding us back from economic development.…

Our universe

As scientific knowledge increases exponentially with the passage of time, the intricate and complex design that has resulted in the living cell and finally in such a diversity of plant…

What can Pakistan do for Kashmir?

Kashmir is no ordinary dispute. It is about a territory, its people, and the dynamics of their history, culture, and aspirations for freedom. And it is about the ethics of…

Return Of The JinnsKamila Hyat

Return of the jinnsKamila Hyat

For a society that hopes to move towards progress and development – something the PTI government clearly aspires to achieve – we work in strange ways. The Air University, a…

Fringe Power?

Fringe power?

As large tracts of Iraq and Syria hover between Westphalia meltdown and militant takeover, policy pathways for Pakistan in the Middle East are piloted by Islamabad’s foreign policy equation with…

A Remarkable Discovery

A remarkable discovery

A remarkable recent development in physics is the discovery of gravitational waves that were predicted by Einstein about a century ago. Astronomers announced the detection of primordial ‘gravitational waves’ that…

A Volatile World

A volatile world

We live in a volatile world. The end of the cold-war era has replaced global predictability with regional instability, fostering greater uncertainty in the ‘New World Order’. The bipolar superpower…