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Asma’s legacy for justice

An annual gathering in Lahore this coming weekend (April 27-28) to remember the late Asma Jahangir for her services to promote justice in Pakistan could not be more timely for…

Living off disaster

The beautiful Attabad Lake, and the mix of hotels that have now crept up around it, create a new tourist spot in the country. For some people in Hunza, the…

The meaning of democracy

Democracy is the system of government that most analysts in the country and beyond it believe may be the best for our future. The question however is how it is…

Lost without a map

The latest electoral exercise in 2024 has left behind a deeply confused and divided nation. There is an element of absurdity in the situation that exists, and the only thing…

Some things are better left undone

It is seldom that one witnesses a state and its institutions so wholesomely and maniacally driven by the task of eliminating the legacy of one individual and repudiating the narrative…

Waiting for democracy

While we wait for elections to be held – with bated breath, perhaps – there are matters of greater significance that trouble the minds of people who genuinely care about…

A pre-election watch

Since elections are likely to take place in January 2024 – at least per the announcement by the Election Commission of Pakistan – the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP)…

First, the enemy within

Though it fell to caretaker Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti’s lot to deliver it, the message clearly had the stamp of a higher level. And it seemed to have been designed…

All about electoral participation

As elections are likely to be held in January 2024, there is renewed talk about improving electoral participation and making elections credible. On that basis, a discussion paper by Tahir…

Children’s rights matter

If there is one single solution to most of our woes, it will definitely be quality education, especially at the school level. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) took…