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Jurisprudential void

JUDGES in Pakistan’s constitutional courts are not referred to as ‘textualists’ or ‘purposivists’ or ‘living constitutionalists’ or even ‘common-good constitutionalists’. These characterisations are immaterial. The judges, in our context, are…

A mispronounced life

It is becoming obvious that they, our rulers, are incredibly more confused about how to bridge our social deficits than they are about the economy. And the truth is that…

Wonders of biotechnology

Biotechnology is a fascinating and wondrous field of science that has continued to evolve by leaps and bounds, particularly after the unravelling of the structure of DNA in the 1950s.…

The young and the jobless

Landing a job in Pakistan is not easy. In fact, it is likely harder than it has ever been. The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that there are up to…

The challenge of make-believe

We live in a world of make-believe. All elements are there to present a wholesome picture but all are fake. There is a prime minister but everyone, including him, knows…

Another day of infamy

While the advent of May 9, the first anniversary of attacks on some military installations after Imran Khan was taken into custody, had certainly prompted dark apprehensions about its political…

How to tell what’s true online

The wars in the Middle East, South Sudan and Ukraine have heightened global tensions and deepened crises in the areas of peace and security, sustainable development and climate change. One…

The weight-loss industry

It’s not a conspiracy theory that food addiction is a tool of corporate profiteering. Consider that tobacco companies, upon being regulated out of the business of addictive smoking, turned their…