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Fifth Column: The Bijbehara Massacre

Fifth column: The Bijbehara massacre

Twenty-four years ago, on the 22nd of October, 1993, Bijbehara, my hometown, was struck by a vicious massacre that killed scores of peaceful protesters who were demanding revocation of the…

The great Indian political circus: Part – I

There are many similarities between the economic situation that India faced in the early 1990s and the one Pakistan currently faces. Last year, I wrote a series of articles that…

Illicit trade in tobacco products — II

19.1 percent of Pakistani population, which includes 31.8 percent of men and 5.8 percent of women, consume tobacco in one form or the other. Among these tobacco consumers, 9.6 percent…

Cyberspace: new battleground

Digital era is not only making our daily lives easier and more productive, but it is also bringing new challenges to the society. In the pre-world wars period, the wars…