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The rise of Jacinda Ardern

While the world remains invested in the outcome of the American polls and how the next president will shape the future through his policies and vision, it is another election…

Nobel for noble Ms Ardern

On a quiet Friday March 15, 2019 afternoon, 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant, armed with automatic weapons, opened indiscriminate fire at close quarters on men, women and children inside the Al…

The lost voice

The world celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8. This Women’s Day, I keep recalling the name of a legendary and prominent woman politician of Pakistan. While she is not…

Hand the baton to the young

When discussing Pakistan, we often focus on the income gap and gender gap, but one critical issue remains unaddressed: the age gap. I’m not referring to the common practice of…

A time to quit

After dominating the political scene for years, the first minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, retired voluntarily last month shocking fans and critics alike. In February this year, Prime Minister of…

A league of her own

An emotional and teary eyed Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, caught the world by surprise when she announced her resignation, after leading her nation for nearly six…

Our misinformation dilemma

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s recent speech at the Harvard University Commencement has been making the media rounds lately. In the speech she quotes former Pakistan PM Benazir Bhutto…

Religion and respect

All religions of the world are equally respectable and no one has the right to pass derogatory remarks on any religion. However, it is highly unfortunate that lack of tolerance…

League of her own

June 21 is the longest day of the year. It is also the birthday of Pakistan’s slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto – the first woman to head the government…