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The Sheikhs Of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

The sheikhs of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Politics has no shame. Why should the PTI be an exception only because it claims to be as pious as a Sheikh Sahab in Ghalib’s verse? There is no point…

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the PTI

The chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa surprised many when he declared that “Pathans are the PTI, and the PTI is Pathan.” One could expect the leadership of the ANP and…

Khyber mail

The single biggest issue uniting the opposition in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is an intense dislike of Imran Khan. This perhaps suits the binary politics of Punjab. But in a province like…

Khyber Mail

Khyber mail

Part - II In the early years of the PTI’s tenure in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and following another public gaffe by Shaukat Yousafzai and Shah Farman, I asked a PTI insider…

For Peace In Pakhtunkhwa

For peace in Pakhtunkhwa

As luck would have it, Pakistan sits astride two sets of fault lines - the geo-tectonic fault lines and the geo-political fault lines. The epicentre is where these cross, and…

Protecting children

Today, April 30, marks the International Day to End Corporal Punishment – bringing global attention to the widespread use of the most common form of violence against children. Around the…

How to control circular debt

It was recently reported that the PM has asked the Ministry of Finance and the Power Division to reduce circular debt without increasing the tariff, and handle the capacity charges.…

Enforcing law, creating order

We know that the police are the most despised institution in our country, according to various polls, such as the ratings put out by Transparency International and also other groups.…

Higher education reforms

The single most important factor that determines the quality of both undergraduate and postgraduate education is the quality of faculty. At present, only about 25 percent of the faculty members…

Undoing the HEC damage

Considerable damage has been done to higher education in the last three years because of the one-sided policies of the last chairperson, most of which were bulldozed through without taking…