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The enemy is poverty

While world leaders are busy fighting wars, no one is paying attention to an important cause: alleviating poverty to advance the cause of human development. We need governments to come…

Mehrjui and Iranian cinema ( Part – II )

In Mehrjui’s film ‘Gaav’, Masht Hassan – a peasant in an isolated village – has a close relationship with his cow, which is his only possession and the sole cow…

Mehrjui and Iranian cinema ( Part – I )

One of the founding fathers of Iranian New Wave cinema, Dariush Mehrjui, and his writer wife, Vahidea Mohammadi, lost their lives in a knife attack in Tehran on Oct 14,…

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…

Uncertainty is the enemy

There are times when it can be helpful to look back at things of the past. For example, if we were to go back to the summer of 1958, we…

Rising unemployment and falling real wages

The devastation caused by the floods and the resulting supply shortages, along with severe import restrictions, has led to a big loss of growth in the economy. The Pakistan Bureau…

The art of creating enemies

The PTI received a second setback after the fateful day of May 9, 2023. A few weeks ago, a large number of frontline party leaders from Punjab – many of…

A controversial postponement

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), while postponing the elections in Punjab, maintains that it has taken the decision in view of the current security situation and the non-availability of…