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Where stands the National Assembly?

The National Assembly of Pakistan is the only popularly elected federal house where 272 seats are allocated to each province and the federal capital on the basis of population. Members…

National security wordplay

A reinvented wheel with spokes of jargon, cliche, and complacency was presented last month as the National Security Policy (NSP), a more comprehensive version of the Internal Security Policy instituted…

International Mother Language Day

February 21 is celebrated worldwide as Mother Languages Day. In Pakistan too, even a cursory glance at the activities and events held in the country on the day this year…

International aid

Politics is not merely the art of the possible but the pursuit of concerted hypocrisy. When it comes to that matter of funding good causes – foreign aid, for instance…

International obligations

IN this age of globalisation, nations are voluntarily giving up a part of their legislative sovereignty to supranational entities like the European Union (EU) and global agencies like the UN.…

To the international community

Dear Global Leaders, Influencers, Thinkers, Diplomats, and Parliamentarians: You are aware of the barbaric attacks by the Israeli armed forces on the besieged territory of Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem, and Gaza,…

Setting national standards

After a long haul, this month’s (April 7) decision by the Council of Common Interest (CCI) to have uniform food standards in the whole country might be a step in…