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The other time bomb

Pakistan is a nation focused on the crisis du jour. Crises like ‘climate change, environment and population’ are only mentioned occasionally in the newspapers or soft news morning shows, because…

The need for policy reforms

Industrial economic size refers to the scale or size of industrial activities within an economy, typically measured by the total output, employment, or capital investment of the industrial sector. It…

Estranged federation

The federation of Pakistan faces an unprecedented estrangement and discontent from its people in different provinces. A low level insurgency has continued in Balochistan since last many years but there…

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…

Portents of trouble ahead

The war of words and hostile rhetoric between the government and the opposition Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) continues unabated. If anything, the daily diet of such rhetoric is stoking the…

Wars and ignorance

Kurt Vonnegut’s famous novel about the World War II bombing of the German city of Dresden appeared the year I graduated from West Point. While dimly aware that its publication…

Necessity of rebellion

As protests over police violence continue around the nation, cause and effect are being defined through the political goals of those with official voices. Protesters were calm until the choice…

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Today is an aweful day (or rather the offal day). It's Eidul Adha. It's 8am. I have just consumed my cup of tea and first cigarette. By 4pm, the city…

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