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Political worker vs cult member

A political worker and a cult member are fundamentally different in terms of their objectives, motivations, and the nature of their involvement. Here are some key distinctions: Political workers typically…

The case for student unions

The Google /Oxford Languages dictionary definition of the adjective ‘liberal’ is: “willing to respect or accept behavior or opinions different from one’s own; open to new ideas”, and “relating to…

Money talks in politics

Money talks in politics and political processes globally, which necessitates regulations to ensure democratic values associated with accountability and transparency are not undermined - values that many a Pakistani political…

Who will win Punjab?

Punjab is a crucial battleground in the 2024 general elections. Out of 266 National Assembly seats, 141 general seats and 35 reserved seats for women are in this province. So…

How nations succeed

Many of us write articles from time to time suggesting that Pakistan learn from other countries how they achieved their miraculous success. China, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore are the…

The Olympics of climate change

Like the Olympics which represents a harmonious blend of cultural diversity, sportsmanship, and global unity – drawing participants from every continent – the Conference of the Parties (COP28) in United…

Tales from a labour activist

There are plenty of biographies written by civil and military bureaucrats. But they tend to focus on their achievements instead of failures and present a picture in which others are…

Resisting the darkness

Thousands of people gathered at Nishat Chowk, Swat on October 11, 2022, protesting the increasing incidents of violence, and demanding peace. Several other such rallies have been held across Khyber…

The date debate

Mark Tushnet in his book ‘Why the constitution matters’ argues that the constitution matters because it provides a structure for a civil government that assures liberties. In developing democracies, constitutions…

MoU inked to promote entrepreneurship, innovation

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between ORIC Riphah International University (RIU) and Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and industry (RCCI) , says a press release. The signing ceremony…