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Where’s our political wisdom?

The recent statement by former prime minister Imran Khan ruling out any possibility of forming an alliance with the PPP is being described by his detractors as a reflection of…

How can the law help domestic workers?

Slogans of banning child domestic workers are making headlines once again in public seminars and media, gaining attention of the wider civil society due to two ghastly incidents recently. Rizwana,…

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…

Unending political conflict

Imran Khan has claimed that unknown assassins were positioned at the Judicial Complex Islamabad on March 18, 2023 when he had to appear (finally) in court in the Toshakhana case…

A great social and political upheaval is coming?

There are two extremely discomforting economic phenomena unfolding simultaneously in Pakistan – one is dangerously high food inflation, and the other is rising unemployment. The term economists use for such…

A call for workers

PML-N workers must greet the news about Ms Maryam Nawaz’s appointment as the senior vice president of the party with excitement. The move is to supposedly reinvigorate the PML-N which…

Shocking fall in workers’ remittances

Amidst falling exports and FDI the decline in remittances from Overseas Pakistanis is the last thing one expects at a time when the country is possibly facing the prospects of…

Political toll on women

With the ongoing political developments, constitutional crisis, and judicial intervention, ever wonder how severely this impacts the women of Pakistan? Certainly, the former federal minister for human rights does not…

Essential workers

At a time of children with popsicle-covered faces running around and summer music festivals– many are celebrating the end of the Covid-19 pandemic. Beyond celebrations though, parents of children under…