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Public sentiment taken for granted

The public sentiment has mostly been taken for granted by the governments and the parliamentarians as a class with no voice and the one which would sustain hardships inflicted by…

The Pashtun outcry

The Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) is fast becoming something of a phenomenon. The platform emerged in response to the extrajudicial killing of a young Pashtun aspiring model in Karachi, Naqeebullah…

Human rights agenda

Throughout Pakistan’s turbulent political history, no prime minister has been able to perform his/her duties for a full term. The recurring political crises within Pakistan withholds the state from initiating…

Inside the federal education budget

Budget allocations should be read as reflections of the true priority accorded to sectors and programmes. Insufficient budgetary allocations to programmes incur delays, cost overruns and poor /delayed social impact.…

Restrictive visa policies

The 24th International AIDS Conference (IAC) is scheduled to take place in Montreal, Canada between July 29 to August 2. Aimed at promoting the latest HIV science and exploring a…

Accountability woes

Our religion and the founder of our country both have many examples for us to follow when it comes to accountability. Unfortunately, we have followed a sad path of decline.…

Attacking Musalmans

Ever since the Muslim armies once came within 125 miles of Paris, and twice reached the gates of Vienna, and ruled Spain (711-1492), Islam is perceived in the western world…

Sugar scandal

Yet another scandal, and yet another burst of public outcry. Financial scams now seem to be part and parcel of our governance. However, the most surprising aspect about the recent…