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A plethora of issues

Normally one tries to focus on one critical issue that appears to be central when sitting down to pen these columns. However, such is the state of things in Pakistan…

Domestic foreign policy issues

A country’s leadership is supposed to serve its economic and security interests, advance people’s wellbeing, and respond to their aspirations for progress. These objectives are achieved with a combination of…

A plethora of issues

Although Afghanistan currently looms large in the plethora of issues facing the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) government, its penchant for creating unnecessary conflicts that do not redound to its benefit is…

Resolving minority issues

Two major problems non-Muslim minority communities in Pakistan face are directly linked to religious conversion and encroachment of holy sites of worship. Most of the conversion cases in Pakistan are…

Major issues, poor response

ANY bit of information that exposes misgovernance or any hardship to citizens doesn’t make newspaper headlines. Much of such information is tucked away at the bottom of newspapers’ columns, often…

Hope For A Religious Corridor

Hope for a religious corridor

The Sikh community the world over is getting ready to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary in November 2019 of the First Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak Dev. Many would-be…

Religious And Political Books

Religious and political books

It is the sacred month of Ramazan and we have entered the second phase leading towards its completion. Many books have been published on religious matters and I would like…

The Religious Right In Sindh

The religious right in Sindh

Despite intellectual property rights, the internet has broken the monopoly over books, libraries, distances, university degrees etc which are not confined to a few individuals now – including in Sindh.…