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Resisting fascism

Parties that represent the seven out of ten votes polled on February 8 agreed this week to form the federal government. Amidst profound crises in the economy, foreign policy, and…

The rise and rise of fascism

The rise of political and religious extremism is the most conspicuous development that has come about in Pakistan in recent years. Both these varieties of extremism are interlinked and are…

The coming fascism

Pakistani fascism began to pull itself together in last week’s election. A putative groundswell of one-third of the electorate voted for ‘independents’ supported by a cult that has spread callous…

Amazing science

In 2020, the Nobel Prize in chemistry was jointly awarded to two women – Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A Doudna – for their work on CRISPR-Cas9, a method to edit…

Justice or discipline?

In 1967, during the tenure of field marshal Ayub Khan, the scope of military courts was extended to civilians. Section 2(1)(d) was included in the Pakistan Army Act, and military…

SOEs, fiscal discipline & reforms

Despite a wave of privatization in the last 3 decades, SOEs still contribute significantly to the economic growth of both developed and developing countries (Robinett 2006). For example, SOEs account…

Caretakers must ensure fiscal discipline

The last official document on the state of the economy prior to the end of the tenure of the eleven-party coalition government was uploaded on the Finance Division website on…