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Protecting children

Today, April 30, marks the International Day to End Corporal Punishment – bringing global attention to the widespread use of the most common form of violence against children. Around the…

A case for love

A VIDEO went viral recently, of a young child being brutally beaten by his instructor in a madressah-style setting. The more the little boy cried, the more abuse he got…

New forms of local government?

Consider the following initiatives in service delivery and what they have in common. The Punjab government is handing over the management of 5,000 under-performing government primary schools to NGOs under…

Torchbearers Of Humanity

Torchbearers of humanity

Dr Parveen Rehman, 56, a renowned social activist working relentlessly for the poor and dispossessed, was ruthlessly gunned down on March 13, 2013 in Karachi while on her way home…

PM Khan And The PTI’s Reforms Agenda

PM Khan and the PTI’s reforms agenda

As Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government close out their first year in office, some top-of-mind challenges will be dominating the daily calendar and the headspace of key members…

The Glorious Musharraf Era

The glorious Musharraf era

Five days after he took over power from Nawaz Sharif in 1999, General Pervez Musharraf announced the following seven-point agenda: 1. Rebuild national confidence and morale 2. Strengthen the federation,…

Regulatory Bodies…who Needs Them?

Regulatory bodies…who needs them?

A dictator, Gen Musharraf, gave us the regulatory bodies – bodies to act as a check, in the public interest, over various ministries. A democrat – for that’s what we…

IPL Lessons

IPL lessons

After a long wait, the Pakistan Super League is finally on. Given the passion associated with cricket not only in Pakistan, but all over the region one would want PSL…

The PTI’s Good Governance?

The PTI’s good governance?

Legal eye When the PTI emerged as a popular mainstream party in 2011/12, its appeal was twofold. One, Imran Khan had earned the reputation of being a man of impeccable…

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