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A case for peace

South Asia is one of the most volatile regions in the world, where antagonistic nuclear powers India and Pakistan have, time and again, failed to develop effective communication channels and…

A water-wise world

World Water Week 2023, an international conference, was held from August 20 to August 24 in Stockholm, Sweden and highlighted the importance of water on our planet, emphasizing the challenges…

Destitute people

TOGETHER, Pakistan and India are home to the largest number of poor people in the world. Yet, instead of jointly addressing the plight of the people, they continue to quarrel…

Rise of BRICS

Fleeting moments The waning influence of the United States as a superpower and mounting influence of China and Russia are giving rise to a new currency – BRICS. The US…

Electoral autocracy

In recent years the world has started to see a reversal of the trend towards democratization. While the contrast between democracies and dictatorships has always been there and is fairly…

Hazardous waste challenge

PAKISTAN has become a free-for-all dumping ground for hazardous materials including chemicals, plastics, e-waste, and long-term pollutants. The health of the Pakistani people and their physical environment is under siege:…