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In the grip of struggle

Pakistan is blessed with an energetic young population which can lead the country to transformative change. However, beneath the veneer of dynamism, the challenges etched into the narrative of the…

Why leave Pakistan?

A general impression these days is that any Pakistani who can find the means to leave the country is keen to do so owing to the increasing cost of living,…

Ease of doing business

Pakistan has remained an underdeveloped country despite possessing many natural resources. That is mainly the fault of various governments that have been in power. Politicians came and went but bureaucrats…

The UAE’s success story

When the United Arab Emirates (UAE) observes its Founding Day on December 2, it will be celebrating an unusual success story in the Arab and Muslim world. The UAE’s population…

Get rich before getting old

It is said, “The future promise of any nation can be directly measured by the present prospects of its youth.” Our predicament is to figure out by looking at the…

How a language dies

A language dies when nobody speaks it anymore. Why a language dies is a pertinent question asked by linguists and activists alike. Linguists and activists across the world have shown…

BRICS success challenges the US-led dominance!

The world is witnessing seismic shifts across economic, geopolitical, and cultural lines, and the ongoing conflict between Russia and the West is having a profound impact on the global power…

A war in our minds

During my infrequent encounters with university students, I have been quoting that first sentence of the Unesco constitution: “Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the…

Bridging the gender gap

The social, economic and cultural rights to health equity, sustainable nutrition, and education are fundamental to all. However, the climatic crisis, economic challenges and various conflicts have compromised the fate…