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Our Collective Shame

Our collective shame

The last few days, the Quaid-e-Azam University campus has witnessed some ugly scenes. Hundreds of students were protesting for a number of days against fees hike, improving hostel and medical…

National development

Pakistan today has the slowest growing economy in South Asia with the GDP of Myanmar growing at 8.6 percent, Bhutan at 8.4 percent, India at 7.5 percent and Bangladesh 6.6…

United by flag, divided by facts

Despite having one constitution and a single currency, Pakistan’s human development landscape is horrifically unequal. The country is politically divided into four provinces, Fata, Islamabad, and two disputed regions –…

Where Are The Women?

Where are the women?

Pakistan's consistency in being ranked the second last country in the Global Gender Gap Index owes to one undeniable factor: we have the world’s second worst economic participation and opportunities…

Men of law?

After the successful movement for the restoration of former CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, the lawyers’ community acquired an overbearing role for itself. Often the news is disconcerting. Lawyers locking up…

More Invaluable Books

More invaluable books

Putting politics aside for the moment, here are three books which reflect the personalities of their authors and the importance of their writings. The first one is   ‘Khamosh Falahkar’, the…

Teachers and minimum wage

Rizwana completed her Intermediate and then, having no other opportunities for jobs that her family would allow her to do, started teaching at a private school near her home. She…

Picking Up Where They Left Off

Picking up where they left off

Alber dropped out of Grade 8 about six years ago. His family circumstances were such that he could not have continued in school. He had to get a job, as…

Shattered Dreams

Shattered dreams

Javed dreamt of becoming an engineer and working for a multinational corporation that would allow him to travel around the world. After completing his Intermediate in the late 1980s, and…