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Counting Poverty

Counting poverty

The debate on poverty estimates has been reignited in the wake of some recent statements made by deputy chairman of the Planning Commission. Since the economic team of the government…

Reversing Family Planning Neglect

Reversing family planning neglect

A major summit is being planned for July that aims to pour money into family planning in the developing world after almost two decades of neglect, particularly during the Bush…

We And Our Nervous ’90s

We and our nervous ’90s

The ’90s make us all nervous. Not a day passes without someone warning us that we may be falling back into the 1990s. These warnings portray the last decade of…

Resetting Priorities, Building Consensus

Resetting priorities, building consensus

Despite unbounded potential for prosperity and progress, Pakistan continues to lurch from crisis to crisis with each passing day, and each time getting closer to the cliff. The country has…

A Culture Of Militancy

A culture of militancy

From the bustling, congested markets of Karachi, where violence is endemic in all its myriad forms, to Peshawar and Quetta, videos and audio messages of ‘martyrs’, and sermons and statements…

The Way Forward

The way forward

For a society which mostly dwells in the past and is paradoxically afflicted with a short memory, looking ahead is probably a misnomer. The benefits of endlessly disputing and debating…

The Women From Kohistan

The women from Kohistan

Four women clapping and two men dancing appeared in a grainy cellphone video from a remote village said to be in Kohistan. The ill-fated gathering was said to have occurred…

Gilgit-Baltistan In Limbo

Gilgit-Baltistan in limbo

Even after six decades, the people of GilgitBaltistan continue to suffer in constitutional limbo despite their unconditional accession to Pakistan. In spite of efforts to integrate with Pakistan, the people…

Talking With The Enemy

Talking with the enemy

In more than a decade-long conflict between the Pakistani state and the Al-Qaeda and its inspired local militants, the initiative undoubtedly has fallen into the hands of the extremists. They…

Nuclear Terror

Nuclear terror

Over the last decade, the possibility of nuclear weapons falling into the hands of (Islamic) terrorists has been projected by western policy circles as the greatest threat to international peace…