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Safety through urban design

Whether we are healthy, wealthy and live a lavish life, security remains the foremost condition for us to enjoy every blessing. Time and again Pakistan has been confronted with security…

Strengthening the ICC

The images of alleged atrocities of the Russian troops in the Ukrainian town of Bucha have created international outcry. Moscow is being accused of killing civilians in the town, a…

War crimes

In the last month of the year 1942, the Allied forces issued “the first joint declaration officially noting the mass murder of European Jewry and resolving to prosecute those responsible…

Audio leaks implosion

A large number of audio leaks have surfaced chronicling conversations that took place in the Prime Minister’s Office, mostly discussing policy matters that involved members of the cabinet and other…

Prosecuting rape

According to an estimate, every day in Pakistan, a dozen women and more or less the same number of children become victims of sexual abuse. These are the incidents that…

The ugly era of hatred

For those of us who remember, and for those of us who have been told by persons older than us, there was a time when politics of ideology existed in…

The shadows of neo-imperialism

There could be multiple projections about where a foreign-instigated and locally collaborated mess that Pakistan is engulfed in today is likely to lead us, but there could be little doubt…

A brutal murder

I am not ready to speak about Shireen in the past tense. Not today. Perhaps not ever. Shireen has covered the cruelty of the Israeli occupation for decades, only to…

Social inequality

At the prompting of the Biden administration, the world’s capitalist politicians, CEOs and bought-off journalists have let flow a deluge of crocodile tears over the global food crisis, which they…

A mafia land

When I was much younger in life, I had umpteen opportunities to have left this country, but I resisted the temptation with pride. The opportunities kept coming during later years,…