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Blind eye

WE have all lost an object that is precious to us irrespective of its material value. Despite the stress, somehow, we are not despondent because deep down we know it…

This Place We Call Home

This place we call home

What is this place that we call our home? It is a land where sometime last month, according to the still unconfirmed reports we have, the man wanted for some…

The Pashtun outcry

The Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) is fast becoming something of a phenomenon. The platform emerged in response to the extrajudicial killing of a young Pashtun aspiring model in Karachi, Naqeebullah…

Collective amnesia to controlled minds

The country will soon be 73 years old. That's the age you enter a room looking for something and forget what you had come looking for. Your memory becomes more…

Maulana’s ‘assurance’

Maulana Fazlur Rehman, chief of the Jamiat-i-Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F), is a frustrated man. Two rounds of a sit-in in Islamabad and highly ambitious attempted blockage of highways throughout the country last…

Not so weak

WHEN America’s founders were mulling over the constitution, the judiciary was to be the weakest of the government’s three branches: a gaggle of wise men that decided cases and avoided…

No Lessons Learnt

No lessons learnt

The latest television footage and the videos put out on social media show us images of school life continuing as normal at the Army Public School in Peshawar where nearly…

Portraits Of Pakistan

Portraits of Pakistan

Who do you think are the most distinguished Pakistanis who inspire you and make you feel good about your country? This is one of the questions that I pose whenever…

Looking For Justice, Not Revenge

Looking for justice, not revenge

As we have done now for three years, the anniversary of the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar which killed 144 people has been marked with a true…

Welcome Back

Welcome back

Anyone who is witness to the Swat Taliban’s rise must have been stunned to watch Sufi Muhammad walk free out of prison and straight onto TV screens, speaking like a…