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To livestream or not?

The decision of the chief justice of Pakistan to livestream the hearing on the constitutionality of the SC Practice and Procedure Act, 2023 was greatly appreciated by me. I enjoyed…

Welcome to college – and adulthood

Fall, the time when millions of students all over the world – including Pakistan – will start their college journeys, is upon us. Many will be first-generation students, the first…

Meloni’s dilemma

Amidst their divergent ideological outlooks, US President Biden forged an unlikely alliance with Italian PM Giorgia Meloni during her recent visit to Washington (July 27), and he appears to have…

Is textile sector ‘rent seeker’?

The textile exporters of Pakistan are fond of championing that textile is the backbone of the economy and that it is their inalienable right to claim and receive subsidies, preferential…

NCC — Get the ball rolling

Textile is the mainstay of Pakistan exports, about 60% of the total in 2021-22. Pakistan’s share in global textile trade, however, has been declining. In order to protect and enhance…

Promoting harmony

With an increasing level of intolerance in Pakistan, there is a need to promote cultural and interfaith harmony. The Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) that Amir Rana leads in…

Reconceptualization of labour issues

In the plethora of news stories and talk shows about the arrest of Imran Khan and related violence, there was hardly any mention of some real issues that the working…

Stretching mala fide to the limit

Mala fide is defined as something which is carried out in bad faith or with an intent to deceive. This description does not fit anywhere else more appropriately than it…