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The Religious Right In Sindh

The religious right in Sindh

Despite intellectual property rights, the internet has broken the monopoly over books, libraries, distances, university degrees etc which are not confined to a few individuals now – including in Sindh.…

Issues In Judicial Reform

Issues in judicial reform

The celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Lahore High Court offered a good opportunity for discussions on ways to strengthen the judicial system so that it could better guarantee…

The Hollywoodisation Of Issues

The Hollywoodisation of issues

One can be cynical of the chauvinism that comes with patriotism and nationalism and yet admit a joyous moment of pride when Pakistani women receive international acclaim for their accomplishments.…

Issues Of Identity

Issues of identity

Oxford University students are often accused of having a sense of entitlement. Many of them seem to assume that the world will provide them with power, high salaries and a…

Our Infatuation With Non-issues

Our infatuation with non-issues

In Pakistan the most feasible strategy for social control is the creation of a red-herring to divert public attention from issues of real importance. These red-herrings keep public attention diverted…

Countering extremism

The Muttahida Ulema Board has unanimously decided to cleanse the curriculum of extremist content. “So far, 307 books have been cleared from possible extremist content,” Special Assistant to the Prime…

Mobs, morality and ‘justice’

Over the years, Sialkot has earned a name for itself for its bustling medical equipment and sports goods industries. Supplying to more than fifty countries, the two industries contribute over…

Smoke and mirrors

NAWAZ Sharif has been overshadowed by his own man, former speaker of the National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq. This past week, there has been little discussion of Nawaz Sharif’s speeches and…

An unequal world

WIDESPREAD poverty is clearly the biggest blot on the conscience of the most prosperous era in human history. China and India’s rapid progress in the last three decades has caused…