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An Unending War On Women

An unending war on women

Not a day passes in the country, Sindh in particular, when deadly violence against women goes unreported. For decades, we have witnessed an unending war against women of all ages,…

The Fate Of Fata

The fate of Fata

History is a true witness of the matchless sacrifices and unshakeable loyalty of Fata’s people. They are the true patriots and beneficent friends of Pakistan. Even their unfortunate marginalisation has…

Intra-party Despotism

Intra-party despotism

In Pakistan, for the most part, there is an inverse relationship between democracy in a political party and its popularity, as measured by its electoral success. This is the inference…

Policing Challenge

Policing challenge

Concern has always been expressed at the state of law enforcement in Balochistan, and last month’s targeted killing of 20 labourers in Turbat once again generated debate on the topic.…

Culture Of Impunity

Culture of impunity

On May 27, two crimes that shocked the world took place, one in the morning in Lahore, Pakistan and the other at night in Uttar Pradesh, India. Three young women…

Afghan Elections

Afghan elections

Saturday's elections in Afghanistan held two pleasant surprises: one, the people turned out in large numbers to vote for a new president and provincial councils in 34 provinces despite the…

South Asia`s Daughter

South Asia`s daughter

The tragic gang rape and murder of a 23-yearold medical student in Delhi on Dec 16 has led to widespread outrage across India, forcing the government to consider new laws…

To all victims of oppression

The formation of a new international organization of over a dozen left-wing parties has created a ripple of excitement among the working classes of several countries. The organization, the Revolutionary…

Developing with a cultural lag

Cultural lag is a condition in a society where one aspect of culture is out of kilter with another to which it is related. As a result, society falls between…

Colonialism and the environment

Decolonization under the Trusteeship Council was finally concluded on November 1, 1994 after the last UN trust territory Palau gained independence. However, almost two decades later, colonialism still haunts various…