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Burgeoning hope, looming uncertainties

“I am tired, tired of being enclosed here. I am wearying to escape into that glorious world, and to be always there: not seeing it dimly through tears and yearning…

We need a ‘Charter of Society’

Lately, there has been an extensive talk about various charters of sorts - the Charter of Democracy, the Charter of Economy and even there has been a discussion on the…

The reunion of the elite

While the announcement of a new economic corridor at the recently held G20 summit may have created a ripple of excitement, it also indicates that rivalries between major economic and…

Unpopular opinion

Pakistan should undergo reforms; there are no two opinions about this. However, in the past, many reform proposals and efforts either failed or were rolled back. The implemented and then…

Universities as supermarkets

Sometime ago I was sitting with a deputy chairman of the Planning Commission of Pakistan when a vice chancellor (VC) of a public-sector university came to see him. After the…