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It’s a biased world

Gender bias is a pervasive problem worldwide and Pakistan is no exception. Gender biased social norms can be defined as ‘the undervaluation of women’s capabilities and rights in society.’ This…

Pakistan’s place in a changing world

It’s a shame that Pakistan is going down the gutter just when a changing, increasingly multipolar world is triggering a “battle of offers” between big powers as they rush to…

Climate, world order and Pakistan – Part I

Pakistan today is in such a state where only historically unprecedented actions on a historically unprecedented scale can ensure its survival. This will be a massive challenge. But the stakes…

Russia-Ukraine war divides the world – I

The Russian invasion of Ukraine about four months ago has divided the world community amongst pro-Russia, pro-Ukraine alignments with most nations remaining neutral or tentatively circumspect. How long the nations…

A dangerous world

Child trafficking is a widespread phenomenon. Children make up 27 percent of the 40 million victims of trafficking worldwide. Two out of every three identified child victims are girls. The…