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There’s a new spectre in Europe

The spectre of brutal policies has once again returned to Europe. However, this time it is neither communism nor the bloody red revolution; it is the pernicious far-right forces that…

How to tell what’s true online

The wars in the Middle East, South Sudan and Ukraine have heightened global tensions and deepened crises in the areas of peace and security, sustainable development and climate change. One…

Islands of privilege

Peace and security are basics for any society to prosper. The purpose of modern states is to ensure safety for everyone irrespective of their social status. Absence of social tranquillity…

A broken, bleeding society

Every morning when I pick up the newspapers, I wonder if I will find a particular news, datelined Karachi, that is reported rather infrequently – once a fortnight or a…

Discouraging harm

Undoubtedly, the most critical challenge Pakistan is facing to safeguard the ideological borders in the 21st century is in the form of the misuse of social media. I think the…

Unsafe streets

Rising crime in Pakistan seems to be threatening the social fabric of Pakistani society. Some argue that while street crimes get more attention in the media, other crimes remain ignored.…

World Quds Day

This year’s World Quds Day is commemorated under circumstances in which we are witness to one of the biggest cases of murder and genocide in history. The deep humanitarian catastrophe…

State of lawlessness

As we can all see and read frequently in both mainstream and social media, a new wave of crime is sweeping across the nation. This is perhaps most visible in…

Digital safety

Canada has introduced very important legislation to make social media platforms accountable for combating harmful content on the internet and for ensuring a safer digital space for all people in…

The PTA’s obfuscation

X (formerly Twitter) is officially blocked in Pakistan and finally there is proof. On March 20, 2024, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), in response to petitions challenging the restriction on…