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Voice of Sindh – Part I

How can a cultural and literary event generate so much controversy and opposition? Well, if two brave women play a leading role in it, it does. Amar Sindhu and Arfana…

Ignoring catastrophes

As world leaders scramble to deal with the catastrophe in Ukraine, they seem to be ignoring the plight of Yemeni and Afghan people who have been ruined by terrible conflicts.…

A fighter to the last

Veteran Baloch progressive leader and president of the Awami Workers Party (AWP) Yousuf Mustikhan passed away early morning on September 29, 2022 after a prolonged struggle against cancer. Wrapped in…

Mr Dar and the Triple-C challenge

The ‘Triple-C’ crisis (Covid-19, conflict, and climate change) is giving sleepless nights to finance ministers worldwide. Let me explain why: Take Covid-19 first; the global economy shrank by around 4.3…

Perils of desperation

There is so much about democracy which is being bandied around every day that it drives one sick, particularly when this harangue is nothing but a mammoth compilation of blatant…

Extreme hunger

If the war in Ukraine, that was initiated three months ago, does not end, and without a reduction in the growing number of conflicts in other parts of the world,…

Budget with a sanity deficit

At a time when Pakistan is going through some of the worst economic challenges in its chequered history, the federal government has come up with a budget that speaks volumes…

Global food crisis

As parents and global citizens, we are very worried about the cost-of-living crisis that the world is facing – the worst in over a generation. The interlinked shocks of the…

The dissolution debate

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in its recent ruling in the PTI ‘prohibited funding case’ said that the PTI had received prohibited funding from foreigners. Thereafter, the federal government…

Ninety years of a full life [Part – II]

In Lahore, the 1960s began with devastating news for all progressive and left-wing activists. Hassan Nasir, a young communist leader, was arrested and tortured to death by the goons of…