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Living in a nightmare

The recent protests against inflated bills seem to be suggesting that people are no longer ready to tolerate the skyrocketing inflation that has been plaguing the lives of more than…

State of surveillance

Imagine you are walking in a park on a bright sunny morning. As you sit down on a bench, three police officers walk towards you and stand at a distance.…

The state of the media

In today’s constantly changing world, even as the print media somewhat sadly fades away, the media in all its other forms has become a more and more powerful entity. We…

Pakistan’s regional policy

It is axiomatic that Pakistan’s regional policy should be anchored to ground realities instead of being based on wishful thinking and pious hopes. Historical record, however, reveals that in many…

Habitual issues

When so many people work and interact at industrial and commercial establishments, conflicts between them are bound to arise. Similarly, management may have to deal with disciplinary matters as employees…

Streamlining SOE privatization

In my previous piece in the pages (‘Privatize SOEs, please’, April 1), I had endeavoured to establish the need to aggressively and urgently privatize SOEs to save over a trillion…

The economy of space

Owing to phenomenal advancements in communication technology and artificial intelligence (AI), space has become yet another frontier of human exploration. While the growing weaponization of space has become an issue…