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Pakistan in a new world

Analysts often promote the perception that the world order has moved away from cooperation and conciliation towards coercion and confrontation but fail to identify the phase when the world was…

How a language dies

A language dies when nobody speaks it anymore. Why a language dies is a pertinent question asked by linguists and activists alike. Linguists and activists across the world have shown…

Why are people leaving Pakistan?

“It’s not just the younger lot – people of all ages turn up to my office daily. They are so tired and frustrated; it literally seems they want to run…

The missing ingredients in Pakistan

Since the 18thCentury, one country after another has experienced what Harvard economist Rostow called a “take off into sustained growth”. Rostow stated that, every once in a while, something happens…

LSM sector travails

Large-scale manufacturing (LSM) sector, as per data released by the Finance Division, registered negative 8.1 percent July-March 2023 and peaked at negative 25 percent in March 2023. By April this…

A red carpet for India

It was ironic for the White House to condemn cross-border terrorism in the context of Pakistan-India relations while playing host to the man who as chief minister masterminded the 2004…

The evolving faces of fascism

The dawn of the age of enlightenment helped Western civilization separate politics from religion and shifted the process of wealth creation away from land owners towards industrialists. The social consequence…

Where is Pakistan’s soft power?

At a time when Pakistan is in the grip of civil unrest and the political and economic crisis, its soft power image for which the country struggled long and hard…

The fight for welfare

The Lawyers Welfare and Protection Act, 2023 was passed by the National Assembly on March 29, 2023 – making waves across the country and capturing the attention of lawyers, jurists…

Constitutionalism: the missing links

This April marks the golden jubilee of the adoption of the 1973 constitution. The last 50 years have been a bumpy ride for the basic law of the land. Three…