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Political morality

THERE’S no denying the economic collapse under the PTI, or the capitulation of all parties that squandered the opportunity for a democratic corrective by passing the amendment to the Army…

Protecting human rights

Every year, December 10 is marked across the globe as International Human Rights Day, commemorating the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly…

Immigrant abuse

In mid-September, several organisations including Project South filed a complaint with the inspector-general of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS OIG) about medical abuse immigrants were facing at the Irwin…

An unnatural governing order

Can Pakistan’s political system sustain the current dysfunction it faces? Not for an indeterminate period. No system can withstand an unmitigated run of what is best described as ‘unnaturalness’. Sheikh…

On existing peacefully

Pakistan and India are stuck in a zero-sum game and have not yet been able to escape from the prisoner’s dilemma. A number of armed conflicts, most often indecisive, could…

Books and bills

Over four hundred people have signed a letter to the Punjab Assembly, demanding that the Punjab Tahaffuz-e-Bunyad-e-Islam Bill 2020 be withdrawn in its entirety owing to several legal issues stemming…

Rise Of Surveillance Capitalism

Rise of surveillance capitalism

A few years ago, after the 2008 financial crash, Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone described Goldman Sachs, that great titan of financial capitalism, as a “great vampire squid wrapped around…

Human rights priorities

ON Monday, when the nations of the world celebrate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Pakistan government too will be expected to…

Ah, But Who’s In Control?

Ah, but who’s in control?

This new year, it seems, is ominously taking a wrong turn. We do not know where it is headed. Though uncertain times do breed such apprehensions and the birth of…