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Violations of privacy rights

Pakistan not only faces economic and political challenges but has also to contend with multiple pressing issues highlighting the complexities of country’s socio-political topography and diverse array of obstacles it…

How to be a better thinker

In response to my previous article ‘What have we become?’ (March 4), I received many appreciation emails from my readers. Some asked for more details about how to evaluate beliefs…

Governance for the people

Successive governments in Pakistan have rarely paid attention to human development indicators. The development model that the political elite follows favours a tiny section of the super-rich. However, it is…

Not an elitist festival

Despite all the criticism for being an ‘elite’ show for ‘burger’ families, the Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) organized by the Oxford University Press (OUP) remains a fest for those interested…

Ahsan Raza won’t vote

We do not know if Ahsan Raza Rizvi, a small businessman dealing in garments, had any interest in politics or if he felt connected to the election campaign. Did he…

Busting saffron terror

India’s phenomenal rise has amazed the world. Its GDP growth rate averaged around 6-7 per cent annually in the last two decades, making it one of the fastest-growing major economies.…

A pioneer

THE women’s movement in Pakistan has come a long way since its inception. It has assumed different forms and strategies during the course of its development while focusing on the…

Digital policy

IN a recent address, caretaker Minister for IT and Telecom, Umar Saif, spoke about payment gateways for freelancers to receive payments at ease in Pakistan. He spoke of a communication…

Fact, fiction, and some truth

Today we have entered a new age where it is difficult to distinguish between truth, fiction and propaganda. Social media has become the main source of information for a vast…