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Our Never-ending Battle Against Extremism

Our never-ending battle against extremism

“No citizen otherwise qualified for appointment in the service of Pakistan shall be discriminated against in respect of any such appointment on the ground only of race, religion, caste, sex,…

Ready For Change?

Ready for change?

We can be sure that the establishment has a list of its virulent critics who have possibly been framed in some kind of a rogues’ gallery. The time has come…

A Matter Of Style

A matter of style

Starting from July 25, the day Imran Khan emerged victorious in the general election, and particularly since his swearing-in as the country’s premier on August 18, we are learning much…

Missteps?

Missteps?

It is hard to understand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s standards of likes and dislikes. No one knows exactly what qualities of Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa impressed the prime minister when…

United We Stand

United we stand

September 6 is no doubt an unforgettable day in our national history. To show solidarity with our brave soldiers, I also attended the ceremony held at the GHQ Rawalpindi to…

To Humanise Our Youth

To humanise our youth

Being young in any society in whichever period of time is tough and exhilarating. Being young at this time in Pakistan is exceptionally challenging. It is a journey from adolescence…

The Spy Chronicles

It is the season of name-calling, especially the choice epithet: 'traitor'. Recently former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was roundly condemned as a 'traitor' because he had the temerity to ask…

Beyond The Revelations

Beyond the revelations

Pakistan is one of the many countries that have been terribly affected by religious extremism. But it is surprising to note that the revelations made by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad…

Who Should Lead A Debate On BISP?

Who should lead a debate on BISP?

Between 1999 and 2005, General Musharraf had sanctified a dramatic expansion of the responsibilities of the officer corps of the army. As Waziristan was coming under the control of what…

Time to excise this sore

By now Pakistan must be a strong contender for the Guinness Book of World Records as the nation with the most own goals, the latest being the killing of Afghan…