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Language Wars

Language wars

It is easy to get embroiled in controversies of which there never seems to be a shortage in Pakistan. The online world has ensured that any contentious bit of news…

Countering Violent Extremism

Countering violent extremism

Political turmoil is fast becoming a permanent feature of Pakistan’s state of affairs. While political opposition and dissent are generally deemed positive democratic norms, in Pakistan’s context, however, these are…

Invigorating Fiscal Management – I

Invigorating fiscal management – I

Since the introduction of the 18th Constitutional Amendment, incorporated in the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan ["the Constitution"] on April 10, 2010, fiscal management, both at federal and provincial…

Manufacturing History

Manufacturing history

“Who controls the past, controls the future. Who controls the present, controls the past.” — George Orwell, 1984. The collective memory of our nation has transcended into something of a spectacular…

Funding Bigotry

Funding bigotry

The Taliban inside Imran Khan resurfaced last week when he vehemently defended the KP government’s decision to hand out a hefty sum of Rs300 million to a madressah notorious for…

A Young Woman Is Not To Be

A young woman is not to be

When Hillary Clinton made history and became the presumptive presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, she said her victory was “for every little girl who dreams big”. Alas, so many…

A Secular Man?

A secular man?

The Council of Islamic Ideology has recently drawn enormous attention for its reactionary statements on everything from women’s rights to the Panama Papers. If you had to guess when Pakistan…

Extremism In Books

Extremism in books

When it comes to countering extremism, Pakistan’s approach is primarily reactive, with diagnostic efforts largely absent. Unfortunately, extremism and terrorism have grown to such an extent that we no longer…