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Change for the better

Pakistan is a country that has a plague-like problem of abusing women, including everything from domestic violence to child marriage. Only recently, the former wife of a much-celebrated actor came…

Confiscation and recovery of assets

Countries should consider adopting measures that allow such proceeds or instrumentalities to be confiscated without requiring a criminal conviction (non-conviction-based confiscation), or which require an offender to demonstrate the lawful…

The exploiter and the exploited

We have turned into a society where exploitation is a game too many people play. We see it in the cases hanging before the courts, where pensioners from banks and…

Refugee issue

The arrival of 100,000 Ukrainians would be one of the largest resettlement operations in US history, but would make only a small dent in view of the ten million displaced…

Conflict in Ethiopia

The unfolding Russian assault on Ukraine is pushing other global conflicts into the shadows, but the latter keep festering nonetheless. Some of these will also have important geostrategic consequences. One…

The writing on the wall

The major problem facing Pakistan for the last several decades is the fact that our exports are confined to low value-added goods, whereas the major opportunities lie in high technology…

Right person for the right job

The recent devastating floods in Pakistan have caused the largest displacement of people, dislodgement of animals and an acute shortage of food. Hundreds of thousands of people have become homeless,…

Refuge in Rwanda?

The British government announced in April that it had struck a deal to send potentially tens of thousands of asylum seekers to Rwanda. The arrangement attracted significant criticism from the…