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Men, Women And The City

Men, women and the city

It happened around dusk, the time when the cities of South Asia, Lahore and Delhi and Mumbai and Karachi exhale collectively and let millions out into the streets to begin…

A Lethal Nexus

A lethal nexus

It is time to note the voice of anguish and desperation of senior police commanders. “The more serious problem in Pakistan is that the terrorists and insurgents are getting aligned…

Justice For The ‘disappeared’

Justice for the ‘disappeared’

The attorney general of Pakistan recently informed the Supreme Court that over 500 persons reported to be ‘missing’ were in the custody of security agencies. This revelation comes after security…

The Day Of Judgement

The Day of Judgement

HUMAN nature, when in a good mood, takes pride in saving a fellow being from impending tragedy. A good case can now be made for saving a person including one…

Cry, Lyari, Cry

Cry, Lyari, cry

For the past several years now, Lyari has existed as a living tragedy and a festering wound of Karachi – the country’s commercial and financial capital. It is a place…

Politics Of Plots And Perks

Politics of plots and perks

The ruling elites of Pakistan - military-judiciary-civil complex, businessmen-turned-politicians and absentee land owners - are responsible for the present economic mess, that has pushed the country into a deadly debt…

Who Will Police The Police?

Who will police the police?

Everything is rotten about the state of policing in Pakistan: politicised, incompetent, corrupt, insensitive, ill-disciplined, collusion with crime mafias, etc. So, who will police the police? The origins of abusive…

Don’t Resume Hanging

Don’t resume hanging

Among the first acts of the new rulers is their reported decision to roll back one of the most ennobling policies of the previous government — the moratorium on execution…