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Unseen scars

Children with a fractured or no relationship with their fathers are proven to be 43 per cent less likely to graduate college, 20 per cent more likely to use hard…

Letter to Biden

he following is a condensed version of a longer open letter to US President Joe Biden: Dear Mr President, we wish you all the success during your ensuing visit to…

Camp David politics

The just-concluded Camp David summit, which included South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, is being interpreted in various colours by…

The new high treason

Accountability in Pakistan is not a new endeavour. Successive governments, whether democratic or military, have initiated accountability programmes, ostensibly to fight corruption and promote transparency. However, time and again, these…

The date debate

Mark Tushnet in his book ‘Why the constitution matters’ argues that the constitution matters because it provides a structure for a civil government that assures liberties. In developing democracies, constitutions…

LSM sector travails

Large-scale manufacturing (LSM) sector, as per data released by the Finance Division, registered negative 8.1 percent July-March 2023 and peaked at negative 25 percent in March 2023. By April this…

A shameful chapter indeed

The Friday Column By the time this piece appears in the press, the most dishonourable bunch ever in the history of Pakistan, led by that inveterate pretender to the top…

Electoral reforms

A joint session of parliament passed the Elections (Amendment) Bill 2023 last week. Through this bill, the coalition government has made 54 amendments in the Election Act 2017, most of…

A tsunami of loans

Pakistan is under a severe debt trap, suffering from economic stagnation, economic slack and high inflation. There seems to be no solution to the country’s economic woes as the IMF’s…