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BY the time these lines see the light of the day the great hullabaloo over the Senate elections would have come to an end and the PTI regime might be…

Information integrity

A DETAILED investigation published this month by a European NGO revealed a disinformation network active for over 15 years primarily targeted at the European Union and United Nations in pushing…

Keyboard warriors

FIRST, a disclaimer: the premise for this piece is narrow, but it speaks to a larger problem within Pakistani public life. The number of people to whom this critique applies…

Justice on trial

THE Supreme Court may have pushed back an attempt to undermine the independence of the judiciary by quashing a malicious presidential reference against a fellow judge, but the threat is…

A new frontier

THE debate on the need for effective school policies to address child sexual abuse (CSA) has restarted. What is an effective CSA policy for schools and what should the government-regulated…

The parliament we need

THE Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services is an extremely useful institution created to assist members of parliament in the performance of their august tasks. Among other things the institute publishes…

Public choices

GOING by talk shows, it seems there is little common ground when it comes to debating politics. However, those that matter in the corridors of politics and power have the…

Kids on the street

We have a situation where men who claim piety speak out on all kinds of issues that should not involve them at all. Yet they remain silent when an incident…

The middle path

Liberals saw Mumtaz Qadri’s execution as the triumph of reason, while Islamists declared him a martyr. Friday sermons thundered at the injustice of rulers. In such polarised times, is there…

How to mainstream Fata

The persistent struggle for equal rights and the matchless sacrifices by the people of former FATA, along with tireless efforts by activists, finally forced policymakers to work towards mainstreaming the…