براؤزنگ ٹیگ

Bangladesh

Sincerity Is Not Enough

No government in Pakistan has ever inherited a graver and more existentially challenging set of crises and problems than the PML-N-led national government will do when it formally assumes office on June 5, 2013. The PML-N has acquired,…

Double-Edged Swords

Following the April 24 collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, which killed (at last count) 1,127 factory workers, a group of the world’s leading apparel and retail companies got together to adopt a…

A Tale Of Two Tragedies

September 11, 2012 – over 1,000 workers reported for duty at Karachi’s Baldia garment factory, most for the last time in their lives. Till today, we are unclear over how many of them were there at the start of the day and how many were…

Population Bomb

Most educated people in Pakistan agree with the fact that the country’s population has been growing at an alarming rate during the past few decades. Pakistan was only the second country after India that started an official family planning…

Shahbag

On March 12, Dhaka witnessed scenes of mayhem yet again. Rocked by bombs, the city also saw fierce clashes between opposition activists and the police. Since the start of fresh triangulated political confrontation between ‘Shahbag…

Let The Task Begin

The higher education sector is the most important producer of knowledge. Models of economic growth have underscored the central role of knowledge accumulation to the GDP. The modern higher education sector, with its mix of teaching,…

Overlooked Demographics

There are some facts that both news reporters and readers become overly fond of. For example, it is a fact that populations across the Muslim world are growing at an unprecedented rate and Muslim countries are being overrun by their youth.…

Justice Or Revenge?

The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) set up in Bangladesh in 2010 by Prime Minister Hasina Wajid’s Awami League government, sentenced Abdul Quader Mollah, a senior Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader, to life imprisonment on February 5 for…

India And Hate

The terrible gang rape of a college student on a public bus in the Indian capital might end up having an impact beyond the country’s borders. Although an internal matter, this particular incident concerns India’s neighbours like Pakistanis,…

Bilour’s Call

It is surprising that many people were shocked when Railways Minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour announced a head bounty of $100,000 for the American filmmaker of the blasphemous movie. One only had to recall the elderly Bilour’s previous…