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Of extremes

Fleeting moments Public opinion stands divided between those who support negotiations with the Taliban and others who vehemently oppose such a move. The arguments...

Is Punjab Prepared?

Appeasement has a finite shelf life. Right now, Punjab is the eye of the hurricane where weather is ‘calm and free of clouds’. Make no mistake; outer rain bands are...

Return To Nature

The Wild Network is a group comprising hundreds of organisations committed to ending what is termed as a ‘nature deficit disorder’ in children. The group has come...

The One Percent

Gregory Mankiw’s essay, ‘Defending the one percent’, is a forceful response to Professor Joseph Stiglitz’s thesis against concentration of fortunes within the...

An Aircraft For Our Daughters

How many aircraft will we need to fly away all our daughters because the state can no longer protect them? More sad is the fact that there appears to be no urgency or...

Opposing Death

As Asif Zardari’s tenure comes to an end, many fear or hope that the moratorium on the death penalty will also conclude with his departure. International organisations...

An Anything Goes Society

While some are celebrating the peaceful transfer of power from one elected civilian regime to another, many feel their stomachs churning. We claim to exalt noble ideals,...

Restructuring Intelligence

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) of the UK ‘monitors communications worldwide for intelligence purposes’, and works under the foreign secretary. The...

The Challenge Of Recognition

Educational reforms are vociferously demanded by the Pakistani civil society and their cause is almost incessantly propped up by the media through documentary programmes...

Kohsar Moments

There is always a frisson of unease as I walk over or close to the spot where Salmaan Taseer was murdered. Who talks of him now, I sometimes wonder? And what of his...

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