What the Karachi airport attack says about the Pakistani Taliban

By Raza Rumi, Special for CNN Editor’s note: Raza Rumi is a policy analyst, columnist and consulting editor at The Friday Times, Pakistan. He is also…

Pakistan: At the edge of the abyss?

Pakistan’s blasphemy law is used to fuel violence and death. The recent murder of a brave human rights lawyer Rashid Rehman reminds us of…

Khushwant Singh: The last Pakistani living on Indian soil

My tribute to KS (first published in DAWN on March 30) IT is difficult to evaluate the legacy of writer, journalist and an icon…

Displacement & Discontent – Basti by Intizar Husain

THE publication of Basti’s translation is an important literary milestone. The author, Intizar Husain, is perhaps the greatest living Urdu writer and his genius…

Social media and Pakistan – prospects and possibilities

In a picture taken on May 27, 2010 Pakistani IT professionals Omer Zaheer (L) and Arslan Chaudhry browse their newly created networking site in…

The trajectory of peace

By Raza Rumi The dramatic events of the past few days have far-reaching repercussions on the future of global terrorism and US policy in…

Reforming the education system

By Raza Rumi The recent debates on education have also highlighted how the education sector is not receiving its due compared to say defence,…

My session with Intizar Husain: Karachi Literature Festival 2011

Huma Imitiaz has summed up the session I moderated at the KLF. Huma has been kind to me but I am just a humble…

Trade with India is a rational policy choice

  China and Taiwan are sworn enemies. In 2009, the total volume of their trade was 110 billion dollars. India’s trade is expanding with…

An Unlikely Catalyst For Change

Published in Tehelka this week AFTER 37 YEARS OF POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY, PAKISTAN’S CONSTITUTION HAS BEEN RECAST ON ZARDARI’S WATCH. WILL IT HELP REKINDLE DEMOCRACY,…

Chronicles foretold

A piece that I wrote with Asad Sayeed for The Friday Times. This piece was written before the long March and the subsequent developments…

Guest Stars at the Long March

My article that appeared in Dawn. here. THE enthusiasts for the long march towards Islamabad are justifiably feeling let down by the grand posturing,…

Pakistan’s Media – responsibility must anchor freedom

My piece that was published earlier this week: IT is a truism that media freedom in Pakistan today has been earned after a long…
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