New US Administration And Indo-Pak Relations; Is There A Way Forward?

Raza Rumi shares key insights on impact of prospective Biden administration on foreign front, especially in South Asian context, Indo-Pak stalemate and nationalism, and…

Forget the world, militias are a threat to Pakistan

Sherin Zada/AP Photo FEBRUARY 25, 2018: Forget the world, militias are a threat to Pakistan (Daily Times)  The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an…

Asma Jahangir is no more — but her formidable legacy lives on

FEBRUARY 18, 2018: Asma Jahangir is no more — but her formidable legacy lives on (Daily Times) It will take some time to accept…

Young Pashtuns have shown the mirror to ‘mainstream’ Pakistan

A stage is set up in Islamabad during the protest demanding justice for Naqeebullah Mehsud.— Photo by Shakeel Qarar FEBRUARY 11, 2018: Young Pashtuns…

Miniature Painting Goes Global

Steeped in the past, and yet, modernist in its application, neo miniature is the new face of Pakistani miniature painting and art. Having evolved…

‘Blasphemy laws have become an instrument of malicious motives’

Published in The Friday Times (Nov. 27, 2015) The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in its new report On Trial: the Implementation of Pakistan’s Blasphemy…

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…