Pakistan’s radicalisation problem begins at school

April 8, 2017: Pakistan’s radicalisation problem begins at school (Daily Times) In 2010, Pakistan’s Parliament devolved education as well as the powers to set school…

Five myths that need to be buried for good

July 1, 2017: Five myths that need to be buried for good (Daily Times) Popular narratives in Pakistan regurgitated by civil and military leadership with…

Blasphemer hunting must stop

April 13, 2017: Blasphemer hunting must stop (Daily Times) The violent passions incited in many sections of Pakistani society by accusations of blasphemy were on…

Media portrayals of Muslims fuel xenophobia

July 8, 2017: Media portrayals of Muslims fuel xenophobia (Daily Times) Scholars who undertook a study on how Western media covers terrorism have confirmed what…

Let’s accept what we have done to ourselves

April 15, 2017: Let’s accept what we have done to ourselves  (Daily Times) The lynching of Mashal Khan by fellow students at an educational campus in Mardan, Khyber…

An elusive victory

April 20, 2017: An elusive victory (Daily Times) Third time elected PM has once again survived in office. Two Supreme Court judges in their dissenting…

Go Nawaz go . . . for an early election

April 22, 2017: Go Nawaz go . . . for an early election (Daily Times) The third term of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has…

Threatening the regulators?

May 10, 2017: Threatening the regulators? (Daily Times) Recent revelations by Print and Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) Chairman Absar Alam, made to representatives of…

An icon for a sane, just Pakistan

Salmaan Taseer’s defiance of convention and collective cowardice is one of the watersheds of Pakistan’s contemporary history. His defence of a poor Christian woman…

Remembering Faiz and his Culture Policy of early 1970s

Today is the 26th death anniversary of Faiz Ahmed Faiz whose life and works are national assets. Faiz was a torchbearer of the glorious…