Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

Union busting

PML-N’s disdain for basic rights shows in its tactics against unions. Published Feb 12, 2016 01:05am

What revolution?

We focus only on the shiny, liberating elements at our peril. Published Jan 29, 2016 03:26am

Ideology is dead?

Foreign investment is touted as the panacea for all our woes. Published Jan 15, 2016 01:01am

New Year resolution

So far, all our resolutions have focused on defeating terrorism. Published Jan 01, 2016 01:21am

The pink tide

A genuine alternative to capitalism is needed. Published Dec 18, 2015 01:26am

A rigged system

Manipulating the poll process appears to be the rule. Published Dec 04, 2015 01:08am

Who runs Pakistan?

Many actors are part of our political economy story. Updated Nov 20, 2015 10:59am

The Turkish model

We are more familiar with home-grown Ataturks than we think. Published Nov 06, 2015 01:28am

Always on the move

Labour flows towards capital-rich heartlands. Published Oct 23, 2015 01:02am

The real opposition

There’s little to distinguish the PTI from the PML-N. Published Oct 09, 2015 01:39am

Spirit of sacrifice

We like to show off just how pious we are. Published Sep 25, 2015 02:09am

History repeated

‘Terrorism’ in Pakistan is far from a straightforward matter. Published Sep 11, 2015 01:41am

Our Afghan problem

The state has always treated ethnic Pakhtuns with suspicion. Published Aug 28, 2015 12:57pm

What freedom?

The state itself is the heartbeat of a system in which historical oppression occurs. Updated Aug 14, 2015 02:33pm

Two operations

The state chooses to criminalise populations it perceives as ‘threatening’. Published Jul 31, 2015 03:40am

The new magnates

The ‘property dealer’ has become the most savvy entrepreneur. Published Jul 17, 2015 02:58am

Agents of change

What is the position of those on the left of the political spectrum? Published Jul 03, 2015 01:20am

Islamabad’s polls

Legislation for LG elections has yet to be passed. Published Jun 19, 2015 02:01am

On the periphery

A sub-plot in the GB polls is the candidacy of Hunza native Baba Jan. Published Jun 05, 2015 05:06am

Social media war

Hundreds of social media pages contain hate speech. Published May 22, 2015 01:54am