We like to show off just how pious we are.
Aasim Sajjad Akhtar
‘Terrorism’ in Pakistan is far from a straightforward matter.
The state has always treated ethnic Pakhtuns with suspicion.
The state itself is the heartbeat of a system in which historical oppression occurs.
The state chooses to criminalise populations it perceives as ‘threatening’.
The ‘property dealer’ has become the most savvy entrepreneur.
What is the position of those on the left of the political spectrum?
Legislation for LG elections has yet to be passed.
A sub-plot in the GB polls is the candidacy of Hunza native Baba Jan.
Hundreds of social media pages contain hate speech.
Class exploitation is rooted in the very veins of society.
Should we bask in the glory of China’s commitment?
The Baloch question does not even enjoy nominal coverage.
Human freedom cannot be traded for the so-called ‘good life’.
Technology cannot be considered an ‘objective good’.
The business of politics has been sullied by its protagonists.
Our default foreign policy position features suspicion.
There’s little chance of a Syriza-type project succeeding here.
It is no longer good enough to pin all blame on our rulers.
Different segments of the elite are all committed to sustaining the ‘system’.