Dawn News

Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

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

Ghetto culture

Class exploitation is rooted in the very veins of society. Published May 08, 2015 01:49am

Living in denial

Should we bask in the glory of China’s commitment? Updated Apr 24, 2015 03:00am

Balochistan test

The Baloch question does not even enjoy nominal coverage. Published Apr 10, 2015 01:34am

Lessons of history

Human freedom cannot be traded for the so-called ‘good life’. Published Mar 27, 2015 02:18am

At the cutting edge

Technology cannot be considered an ‘objective good’. Published Mar 13, 2015 01:28am

The bigger beast

The business of politics has been sullied by its protagonists. Published Feb 27, 2015 01:15am