Umair Javed

Dystopian future

No one will voluntarily give up violence as long as everyone else is able to use it for some advantage. Updated Dec 08, 2014 05:29am

‘Liberating’ Sindh

Sindh has suffered on several accounts, many times over and above the negligence of its political governments. Published Nov 24, 2014 02:57am

Zulfiqar Khosa’s dissent

An entire generation of Muslim Leaguers has been sidelined by Punjab itself. Published Nov 10, 2014 01:22am

Lahore’s tryst with modernity

Privileged Lahoris take immense pride in living in a more advanced city than their cousins in provincial Punjab. Published Oct 27, 2014 01:59am

Contesting VIP culture

The culture of the state granting favours to the elite, or the elite privatising state resources for their own benefit, Updated Oct 13, 2014 09:09am

South Punjab as a solution

Out of all proposals, the case for south Punjab is perhaps the most immediate. Published Sep 29, 2014 06:14am

More, not less

Forcefully displacing one set of individuals will not automatically produce angelic democrats. Updated Sep 15, 2014 06:15am

An early post-mortem

What will come out of this is the same old discourse around civilian politicians — that they’re corrupt and prone to Published Sep 01, 2014 05:55am

A household quarrel

The PTI’s pitched battle against the PML-N is moulded across an artificial divide. Updated Aug 18, 2014 01:37am

Between Gaza and Gujranwala

How the state views a particular issue, or a particular group, becomes a first-level determinant of the public’s moral Published Aug 04, 2014 05:59am

Retail Ramazan

Rampant commercialism in Ramazan is completely in line with the nature and history of Pakistan’s economic growth. Updated Jul 21, 2014 12:29am

Ideological welfare

A REPORT published recently in this paper shed light on the relief efforts undertaken by religious groups in areas... Published Jul 07, 2014 01:15am

Questions worth asking

Militant groups and everyday reactionaries found in workplaces, neighbourhoods and mosques are all part of the same Published Jun 23, 2014 01:24am

Ishaq Dar’s value

AT one point during the budget speech, the difference between Ishaq Dar and his predecessors became fairly apparent... Updated Jun 09, 2014 11:27pm

Attention deficit

RECENTLY, the All Pakistan Alliance for Katchi Abadis, the Awami Workers Party and hundreds of residents ... Published May 26, 2014 07:08am

Paucity of options

RASHID Rehman Khan, lawyer and human rights activist, was gunned down in cold blood for defending a young man ... Published May 12, 2014 07:40am

Our security obsession

EVENTS over the past two weeks have revealed the degree to which the process of democratisation in Pakistan remains... Published Apr 28, 2014 06:12am

Middle class politics

SINCE 2007, a growing middle class and its engagement with the political sphere has been the subject of much... Published Apr 14, 2014 07:42am

Who rules Pakistan?

A MONTH or so ago, political economist Akbar Zaidi published a piece in Economic and Political Weekly calling for a... Published Mar 31, 2014 08:02am