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Umair Javed

Private schooling and inequality

Given the presence of affluent offspring in elite schools, the pressure to improve govt schooling no longer exists. Updated May 25, 2015 08:55am

Compulsory patriotism

In this country, when anyone talks about the state in the context of nationalism and patriotism, they mean the army. Published May 11, 2015 12:46am

Lessons from NA-246

The recent by-election should serve as a reminder that bludgeoning a political reality through doctored confessions Published Apr 27, 2015 01:22am

A positive intervention

The courts’ diligence has not only made local government elections a strong probability, it has also led to the ... Published Apr 13, 2015 06:21am

The bazaar and mosque

It is fair to argue that ‘economic class’ as a rhetorical or a political category has very little appeal in... Published Mar 16, 2015 12:52am

Forcing an amendment

The practice of individuals buying their way into the Senate hardly stands blocked with this proposed change. Published Mar 02, 2015 07:15am

Lessons from Delhi

Even the once mighty Congress never quite managed to produce a state election victory as comprehensive as the Arvind Updated Feb 16, 2015 07:23am

Rezoning Lahore

The LDA’s own paradigm is completely fixed on building sprawling housing schemes for the already propertied. Published Feb 02, 2015 06:45am

Refashioning society

As of this moment, political parties and their ancillary organisations are the only ones capable of carrying out a Published Dec 22, 2014 03:08am

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