The torture of Aftab Ahmed raises several questions about the investigative tactics of the law enforcers.
Why has malnutrition increased even as poverty has come down?
We seem to be telling our people that if you can get away with it, you should.
We have allowed our education system to fragment along many lines.
Do gated communities create security? Or do they reduce social capital in a society?
DHA, Lahore has adopted a clever scheme to make money.
Losing a loved one is hard enough. It needn’t be made worse by having to deal with patient care problems.
There is no primary doctor who coordinates with other specialists.
Short of a major shake-up, can we ensure the presence of quality-assurance mechanisms in institutions?
Successive governments have failed to provide a consistent policy for the automobile sector.
Students are just not able to go beyond the definitions of what they have learnt.
The story is one about poverty and the extremes of inequality this society appears to be willing to live with.
Entrenched and systemic power asymmetries are a serious issue in Pakistan
Effective regulators are needed to provide at least a semblance of checks on the executive.
There are hundreds of thousands of teachers who need to have access to good training.
Only when fees are going beyond the reach of middle-income groups do we hear calls for regulation.
There is a tremendous taboo on talking about or facing ability issues in Pakistan.
Even after 12 years of education, Amjad was barely literate.
Undergraduate degrees should not be seen as being tied too closely to job prospects.
Most students live in local contexts, but they do not exist in local contexts.