Murtaza Razvi

Where to with anti-Americanism?

We will be deceiving ourselves by focusing on the half truth that the US needs Pakistan; we also need the US and its allies for a chance at survival. Published Apr 06, 2012 12:05pm

Balochistan and the media

Dissident Baloch nationalists are these days seen speaking their minds on TV. Published Mar 09, 2012 04:50pm

United we fall?

National security indeed is a matter of utmost concern for our civil-military establishment policy makers; it has... Published Feb 24, 2012 06:26pm

A case of double standards

It’s not only the West, but also Muslims who have double standards, Pakistanis and Arabs more so than others. While... Published Feb 17, 2012 06:06pm

‘Thanks to Allah’

—Photo courtesy of Fayyaz Ahmed ‘Thanks to Allah’, as our cricketers would say, “Just 40.1 per cent of the 5-16 age... Published Feb 10, 2012 05:48pm

Why this kolavari di?

-Photo Courtesy Ayesha Vellani/White Star What have the Ahmadis done to deserve this treatment in this Islamic... Published Feb 03, 2012 04:46pm

Cultural heritage in ruins

AT the ruins of the first and second cities of Taxila, Sirkap (1st century BCE to 2nd century CE) and Sirsukh (2nd to 5th century CE), it’s business as usual. The pushy minders tell you that you may do still photography and no filming, hoping that you’d o Published Feb 02, 2012 10:00pm

Holy bans only

While in a Karachi park a frenzied, self-righteous TV show host chased couples out on a date filming them without... Published Jan 27, 2012 01:43pm

Strange ways of democracy

BEING a public servant in a democracy is a strange business; one slip of the tongue and you may lose your job. It sounds even stranger to Pakistani ears. Norway’s national security chief’s resignation is a case in point. Published Jan 23, 2012 12:00am

No Jack hit, this one!

Some in the Pakistan’s self-righteous media brigade downgraded Ijaz from Senior Jack of all trades to Junior Jack. Published Jan 20, 2012 10:36am

Mad Hatter’s party

The court has given the government six more days in which to show cause for non-compliance with the court orders,... Published Jan 10, 2012 03:05pm

Chinese, made in Pakistan

One fine, i.e. muggy, September morning in Karachi, education lovers in the Sindh government decided that Mandarin should be taught at the secondary school level, and perhaps even be made mandatory, come 2013. Published Dec 31, 2011 12:16am

Women of disaster

HUMANITARIAN aid organisations estimate that some 1.2 million women of reproductive age are still caught up and marooned in the flooding that washed away their homes and subsistence livelihoods in Sindh. Published Dec 14, 2011 09:21pm

The state of general affairs

Given our internal rifts, political, religious, sectarian, government-military related heartburns, bad governance ... Published Dec 09, 2011 11:57am

Crackdown on nurses

THE nurses’ agitation recently on The Mall in Lahore to demand the implementation of higher pay scales promised to them by the health department Published Nov 26, 2011 09:15pm

Media's gaping hole

-Photo Illustration by Abro Hussain Haqqani’s was definitely last week’s most watched media trial on prime time TV.... Published Nov 25, 2011 10:35am

Wherewithal of change

OVER the years, tolerance of difference of opinion in our society has receded significantly. It has now come to the point where Published Nov 20, 2011 03:00am