Pervez Hoodbhoy

Pakistan badly needs a rudder

Pakistan badly needs a rudder

To avoid shipwreck, Pakistan will have to deal effectively with militarism, overpopulation, and its skill deficit. Updated 21 May, 2022 09:07am
Yearning for the Miracle Man

Yearning for the Miracle Man

PTI chief taps both into widespread social grievances and into the weak reasoning skills of his devotees. Updated 30 Apr, 2022 08:26am
The ‘honest’ captain myth

The ‘honest’ captain myth

Imran Khan may not be a money-chaser but his lust for power makes him dangerous for Pakistan. Updated 09 Apr, 2022 08:46pm
Balochistan: the foreign hand?

Balochistan: the foreign hand?

Forcibly disappearing Baloch students won’t eliminate terrorism but will weaken the federation of Pakistan. Updated 26 Feb, 2022 08:28am
Another scam in the making

Another scam in the making

Converting the PM House into a university is unworkable, wildly extravagant, and must be stopped. Updated 05 Feb, 2022 08:07pm
Khorana is ours too

Khorana is ours too

Unless Pakistanis learn to value the works of non-Muslims, science in Pakistan shall remain dead. Updated 15 Jan, 2022 08:23am
The pitfalls of ideology

The pitfalls of ideology

Recep Erdogan and Imran Khan have given the driving seat to emotion and the back seat to reason. Updated 26 Dec, 2021 01:45pm
The mutawwa are coming

The mutawwa are coming

Magistrates with armed police escorts are interrogating seven- to 12-year-olds on their Quran-reading skills. Updated 04 Dec, 2021 03:24pm
No, it wasn’t a surrender

No, it wasn’t a surrender

With TLP on board and TTP nearly so, PM Khan has scored a century against the ‘bloody liberals’ he hates. Updated 13 Nov, 2021 10:53am
What should Imran Khan do?

What should Imran Khan do?

Making a mishmash of religion and politics won’t turn Pakistan into a welfare state. Here’s what can. Updated 23 Oct, 2021 07:59am
Learning from Afghanistan

Learning from Afghanistan

Though weak and corrupt, the former Afghan government has left behind excellent school textbooks. Updated 02 Oct, 2021 07:51am
A reformed Taliban?

A reformed Taliban?

Pakistan should welcome the Taliban’s new face but must resolutely insist upon their civilised behaviour. Updated 28 Aug, 2021 09:03am
Who messed up Afghanistan?

Who messed up Afghanistan?

Russia and USA are squarely responsible for Afghanistan’s tragedy but Pakistan is certainly not innocent. Updated 31 Jul, 2021 08:23am
What to learn from China?

What to learn from China?

Certainly not how minorities should be treated! But there’s much else that China can teach Pakistan. Updated 10 Jul, 2021 08:37am
Cost of enforced modesty

Cost of enforced modesty

By inviting mullahs to regulate biology textbooks the PTI government has put Pakistan in reverse gear. Updated 19 Jun, 2021 08:17am
Why are Arabs so powerless?

Why are Arabs so powerless?

Israelis have long known that brain will rule over brawn, a fact that some Arab rulers are only just discovering. Updated 29 May, 2021 08:07am
Will OIC confront France?

Will OIC confront France?

For Pakistan to keep its GSP-Plus status it will have to show the EU that it treats its blasphemy accused fairly. Updated 08 May, 2021 12:00pm
Exempt from accountability?

Exempt from accountability?

PM Khan has done a disservice to Pakistan by exempting certain institutions from performance requirements. Updated 17 Apr, 2021 08:15am