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Pervez Hoodbhoy

Religious bias okayed

Religious bias okayed

To wilfully use religious sentiment for worldly gain is now firmly part of Pakistan’s political culture. Updated Sep 15, 2018 10:36am
A Pakistani Hawking?

A Pakistani Hawking?

Pakistan has produced many good cricketers and businessmen but not a single mathematician. Updated Aug 25, 2018 08:44am
Cyber intimidation: a bad idea

Cyber intimidation: a bad idea

To gag voices that dare criticise abuse of power cannot lead to a better and more viable Pakistan. Updated Jun 23, 2018 08:39am
What India owes to Nehru

What India owes to Nehru

India would have been a dump for crackpot science had Modi been its first prime minister. Updated Apr 21, 2018 10:45am
A university self-destructs

A university self-destructs

Greed-propelled professors must be stopped from wrecking Quaid-i-Azam University. Updated Mar 31, 2018 10:31am
Missile worship not warranted

Missile worship not warranted

Missiles like Shaheen or Agni are minor technical feats but testing them helps create war psychosis. Published Mar 10, 2018 07:13am
Manipulating Pakistani minds

Manipulating Pakistani minds

While PTV can be criticised, it has stayed above the gutter-level broadcasts of some private TV channels. Updated Jan 31, 2018 08:40pm
Don’t dare mention Yemen

Don’t dare mention Yemen

Siding with those who deliberately seek to starve Yemen’s children has degraded Pakistan’s moral status. Updated Jan 06, 2018 08:41am
Mainstreaming jihad: why now?

Mainstreaming jihad: why now?

Operation Zarb-i-Azb’s success has persuaded the army that deviant militants can be successfully crushed. Published Dec 16, 2017 07:12am
Textbooks – kudos to Punjab

Textbooks – kudos to Punjab

There’s a belated realisation that thousands of Pakistani lives were lost to militancy fuelled by hate material. Updated Nov 25, 2017 07:47am
The QAU strike explained

The QAU strike explained

The most worrying aspect of the QAU strike is that it exposes Pakistan’s failed attempt at nation building. Published Nov 04, 2017 02:23am
Is IS actually bad? UnIslamic?

Is IS actually bad? UnIslamic?

Pakistan’s generals and politicians would rather bomb IS than argue logically against it. Published Oct 14, 2017 07:00am
Deradicalising our universities

Deradicalising our universities

Football and cricket are supposed to keep students away from guns and bombs. Should one laugh or cry? Published Sep 23, 2017 05:59am
Pak-India nuclear war — avoided

Pak-India nuclear war — avoided

The Indian pilot’s mistake could have activated Pakistan’s war plans and triggered its nuclear assets. Updated Aug 12, 2017 09:07am
Pakistan’s professor mafia

Pakistan’s professor mafia

Our universities need to be reoriented towards teaching and moved away from so-called research. Published Jul 01, 2017 07:07am