To wilfully use religious sentiment for worldly gain is now firmly part of Pakistan’s political culture.
Pakistan has produced many good cricketers and businessmen but not a single mathematician.
These elections will be neither free nor fair but to vote is still important.
To gag voices that dare criticise abuse of power cannot lead to a better and more viable Pakistan.
Science suffocates when scientists are judged by their religion, race or ethnicity.
India would have been a dump for crackpot science had Modi been its first prime minister.
Greed-propelled professors must be stopped from wrecking Quaid-i-Azam University.
Missiles like Shaheen or Agni are minor technical feats but testing them helps create war psychosis.
Exceptional genes plus fortunate circumstances is why some become maths-science superstars.
While PTV can be criticised, it has stayed above the gutter-level broadcasts of some private TV channels.
Siding with those who deliberately seek to starve Yemen’s children has degraded Pakistan’s moral status.
Operation Zarb-i-Azb’s success has persuaded the army that deviant militants can be successfully crushed.
There’s a belated realisation that thousands of Pakistani lives were lost to militancy fuelled by hate material.
The most worrying aspect of the QAU strike is that it exposes Pakistan’s failed attempt at nation building.
Pakistan’s generals and politicians would rather bomb IS than argue logically against it.
Football and cricket are supposed to keep students away from guns and bombs. Should one laugh or cry?
Religion in politics produces a highly toxic, explosive mix.
The Indian pilot’s mistake could have activated Pakistan’s war plans and triggered its nuclear assets.
It is time to give the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation a decent burial.
Our universities need to be reoriented towards teaching and moved away from so-called research.