Pervez Hoodbhoy

No longer Jihadistan

No longer Jihadistan

Dealing with Pakistan’s estranged nationalists needs political sagacity. Updated 30 Dec, 2023 09:04am
Dump all degrees?

Dump all degrees?

Pakistani degrees will soon become trash in the global marketplace for jobs but there is a way out. Updated 13 Dec, 2023 12:18am
Scapegoating the refugee

Scapegoating the refugee

Afghans in Pakistan must be dealt with as per universal norms that respect human rights. Updated 18 Nov, 2023 08:35am
No innocents in Gaza

No innocents in Gaza

The West’s blank cheque for Israel is a renunciation of universalism and an endorsement of tribalism. Updated 28 Oct, 2023 09:29am
Is Pakistan unusual?

Is Pakistan unusual?

Religious fanaticism spreads when those in power deliberately employ faith to further their political ambitions. Updated 07 Oct, 2023 09:33am
Why Pakistan fails in space

Why Pakistan fails in space

That India succeeds while Pakistan fails in space owes to the different quality of their education. Updated 16 Sep, 2023 09:48am
Why these checkposts?

Why these checkposts?

Security doesn’t explain why you are stopped again and again at checkpoints by gun-toting soldiers. Updated 26 Aug, 2023 08:58am
Dumbed down deliberately

Dumbed down deliberately

By robbing its young of their power to reason, Pakistan is choosing backwardness over prosperity. Updated 05 Aug, 2023 08:45am
Algeria honours Eqbal Ahmad

Algeria honours Eqbal Ahmad

Eqbal’s utterances of 50-60 years ago remain startlingly relevant in today’s troubled times. Updated 15 Jul, 2023 09:14am
Two tragedies, two Pakistans

Two tragedies, two Pakistans

Two recent maritime tragedies remind us of two non-communicating, very different Pakistans. Updated 24 Jun, 2023 11:37am
Don’t ban PTI

Don’t ban PTI

Imran Khan is paying the price for his hubris and arrogance but this is no occasion for rejoicing. Updated 03 Jun, 2023 08:07am
Don’t blame Imran Khan alone

Don’t blame Imran Khan alone

Pakistan’s downward spiral owes to misplaced priorities, the army’s role, and deliberate miseducation. Updated 15 May, 2023 03:36pm
Muslims aren’t this way elsewhere

Muslims aren’t this way elsewhere

Hyper religiosity promoted through state institutions, toxic education in our schools is not getting us admiration anywhere. Updated 22 Apr, 2023 01:54pm
Balochistan misunderstood

Balochistan misunderstood

Without a fresh approach to understanding Balochistan, the past may repeat itself with dire consequences. Updated 11 Mar, 2023 09:06am
Don’t blame the Chinese

Don’t blame the Chinese

Europe was ruined by war, but Pakistan fell on its knees because of its own doing. Updated 18 Feb, 2023 08:25am
Why bash the elite?

Why bash the elite?

Pakistan’s plight isn’t solely because its elite are corrupt; their values and worldview have failed. Updated 28 Jan, 2023 08:59am
Why the TTP is undefeatable

Why the TTP is undefeatable

The mother of all questions is never asked – why should Pakistan fight the TTP? Updated 07 Jan, 2023 08:52am