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Pervez Hoodbhoy

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
Why remain a petro-puppet?

Why remain a petro-puppet?

Pakistan must declare its neutrality in the Saudi-Iran conflict by immediately quitting the Saudi-led IMA. Updated Jun 21, 2017 01:52pm
Kashmir: hard choices only

Kashmir: hard choices only

Kashmiri nationalists must realise the grave dangers of giving more space to religious extremists. Updated May 27, 2017 07:30pm
Why they lynched Mashal Khan

Why they lynched Mashal Khan

Much of the Pakistani public, tacitly or openly, endorses violent punishment of suspected blasphemers. Updated Apr 29, 2017 07:24am
End of enlightenment?

End of enlightenment?

Terrorism alone does not explain why the US is drifting away from its wonderful enlightenment ideals. Published Apr 08, 2017 03:29am
Who’s enemy number one?

Who’s enemy number one?

Only a miracle can now prevent Pakistan from becoming 400 million people in around 35 years. Updated Aug 26, 2017 09:24am
Rewarding men of war

Rewarding men of war

Gallantry has no place in this planet’s future wars. Technology will decide. Updated Feb 04, 2017 09:23am
Abducting social activists

Abducting social activists

The kidnappings are designed to eliminate the tiny sliver of cyberspace activists currently have. Updated Jan 14, 2017 06:21pm
Land grab at QAU — again

Land grab at QAU — again

Should public universities now buy their own AK-47s, rocket launchers and armoured vehicles? Updated Dec 24, 2016 01:24pm
The establishment’s dilemma

The establishment’s dilemma

Missing from the establishment’s perception of national interest is a positive vision for Pakistan’s future. Updated Nov 12, 2016 08:28am
Bogus university rankings

Bogus university rankings

If Thomson-Reuters has it right then Pakistanis should be out tonight dancing in the streets. Updated Oct 01, 2016 11:28am
The hanging of Mir Quasem Ali

The hanging of Mir Quasem Ali

Rather than try to defend war criminals, Pakistan must normalise relations with Bangladesh. Updated Sep 10, 2016 10:13am