Even pseudo-elections could have done some good had Pakistan’s real issues been addressed.
Religious communalism in reincarnated India is no longer considered abhorrent.
Dealing with Pakistan’s estranged nationalists needs political sagacity.
Pakistani degrees will soon become trash in the global marketplace for jobs but there is a way out.
Afghans in Pakistan must be dealt with as per universal norms that respect human rights.
The West’s blank cheque for Israel is a renunciation of universalism and an endorsement of tribalism.
Religious fanaticism spreads when those in power deliberately employ faith to further their political ambitions.
That India succeeds while Pakistan fails in space owes to the different quality of their education.
Security doesn’t explain why you are stopped again and again at checkpoints by gun-toting soldiers.
By robbing its young of their power to reason, Pakistan is choosing backwardness over prosperity.
Eqbal’s utterances of 50-60 years ago remain startlingly relevant in today’s troubled times.
Two recent maritime tragedies remind us of two non-communicating, very different Pakistans.
Imran Khan is paying the price for his hubris and arrogance but this is no occasion for rejoicing.
Pakistan’s downward spiral owes to misplaced priorities, the army’s role, and deliberate miseducation.
Hyper religiosity promoted through state institutions, toxic education in our schools is not getting us admiration anywhere.
No political party has any credible plan to rescue the economy.
Without a fresh approach to understanding Balochistan, the past may repeat itself with dire consequences.
Europe was ruined by war, but Pakistan fell on its knees because of its own doing.
Pakistan’s plight isn’t solely because its elite are corrupt; their values and worldview have failed.
The mother of all questions is never asked – why should Pakistan fight the TTP?