Making a mishmash of religion and politics won’t turn Pakistan into a welfare state. Here’s what can.
Though weak and corrupt, the former Afghan government has left behind excellent school textbooks.
Even if targeted by extremists of other brands, Taliban need to abandon their earlier extremism.
Pakistan should welcome the Taliban’s new face but must resolutely insist upon their civilised behaviour.
Russia and USA are squarely responsible for Afghanistan’s tragedy but Pakistan is certainly not innocent.
Certainly not how minorities should be treated! But there’s much else that China can teach Pakistan.
By inviting mullahs to regulate biology textbooks the PTI government has put Pakistan in reverse gear.
Israelis have long known that brain will rule over brawn, a fact that some Arab rulers are only just discovering.
For Pakistan to keep its GSP-Plus status it will have to show the EU that it treats its blasphemy accused fairly.
PM Khan has done a disservice to Pakistan by exempting certain institutions from performance requirements.
Setting sofas on fire brings back memories of the time when Islamabad was set ablaze in 2007.
Glorifying violence & conquest through fictionalised history will have devastating consequences for Pakistan.
Forcing students to learn Arabic won’t make them virtuous but setting good examples of moral behaviour might.
The difficulty of preventing online cheating and low ethical standards means that these days most students cheat.
Without a culture of science Muslims will continue consuming technology without producing much.
By rewarding professors with phony achievements Pakistan has damaged universities beyond repair.
Pakistan seeks to lead the Muslim world but civil society in the Middle East is evolving much faster.
The world rightly ignores complaints of Islamophobia from a country that mistreats its religious minorities.
Successful societies know that those who fight wars well are not always best suited for running industries, academia, or govt.
Arab and Pakistani cultures remain self-congratulatory even eight centuries after Islam’s Golden Age ended.