Pervez Hoodbhoy

God bless liberal fascists

Mr Prime Minister: welcome to the liberal camp! You are saying now what we liberals have said for 20 years. Updated Oct 19, 2019 09:04am

Beware the nuclear con man

Nuclear strategists are actually not nuclear experts and have no ability to predict any significant nuclear event. Published Sep 28, 2019 07:05am

Ditched by the ummah

KSA and UAE cannot call for self-determination in Kashmir for fear of consequences at home. Published Sep 07, 2019 07:09am

Promises broken and kept

Pakistan has kept its commitments to Kashmiris; now it must fulfil promises made to its own citizens. Updated Aug 18, 2019 07:32am

Pakistan’s slice of the moon

Aiming for a culture of science will serve Pakistan better than trying to match India’s new moon shot. Updated Jul 27, 2019 07:20am

Clients and patrons

Here’s how a weak state can survive in today’s cruel world without a protector and patron. Published Jul 06, 2019 06:59am

Bad math — big blunders

Mathematics is all about reason but reason in Pakistan appears to have dried up in recent times. Updated Jun 15, 2019 10:08am

HEC — stormy times up ahead

The Banuri-Rahman tiff provides an opportunity to debate the future shape of our universities. Published May 25, 2019 07:24am

Crunch time for universities

Pakistan’s broken university system cries out for basic attitudinal changes; money cannot fix it. Updated May 04, 2019 09:21am

F-16 or JF-17 – which was it?

As silicon chips battle the adversary’s silicon chips the era of aerial dogfighting is closing down. Published Apr 13, 2019 06:28am

Why Bangladesh overtook Pakistan

Eschewing militarism in favour of human development, Bangladesh set its initial priorities correctly. Updated Feb 10, 2019 08:40am

Don’t surrender to mob rule

A similar open call for murder and mutiny by other Pakistanis would meet extreme punishment. Published Nov 17, 2018 06:42am

Religious bias okayed

To wilfully use religious sentiment for worldly gain is now firmly part of Pakistan’s political culture. Updated Sep 15, 2018 10:36am

A Pakistani Hawking?

Pakistan has produced many good cricketers and businessmen but not a single mathematician. Updated Aug 25, 2018 08:44am