Pervez Hoodbhoy

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
Mr Dar’s pointless jihad

Mr Dar’s pointless jihad

Dar’s jihad to eliminate bank interest is a bid to distract from the grimness of the present economic landscape. Updated 17 Dec, 2022 08:45am
Mr Prime Minister — listen

Mr Prime Minister — listen

Seizing a public university’s land for a six-lane highway will bring disgrace, not votes to PML-N. Updated 26 Nov, 2022 08:56am
Modi’s double-engine sarkar

Modi’s double-engine sarkar

Retrograde cultural forces are strong in India yet it forges ahead while Pakistan regresses. Why? Updated 05 Nov, 2022 10:44am
QAU’s land grabbed — again

QAU’s land grabbed — again

Quaid-e-Azam University’s prime land has been illegally seized by a government agency in Islamabad... Published 15 Oct, 2022 07:44am
PTI: water car of politics

PTI: water car of politics

Just as the water car violated thermodynamics, Khan’s agenda for Pakistan violates commonsense. Updated 24 Sep, 2022 09:13am
Floods and photo ops

Floods and photo ops

Pakistan will forever have rapacious leaders unless its people absorb universal human values and learn to think. Updated 03 Sep, 2022 08:35am
Pakistan’s universities at 75

Pakistan’s universities at 75

Scholarly discourse is rare and even basic competencies can be difficult to find in universities. Updated 13 Aug, 2022 09:17am
Don’t negotiate with TTP

Don’t negotiate with TTP

Talking to hardcore killers who understand only the use of force needlessly gifts them political stature. Updated 23 Jul, 2022 09:31am
Israel’s secret weapon

Israel’s secret weapon

Brain power makes teeny-tiny Israel a technological giant before which every Arab country must bow. Updated 02 Jul, 2022 11:08am
Bigger military role — why?

Bigger military role — why?

An informed parliament and the ballot box should fix the meaning of patriotism, not security agencies. Updated 11 Jun, 2022 09:10pm
Pakistan badly needs a rudder

Pakistan badly needs a rudder

To avoid shipwreck, Pakistan will have to deal effectively with militarism, overpopulation, and its skill deficit. Updated 21 May, 2022 09:07am
Yearning for the Miracle Man

Yearning for the Miracle Man

PTI chief taps both into widespread social grievances and into the weak reasoning skills of his devotees. Updated 30 Apr, 2022 08:26am
The ‘honest’ captain myth

The ‘honest’ captain myth

Imran Khan may not be a money-chaser but his lust for power makes him dangerous for Pakistan. Updated 09 Apr, 2022 08:46pm
Balochistan: the foreign hand?

Balochistan: the foreign hand?

Forcibly disappearing Baloch students won’t eliminate terrorism but will weaken the federation of Pakistan. Updated 26 Feb, 2022 08:28am
Another scam in the making

Another scam in the making

Converting the PM House into a university is unworkable, wildly extravagant, and must be stopped. Updated 05 Feb, 2022 08:07pm
Khorana is ours too

Khorana is ours too

Unless Pakistanis learn to value the works of non-Muslims, science in Pakistan shall remain dead. Updated 15 Jan, 2022 08:23am