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Pervez Hoodbhoy

F-16 or JF-17 – which was it?

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

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

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

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?

A Pakistani Hawking?

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

Cyber intimidation: a bad idea

To gag voices that dare criticise abuse of power cannot lead to a better and more viable Pakistan. Updated Jun 23, 2018 08:39am
What India owes to Nehru

What India owes to Nehru

India would have been a dump for crackpot science had Modi been its first prime minister. Updated Apr 21, 2018 10:45am
A university self-destructs

A university self-destructs

Greed-propelled professors must be stopped from wrecking Quaid-i-Azam University. Updated Mar 31, 2018 10:31am
Missile worship not warranted

Missile worship not warranted

Missiles like Shaheen or Agni are minor technical feats but testing them helps create war psychosis. Published Mar 10, 2018 07:13am
Manipulating Pakistani minds

Manipulating Pakistani minds

While PTV can be criticised, it has stayed above the gutter-level broadcasts of some private TV channels. Updated Jan 31, 2018 08:40pm
Don’t dare mention Yemen

Don’t dare mention Yemen

Siding with those who deliberately seek to starve Yemen’s children has degraded Pakistan’s moral status. Updated Jan 06, 2018 08:41am