Pervez Hoodbhoy

What when a woman dies?

To see where a woman stands in the social order just walk through a cemetery and read the gravestones. Published Mar 14, 2020 07:19am

Lal Masjid: appeasement again?

To reward those who killed our soldiers and policemen is inexplicable and a prescription for a second round. Published Feb 22, 2020 07:08am

Why Pakistan loses its best

This is the story of Pakistan’s most recognised mathematician and why we finally lost him. Updated Feb 01, 2020 08:11am

Today, I am proudly Iranian

Outrage at America’s overseas rampages is joining together peoples with hugely different thoughts and beliefs. Updated Jan 11, 2020 08:22am

Hooligans in high professions

That so many from the professional classes resort to hooliganism owes to their Ziaist-style school education. Updated Dec 21, 2019 07:21am

Abdus Salam in China

Dr Abdus Salam’s role in seeking China’s help for Pakistan’s atomic bomb has just been revealed. Updated Nov 30, 2019 09:27am

Our ghost mathematicians

Ghost teachers in Pakistani rural schools are common enough but few know of our ghost mathematicians. Updated Nov 09, 2019 07:16am

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