Pervez Hoodbhoy

Don’t tear down statues

Don’t tear down statues

Left-liberals in the West should ponder the effects of effacing historical symbols as Pakistan-India have.

Updated Jun 27, 2020 08:18am
Some take science seriously

Some take science seriously

The state’s scorn for science and surrender to religious forces has put Pakistan’s millions in danger.

Published May 16, 2020 06:13am
HEC: seize the corona moment

HEC: seize the corona moment

What is called online learning can be worth its name if and only if there’s absolute transparency.

Published Apr 25, 2020 06:44am
Corona — our debt to Darwin

Corona — our debt to Darwin

Hopes for dealing scientifically with the virus rest upon Darwin’s discovery of the principle of natural selection.

Updated Apr 05, 2020 10:58am
What when a woman dies?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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