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Pervez Hoodbhoy

Kashmir: hard choices only

Kashmiri nationalists must realise the grave dangers of giving more space to religious extremists. Updated May 20, 2017 08:04am

Why they lynched Mashal Khan

Much of the Pakistani public, tacitly or openly, endorses violent punishment of suspected blasphemers. Updated Apr 29, 2017 07:24am

End of enlightenment?

Terrorism alone does not explain why the US is drifting away from its wonderful enlightenment ideals. Published Apr 08, 2017 03:29am

Who’s enemy number one?

Only a miracle can now prevent Pakistan from becoming 400 million people in around 35 years. Updated Mar 18, 2017 07:58am

Rewarding men of war

Gallantry has no place in this planet’s future wars. Technology will decide. Updated Feb 04, 2017 09:23am

Abducting social activists

The kidnappings are designed to eliminate the tiny sliver of cyberspace activists currently have. Updated Jan 14, 2017 06:21pm

Land grab at QAU — again

Should public universities now buy their own AK-47s, rocket launchers and armoured vehicles? Updated Dec 24, 2016 01:24pm

The establishment’s dilemma

Missing from the establishment’s perception of national interest is a positive vision for Pakistan’s future. Updated Nov 12, 2016 08:28am

Bogus university rankings

If Thomson-Reuters has it right then Pakistanis should be out tonight dancing in the streets. Updated Oct 01, 2016 11:28am

The hanging of Mir Quasem Ali

Rather than try to defend war criminals, Pakistan must normalise relations with Bangladesh. Updated Sep 10, 2016 10:13am

Pakistan’s paranoid politics

Government officials and media pundits should not loosely wag their tongues unless they actually know. Published Aug 20, 2016 01:18am

Cooling down Kashmir

The indigenisation of the Kashmir movement suggests a new path for Pakistan. Updated Jul 30, 2016 10:07am

Why liberals are losing

Inspired by visions of past greatness, several political-religious movements are out to recreate the Madina state. Published Jul 09, 2016 05:38am

A balance sheet for May 28

The atomic bomb was supposed to create a state of bliss. Unsurprisingly that didn’t happen. Updated May 28, 2016 10:36am

Is it science or theology?

Demanding that science and faith be tied together has resulted in national bewilderment. Updated Dec 03, 2016 08:44am