Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

Ruling class normal

Ruling class normal

All bourgeois parties compete for the establishment’s favour. Published 01 Mar, 2024 07:50am
Why we fail

Why we fail

This time, there is no shared vision of the future. Published 16 Feb, 2024 08:13am
Grim Islamabad

Grim Islamabad

There is no democratic institution that exists in the capital. Published 02 Feb, 2024 07:55am
What Davos tells us

What Davos tells us

Do the world’s richest and most powerful people care? Published 20 Jan, 2024 07:12am
Punjab must decide

Punjab must decide

What can we expect from young people in the Punjabi heartland? Updated 05 Jan, 2024 09:27am
Baloch question

Baloch question

Their language was, in fact, a plea to be heard. Updated 22 Dec, 2023 08:52am
No justice no peace

No justice no peace

Baloch youth are forced to resort to slave labour to survive. Published 24 Nov, 2023 07:06am
Deprived & hateful

Deprived & hateful

Identity has been polarised in reactionary ways. Updated 10 Nov, 2023 09:15am
New world order?

New world order?

The world’s people are ruled by despots and profiteers. Published 27 Oct, 2023 07:51am
Deadly culture wars

Deadly culture wars

What we should have learned from the war on terror is that violence perpetrated by the state cannot solve political conflict. Updated 13 Oct, 2023 09:43am
No reason to gloat

No reason to gloat

We should note the creeping totalitarianism of political life. Updated 30 Sep, 2023 08:55am
For nationalisation

For nationalisation

We should be compelled to imagine big structural policy changes. Published 15 Sep, 2023 07:01am
Who runs Pakistan?

Who runs Pakistan?

Present circumstances have clarified there is no democratic ‘transition’ happening here. Updated 01 Sep, 2023 09:07am
Oh Jaranwala

Oh Jaranwala

The spread of hateful, right-wing politics will ultimately engulf us all. Updated 18 Aug, 2023 08:58am
Planet of slums

Planet of slums

The CDA bulldozes homes to the ground at will. Updated 21 Jul, 2023 09:20am
Colonial present

Colonial present

‘Colonialism’ and ‘imperialism’ drip easily off our tongues. Updated 07 Jul, 2023 09:41am
Stagflation silence

Stagflation silence

The (in)flow of money is all that seems to matter. Updated 23 Jun, 2023 08:40am
Dead end budget

Dead end budget

The story is old but we should never tire of repeating it. Updated 09 Jun, 2023 08:32am