Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

Stunted imagination

Stunted imagination

Our political, economic imagination has been stunted by ‘experts’ who claim to be acting on basis of ‘objective’ economic facts. Updated 24 Jun, 2022 10:18am
Four budgets

Four budgets

Majority of Pakistanis are struggling to make ends meet as govt tells us that it is doing all it can do. Updated 10 Jun, 2022 08:56am
Venal ruling class

Venal ruling class

Is anyone concerned with the lot of future generations? Published 27 May, 2022 07:53am
Redistribute now

Redistribute now

Political impasse can only be addressed if redistribution takes centre stage and old order is shaken up. Updated 13 May, 2022 09:22am
Beyond Mush-Imran

Beyond Mush-Imran

Challenge for those who imagine progressive politics as more than an establishment-centric merry-go-round is how to engage youth. Updated 15 Apr, 2022 09:07am
The letter

The letter

Rather than fanciful slogans and hateful rhetoric, we need a genuinely anti-imperialist politics that starts at home. Updated 01 Apr, 2022 09:08am
The real heatwave

The real heatwave

Few believe that people’s collective power can change things. Published 18 Mar, 2022 07:12am
The liberal myth

The liberal myth

Russia’s actions must compel us to look inwards. Published 04 Mar, 2022 07:55am
Petrol bombs galore

Petrol bombs galore

Things will likely get worse for future generations. Updated 18 Feb, 2022 09:06am
State of justice

State of justice

Justice eludes the ethnic peripheries. Published 04 Feb, 2022 07:51am
No more presidents

No more presidents

Young people must know the truth about our presidents. Updated 21 Jan, 2022 07:12am
Christians & caste

Christians & caste

One often hears refrain that there is no such thing as caste in Pakistan, this rhetoric is completely out of touch with reality. Updated 24 Dec, 2021 07:26am
Humanity & the mob

Humanity & the mob

Do not expect our ruling class to develop the vision or the will to stop processes through which people will be drawn to the mob. Updated 10 Dec, 2021 10:14am
History and truth

History and truth

There is no concern for Baloch protests. Published 26 Nov, 2021 07:38am
The new landlords

The new landlords

It is a myth that squatters build their homes for free. Updated 12 Nov, 2021 08:54am
Sport as politics

Sport as politics

Even rivalry on the field reflects political tensions. Updated 29 Oct, 2021 08:41am
The people’s page

The people’s page

Many are disillusioned with the ‘Naya Pakistan’ narrative. Updated 15 Oct, 2021 08:40am
Playing with empire

Playing with empire

A war-making machine earned the US lots of money. Published 01 Oct, 2021 07:26am