Alert Sign Dear reader, online ads enable us to deliver the journalism you value. Please support us by taking a moment to turn off Adblock on

Alert Sign Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience


Idrees Khawaja

FICTION: Wishful thinking

An economist imagines what Pakistan’s future could be if a revolution of thought began now Updated Apr 25, 2017 11:46pm

Home to school

Fewer but better-equipped schools might be the solution. Published Apr 19, 2017 06:56am

Misplaced optimism

Rising inequality is a ticking time bomb. Published Mar 14, 2017 03:52am

Economic dilemma

Structural issues must be sorted out for economic growth. Published Jan 23, 2017 02:31am

Abuse of authority

Those pointing a finger at irregularities deviate from the norm. Published Jan 08, 2017 12:59pm

The election cycle

Governments adopt myopic fiscal policies to win votes. Published Nov 10, 2016 01:13am

Poverty and terror

Economic opportunities are scarce in Fata. Published Oct 18, 2016 04:45am

Flawed degrees

Local PhD programmes are not suited to conditions in our society. Published Sep 19, 2016 03:09am

Why the corrupt win

We cannot have clean elections without campaign fund reform. Published Jun 05, 2016 07:00am

Skewed paradigm

There’s enough money for metros but not education. Published May 08, 2016 06:43am

Politics of census

Citizens stand to lose if the head count is delayed further. Published Apr 03, 2016 01:16am

HEC’s rankings

HEC’s idea of which universities are the best is quite odd. Published Mar 03, 2016 02:34am

Few benefits

Inaugural events can cost more than time and money. Published Jan 07, 2016 01:36am

Torpid work culture

How about doing away with the peon in the public sector? Published Oct 18, 2015 06:39am

A flawed choice

The plea bargain option is an escape route for the corrupt. Published Oct 06, 2015 03:15am

Happy taxpayers

Imagine a time when taxes are visibly put to good use. Published Aug 23, 2015 01:01am

University hires

Issues peculiar to Pakistan do not find a place in impact factor journals. Published Aug 03, 2015 02:10am

Empty chatter

Why aren’t so many important issues talk show material? Published Jul 09, 2015 12:32am

Armchair research

Data to researchers is what surgical instruments are to a surgeon. Published May 15, 2015 01:26am