Javed Jabbar

The Reality versus Theory

In practical terms, reality comes before theory, for a theory seeks to ‘explain’ what already exists. Like gravity which existed Published 26 Mar, 2021 12:28pm
SOCIETY: A CHILDHOOD IN PRISON

SOCIETY: A CHILDHOOD IN PRISON

Pakistan has 1,300 juvenile offenders in jails. Ninety percent of them are simply awaiting trial. Is the state and society doing Published 14 Mar, 2021 06:57am
Senate: then & now

Senate: then & now

Reserved seats for technocrats opened up possibilities. Published 24 Feb, 2021 07:24am
TRIBUTE: A TRIBUTE TO IRFAN HUSAIN

TRIBUTE: A TRIBUTE TO IRFAN HUSAIN

Irfan Husain was, in the finest sense of the term, a true liberal. He transcended differences of nations, regions and cultures. Published 10 Jan, 2021 09:59am
Saving the Quaid

Saving the Quaid

The core of Jinnah’s personality needs to be retrieved and protected in the face of multiple threats emerging from the diverse Published 27 Dec, 2020 09:51am
Saving the Quaid

Saving the Quaid

In a country where Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah is ubiquitous, is the title of this reflection at all pertinent? Updated 25 Dec, 2020 05:31pm
From 1971 to 2021

From 1971 to 2021

There is an opportunity to revisit attitudes to 1971. Updated 16 Dec, 2020 01:29pm
Into the future via the past

Into the future via the past

There is enough evidence in history to believe that Pakistan will continue to move forward. Published 12 Sep, 2020 03:56pm
Into the future via the past

Into the future via the past

There is enough evidence in history to believe that Pakistan will continue to move forward. Updated 14 Aug, 2020 08:50pm
Jinnah and violence

Jinnah and violence

THE coupling of the Quaid’s name with a malevolent noun is done deliberately – to jar the senses like a mild... Published 26 Jan, 2020 07:46am
ESSAY: KNOWLEDGE VS ‘NOWLEDGE’

ESSAY: KNOWLEDGE VS ‘NOWLEDGE’

Where ‘Knowledge’ is humble, sober, insightful and concerned with a search for truth, ‘Nowledge’ is instant,... Published 19 Jan, 2020 08:19am
Jinnah and violence

Jinnah and violence

Jinnah believed that the force of moral and ethical power would prevail over material and imperial strength. Published 25 Dec, 2019 01:07pm
A new opportunity?

A new opportunity?

Pakistan’s diplomacy requires a bold communications strategy. Updated 28 Aug, 2019 10:15am
In search of novelty

In search of novelty

THE election 2018 slogan of creating a ‘Naya’ (new) Pakis­tan was clearly a sincerely meant theme to express ... Published 14 Aug, 2019 07:05am
Distorting Shimla

Distorting Shimla

In Kashmir’s context, bilateralism masks an attempted bullyism. Updated 07 Aug, 2019 08:30am
Electoral dangers

Electoral dangers

Big victory margins crush small yet worthy causes. Published 19 Jun, 2019 07:09am