Faizaan Qayyum

‘Day of Democracy’

Pakistan’s parliament has a long history of exerting its supremacy. Published Jan 12, 2020 06:58am

Dispossessing the poor

Should ‘khokha’ owners wait to become prime minister before the state stops persecuting them? Published Oct 13, 2019 07:05am

Tech in transit

If we have private companies providing this service, why do we need the state to step in? Published Sep 16, 2019 06:58am

We, the hypocrites

Whose interests do political parties truly represent? Published Aug 04, 2019 07:07am

A tale of woe

‘Naya’ Pakistan is just ‘purana’ Pakistan on steroids. Published Jul 28, 2019 07:08am

From plots to housing

An effectively managed real estate sector can work to solve many of our tax, housing and urban headaches. Published Jul 21, 2019 05:52am

Of love and war

All may be fair in love and war, but then what is war, and what have we been doing for two decades? Published May 10, 2019 07:24am

Hazaras and the absent state

The gap between the Hazaras and other communities is now wider than it has ever been. Updated Apr 22, 2019 10:10am

In safe hands?

The clamour for invasive surveillance technologies like CCTV cameras should be checked and discussed by citizens. Published Apr 15, 2019 06:56am

Peshawar metro bus challenges

Any good transit system, especially BRT, is defined by its integration with spaces and people along the areas... Published Apr 08, 2019 07:13am

Constructing the enemy

For ordinary Pakistanis, what is this ‘India’ and how do we identify our enemy? Updated Mar 16, 2019 10:10am

Our dream of growth

The Chinese are clearly better prepared for the industrialisation process that CPEC can generate in Pakistan. Published Feb 18, 2019 07:12am

Realising CPEC’s potential

Consolidating labour in dense urban centres can lead to economic benefits only if there are enough opportunities Updated Jan 28, 2019 02:28pm

Making cities sustainable

Cities must act to bring work, shopping and living in close proximity to one another through multipurpose developments. Published Jan 07, 2019 07:02am

Urban policing paradox

Police officers must seek to balance contrasting ethical notions and public perceptions of rights and justice at all Updated Jan 30, 2019 12:19pm

Cities for women

Our cities are hostile to women’s public presence. Published Dec 09, 2018 07:00am

Informally urban

Drives against encroachment seem to target the worst-off in society. Published Nov 15, 2018 06:09am