The crumbling education system

NEARLY a decade and a half has elapsed since the Higher Education Commission was set up in 2002. There were great hopes that the body, well-funded and comprised of professionals, would manage to turn the sector around.

With its budget seeing a steady increase over the past several years, the HEC now tends to count . . . → Read More: The crumbling education system

Electronic Media Paradox

Media wars have resurfaced with a vengeance in Pakistan after the New York Times’ investigative report on Axact-a Karachi based software company created ripples across IT and media industry. While the central allegations on the IT company calling itself Pakistan’s largest software exporter are under investigation, this report has proved to be a . . . → Read More: Electronic Media Paradox

RAW activities in Pakistan

In an article titled ‘Why Does Pakistan Accuse Indian Spies of Terrorism’ Mr Michael Kugelman of the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC comes out strongly in support of India’s intelligence agency RAW and blames Pakistan’s military for the whole business of blaming a fresh smelling rose like RAW for foul and rotten . . . → Read More: RAW activities in Pakistan

21 awesome facts about Pakistan

Pakistan is a very ‘rich’ country. Although neither we are very much aware of it nor we try to be. Our country is so rich of everything that you will fall in love with it, hell, anyone would.

Some facts about Pakistan, that will blow your mind off and will make you realize that we’re . . . → Read More: 21 awesome facts about Pakistan

The complex jihadist network in Pakistan

Western authors, most notably journalist Carlotta Gall in her early 2014 book, The Wrong Enemy, and more recently, Seymour Hersh in a much ballyhooed article, “The Killing of Osama bin Laden,” have written that senior Pakistani intelligence and military figures knowingly hid bin Laden and actively worked to sustain his organization, al Qaeda, within Pakistan. . . . → Read More: The complex jihadist network in Pakistan

Between the throne and the sword

By Enum Naseer

Legend has it that in ancient Italy, Damocles, a courtier in the court of King Dionysius, was given the opportunity to trade places with the King after he made the observation that men of power were extremely fortunate and lived in great comfort and luxury. The King then . . . → Read More: Between the throne and the sword

Roy castigates IIT-Madras for repressing student group

Author and activist Arundhati Roy has come out in support of the student group banned by IIT-Madras on the charge of inciting “hatred” against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Hindus, saying it had “touched a nerve” by making the connection between big business and casteism.

Besides sending an email to the Ambedkar Periyar Study Circle . . . → Read More: Roy castigates IIT-Madras for repressing student group

Pakistani young lawyers need guidance

There is a natural affinity between the legal profession and politics. In almost all democratic countries, lawyers play an active role in politics. Their knowledge of the constitution, law and judicial system enables them to be active in politics. Some of them take up issues of public interest, civil and political rights, and the welfare . . . → Read More: Pakistani young lawyers need guidance

CPEC – An Appraisal

I delivered a talk on China-Pakistan Energy Corridor and its ramifications at Thinkers Forum Pakistan on May 31, 2015, chaired by Air Chief Marshal (retd) Kaleem Saadat and attended by Lt Gen (retd) Lodhi, and members both from civil and military. After the talk, there was long question/answer session followed by summing up by the . . . → Read More: CPEC – An Appraisal

Pakistan key to Middle East peace

(By KHALID MUHAMMAD) If one thing has become clear to the regimes of the Middle East, it’s that without Pakistan and her Army, they can’t win wars.

During the recent onslaught on Yemen, the Saudis, as well as the rest of the Middle East, learned that they don’t have the expertise or battle-readiness to fight . . . → Read More: Pakistan key to Middle East peace