PAKISTAN HAS NO ENEMIES

By Ahsan Waheed

As of now Pakistan has no enemies. Even those who hate us and want to do us in are not really our enemies. Take India for example—basking in the glow of its many achievements it is gloating as Pakistan stews in its own juices. All it has to do is wait for . . . → Read More: PAKISTAN HAS NO ENEMIES

Are we waiting for a miracle?

As eight anti-polio workers are killed at the hands of ‘extremists’ Pakistanis once again get swallowed into the black hole of never-ending troubles. That’s what we do with our problems. Let them build, keep putting them off. And then people die because of our own indifference. As news spreads about the 9th anti-polio worker’s death . . . → Read More: Are we waiting for a miracle?

Defeating disabilities

By Nida Afaque

A staggered gait. A protruding limb. A twisted gaze. A crooked smile.

Do these features make you uncomfortable? Make you feel the need to look for alternative topics of discussion?  Then you are one of the thousands Pakistanis who treat people with special needs with a discriminatory attitude.

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Educated girls in the eyes of the Taliban

By Mohammed Hanif

If Pakistan really wants to combat fundamentalists, it should be protecting its children and their teachers

Apparently, Pakistanis do not need the Taliban to destroy their schools any more — they can do it themselves. Last week, a girls’ high school was set ablaze in Pakistan’s second largest city, Lahore. . . . → Read More: Educated girls in the eyes of the Taliban

Spoilt rotten: Sayeen tau Sayeen, Sayeen ki beti bhe Sayeen

Sayeen tau Sayeen, Sayeen ki beti bhe Sayeen

After 64 years of independence, the majority of Pakistanis are still living under the weight of oppression and inequality. A traffic violation, robbery or even a murder case is hardly different in the eyes of the law. In Pakistan, the discerning factor is the status of the plaintiff or the defense, not the severity of the . . . → Read More: Spoilt rotten: Sayeen tau Sayeen, Sayeen ki beti bhe Sayeen

Lacking logic

By Yaqoob Khan Bangash

I have been back and teaching in Pakistan for a year now and one thing which I have noticed repeatedly is that Pakistanis have become increasingly devoid of logic. And logic not just in the sense of the Greek fathers, but even simple common sense — which, of course, is . . . → Read More: Lacking logic

One vote: one step closer

The state of affairs in Pakistan does not permit its residents to remain aloof from politics. Insecurity and job instability in a country with double digit inflation is a rising concern for many middle class families and even upper class families have begun to fear for their future. Energy shortages and red tape has shut . . . → Read More: One vote: one step closer

Pakistan’s two cents to the Higgs Boson Particle

KARACHI: Few Pakistanis know what the Higgs boson is and even fewer realise that some of the earliest theoretical groundwork that led to this discovery was laid by Pakistan’s only Nobel laureate, Dr Abdus Salam.

The Higgs boson is a subatomic particle whose existence was confirmed by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (known by its . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s two cents to the Higgs Boson Particle

Comparing educational achievements of India and Pakistan

As of 2010, there are 380 out of every 1000 Pakistanis age 15 and above who have never had any formal schooling. Of the remaining 620 who enrolled in school, 22 dropped out before finishing primary school, and the remaining 598 completed it. There are 401 out of every 1000 Pakistanis who made it to . . . → Read More: Comparing educational achievements of India and Pakistan

Dr. Afridi delivers another blow to polio eradication in Pakistan

With the story going through so many changes so quickly, the truth about Dr Afridi’s case is cloudier than ever. One thing is clear, though – Dr Afridi did engage in one indefensible act: Using a critical healthcare programme as cover for his activities. Unfortunately, in expressing concern about Afridi’s willingness to risk the credibility . . . → Read More: Dr. Afridi delivers another blow to polio eradication in Pakistan