Op-Ed

The jeopardy of taking others’ opinions seriously

Anna Chui |When I was younger, I spent a lot of my life caring what other people thought of me. Honestly, it was just a bunch of...

Cross Fire

Should Ch. Nisar & Aitzaz Ahsan join PTI?

Yasser Awan |The reasons why Javed Hashmi left PTI (Pakistan Tehreeke Insaf) are still unknown. After joining PTI, Mr. Hashmi said that while being in PML-N, he...

Cockroaches- Part 2. The Rule of Law and due process

Syed Haider Raza Mehdi |"It is rejected," said Marium Safdar for her incredibly "long" attention spans, an admirable trait inherited from her father and her absolute brilliance...

The art of obfuscation Vs The perfect heist?

The art of obfuscation by Sky is Neela Having a voice, an audience, a platform is a privilege not afforded to many. Those who are afforded this luxury wield...

Fiery & Feisty

Why are we judging Malala on her dress?

Shiffa Yousafzai |Whatever a woman does she becomes a prey of our patriarchal society. After Mahira Khan, it is now the Nobel Prize Laureate and a would-be...

Policy Perspectives

transformation

China: A story of a great transformation

Umair Aslam |I recently embarked on a journey to China for three weeks to attend a Seminar on New Energy Industry Cooperation for Developing Countries, where the tremendous success in sustainable development in almost all walks of life was worth witnessing. The ongoing transformation...

How Pakistani politics, civil society & bureaucracy promote Corruption?

Sarwar Bari |Recently a factory worker suggested to me passionately to take part in the next general election as a candidate. A close friend also gave me almost a similar advice. But consider this difference. While my friend wanted me to get a ticket...
S-400 missile

Will Russian S-400 missile defense system save Erdoğan from  another Western backed military coup?

Stana Dubajic |By buying Russian S-400 air-defense missile system Turkey, erstwhile Western ally, second largest NATO member, and a bulwark against Soviet expansion in the Middle East during Cold War has caused the geostrategic earthquake and tipped the Middle East balance of power irreparably...