Scope of Local Governments

As the constitution defines it Local Government system will become operative in all the provinces before the end of December. What remains unresolved is the...

Higher Education Commission of Pakistan

Inertia, denial and incompetence   Only 11pc of Pakistani universities are Federally Chartered Universities while 89pc of the universities are chartered by the provincial governments hence...

Who is responsible?

How the problem of load shedding spiralled out of hand The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is naturally apprehensive about the adverse impact of the unprecedented...

Unity, Faith and Discipline 

The Quaid's three pillars We celebrated 141st birth anniversary of the founding father of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. His three pillars of nation building were...

Cruel MCAT and ECAT

Kicking the Eligible   The idea of making MCAT and ECAT the pre-requisite for the admissions in the medical colleges and universities is utterly useless and...

BADSHAHI MOSQUE

A mosque that changed the river bed   Constructed between 1671 and 1673 under the supervision of Fida'i Khan Koka (Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb's brother-in-law and the...

Iqbal’s dreams for an ideal homeland

Remembering Iqbal on his 142nd birth anniversary   By Muhammad Sohail Ahmed   It was in 1938 that Allama Iqbal died on 21 April 1939 after dreaming...

Our real ‘jugular’

What we have done to Gilgit-Baltistan Like today’s politicians and strategic experts do not know how Balochistan came to be a part of Pakistan, they...

Remembering Junaid Jamshed and many others

Who is responsible for this loss? Junaid Jamshed’s tragic demise in an air crash conjured up my entire childhood right before my eyes. I...

Promoting literacy in Pakistan

Literacy is a right in itself and an instrument for achieving other rights Literacy and numeracy skills are critical to economic development of a...

The future of education in Pakistan

#UnitedWeREACH   Equal access to quality education, has been a long-standing challenge for Pakistan. Out of an estimated population of 191 million, nearly 25 million children...

A forgotten hero

Sir Zafarullah Khan and the tragedy of Palestine and Pakistan     “This is a solemn moment, solemn in the history of the world, in the history...

‘Democracy the best revenge’

Is it?       “Democracy is the best revenge” -- famous words of shaheed Benazir Bhutto, the builder of the PPP post judicial murder of her father...

Directed by Robert B. Weide

Aka, what the hell was that? The Azadi March is over. Well, technically it’s still going on in the form of Plan B: blocking...

Lack of tolerance

We always talk about different issues of society, which includes poverty, lack of education, quality of education, lack of availability of clean drinking water,...

Flaws in education system

And some suggestions how to remove them   Education plays an important role in political stability, economic development and social progress of a nation. It brings...

Chanakya’s Mandala theory and Indian foreign policy

How Indians go back to Chanakya  Indian mandarins who formulate and execute its external affairs, are obsessed with Chanakya’s “Mandala Theory”. A mandala is...