Zeroing IN

Jumping the Gun
Zeroing IN Featured

Jumping the Gun

     Amidst growing condemnations and protests, the federal cabinet rightly scuttled the ill-thought out and self-damaging proposal of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) to allow…

The NewsMaker

Frontiers

Why not Khalistan?
Frontiers Featured

Why not Khalistan?

Sikhs are followers of a monotheistic religion — Sikhism — that originated in the 15th century in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent. When…

Horizons

New Beginnings
Horizons

New Beginnings

On January 20, Joe Biden, President-elect of the United States, will be inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States. He comes to office…

ViewPoint

Perception Warfare
View Point Featured

Perception Warfare

Pakistan is a country that holds critical geopolitical significance in the region, a double-edged sword to be exact. Moreover, the situation is further exacerbated as…

InFocus

The Cost of Power
InFocus

The Cost of Power

Sakib SheraniThe writer is a former member of the Prime Minister’s economic advisory council and heads Macro Economic Insights (Pvt.) Ltd. a consultancy based in…

Balance Sheet

The Roots Of Ethnic Strife
Balance Sheet

The Roots Of Ethnic Strife

A well-known demographer, Kingsley Davis, held three traits responsible for the destruction of ancient cities — too many people, constant in-migration and concentration of wealth.…

Mood of the Moment

Real Politik

Do or Die
Real Politik

Do or Die

Surrounded by political hounds and desperadoes, Prime Minister Imran Khan took a huge risk and survived — but only by the skin of his teeth.…

Special Report

A Choked System
Special Report

A Choked System

With summer 2021 around the corner, peoples’ concerns are rising about the city’s water supply services. As is well known, access to water becomes an…

Scandal

Broadsheet: A Can of Worms
Scandal

Broadsheet: A Can of Worms

     Who, in Pakistan, negotiated the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’s agreement with the London-based assets recovery firm, Broadsheet LLC and why was the contract so…

Tomorrow's Pakistan

BookStore

A Game of Brinkmanship?
BookStore

A Game of Brinkmanship?

The book Nuclear Deterrence and Conflict Management between India and Pakistan, written by Dr. Zia ul Haq Shamsi, is a disruptive book on the nuclear…

Media Matters

Academe

A Stitch in Time
Academe

A Stitch in Time

When we took the strategic decision at the start of our Spring 2019 Semester to adopt Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) as an essential part…

Your Life and Health

Retrospect

The Past is Another City
Retrospect

The Past is Another City

The City of Lights ... Karachi then. A city in total eclipse, Karachi today. The story of the city’s evolution is a saga of a…

Crystal Ball

Line of Fire, No More?
Crystal Ball

Line of Fire, No More?

With the DGMOs’ hotline communication and joint ceasefire announcements, are India-Pakistan relations on the mend? Lt. General (R) Naeem Khalid Lodhi      Apparently the ceasefire…

Dispatches from Chundrigar Rd.

Tribute

Farewell Comrade – Hasil Khan Bizenjo
Tribute

Farewell Comrade – Hasil Khan Bizenjo

Hasil Khan Bizenjo - February 1958 - August 2020 Today’s so-called insurrection in Balochistan bears no resemblance to the ’70s insurgency. That movement was indigenous…

Musings

Demystifying diplomacy
Musings

Demystifying diplomacy

I had the privilege of reading two notable books by former Pakistani diplomats last month; Pakistan’s Foreign Policy — A Reappraisal by Shahid M. Amin;…

Interview

A Case for Local Government
Interview

A Case for Local Government

Wasim AkhtarFormer Mayor Karachi      Across the world, megacities are often accorded a privileged position in the national political setup. As commercial and financial capitals…

Your Say

Letters – April 2021
Your Say

Letters – April 2021

Peace on whose Terms? It is too early to reach any conclusion regarding Indo-Pak relations after the joint ceasefire announcement. However, countless speculations are doing…

From the Editor

Review & Redress
From The Editor

Review & Redress

Since the inception of Pakistan, migrants have been organising collectively in different urban conditions in Karachi. Unsustainable population growth, environmental challenges, unregulated profiteering, and political…