Monthly Archives: April, 2021

Plans on Paper

Transport woes featured in all five of Karachi’s development plans but their recommendations were rarely implemented

Jumping the Gun

The cabinet’s decision to scuttle the EEC’s proposal to allow certain imports from India, until there was progress on the Kashmir front, is a glaring example of the confusion that prevails in the PTI government’s policy on Kashmir

City of Blights

Still the beating heart of Pakistan, Karachi is in dire need of salvation

One Big Mess

If an integrated approach is not adopted to address the problem of solid waste, the next spell of rain will again lead to flooding and disaster in Karachi

The Past is Another City

A walk down memory lane recalls clean, safe streets, friendly neighbourhoods, and a vibrant metropolis


Pakistan’s Choices Amid Global Isolation & Economic Fragmentation

Growing trade restrictions may reverse economic integration and undermine...

Varying Regional Penchants

In the first-half of 2023, some interesting developments in...

India’s UNSC Reform Agenda Amidst Regional Intricacies

The unresolved border disputes, past military interventions, and alleged espionage activities raise alarm bells about India's ability to contribute to regional stability. Moreover, its tendency to adopt an assertive stance rather than addressing these issues transparently further clouds its credentials in global security affairs.

Islam’s Power of Patience, Forgiveness

Holy Qur'an's ethical heartbeats resonated within the very social milieu of its revelation, intertwining religious, moral, and legal obligations under the vast expanse of God's will.