Will the same self-seeking opportunists make it to parliament, or will 2013 throw up a few good men and women who seek to turn this country around?
The sun may have set on the British Empire, but imperial traditions still reign as was evident from Prime Minister Cameron’s refusal to return the Koh-i-Noor to India and the Elgin Marbles to Greece.
Non-government organisations are mushrooming in Pakistan. But how many are effecting meaningful change and how many are simply following the dictates of foreign donors?
Where do we, who dream of a progressive and enlightened Pakistan, belong in this landscape that is increasingly dominated by rightist Islamists, who have embraced militancy and sectarianism?
While Malala is making a slow yet steady recovery, Pakistan continues to be tormented by her tormentors.
Barring some sort of an ‘October surprise,’ the likelihood of Obama’s re-election is marginally greater than Mitt Romney’s, says Mahir Ali, as he evaluates the two presidential candidates.
Should one expect to see more ministers adopt the agenda of the fundamentalist lobby henceforth, in order to save their own skin or curry favour with them?
Perhaps we need to look within ourselves before we block access to media sites to see what evil lurks in the hearts of men.
The last decade of the war on terror has turned Pakistan into a country that is divided within and doubted abroad.
Every shameful act, every shocking incident in Pakistan is branded a “conspiracy” and swept under the carpet.