Opinion, Speaker's Corner »

[18 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Speaker’s Corner: From Democratic ‘Insufficiency’ to ‘Stability’

Unless and until Pakistan is allowed to go through at least three to five election cycles, a stable and functioning democracy will not take root in the country.

Art, Arts & Culture, Books »

[18 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Book Review: Rebel Angel

Rebel Angel captures the meteoric life of the nova that was Asim Butt.

News & Politics »

[18 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Uneasy Partners

If Pakistan’s civilian and military agencies do not learn to work in tandem, the institutional imbalance in civil-military relations will persist.

News & Politics »

[15 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | ]
The Genesis of ‘Peoples’ Power’

It began as the dream of an idealistic young group, but the PPP began to unravel even before it had attained maturation.

Society »

[15 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Finding Islam

The spread of Islamism in the West has had an unusual effect on the youth in North America, where liberal Islamists, many of them women, have turned it into a quest for social justice and identity.

Society »

[15 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Justice Delayed

The case of the Baldia factory fire was a tragedy foretold – and more may well be on the anvil given the lack of remedial measures.

Arts & Culture, Movies »

[13 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments | ]
Movie Review: Operation 21

O21 is a thought-provoking, engrossing and beautifully shot film.

Movies »

[12 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | ]
Movie Review: Na Maloom Afraad

Na Maloom Afraad is a total winner. But perhaps a more intelligent script and a more intriguing plot would have given this film that oomph factor that some might feel it lacks.