Business »

[25 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | ]
The Privatisation Illusion

According to the myth of private sector superiority, the private sector is efficient and dynamic, while the public sector is wasteful and slow. But a closer look tells a different story.

Education, Health »

[25 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | ]
The Healthcare Business

The commercialisation of medical education in Pakistan – driven by lax regulatory authorities, prospective students and their parents – has increased the overall cost of healthcare in the country.

Arts & Culture, Movies »

[21 Nov 2014 | One Comment | ]
Movie Review: Nightcrawler

Nightcrawler is yet another Jake Gyllenhaal picture in which profound content is merged beautifully with an outstanding performance by the actor.

Society »

[20 Nov 2014 | Comments Off | and ]
Jail Babies

Young children sent to jail along with their mothers, who have been imprisoned for assorted crimes, straddle a strange divide between two worlds.

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.