Overseas Pakistanis

Why is it that when an Indian PM visits any foreign country, overseas Indian diaspora are united in supporting him or her, irrespective of which political party is at the helm, while there is a clear division in the case of any Pakistan PM…

Charity – thought of the day!

24.3% of the population of Pakistan lives below the national poverty line. The primary driver of diseases, lack of education and opportunities, unemployment, and injustice, in our country is extreme poverty. We need to make a choice to make…

Governance issues

The book titled “How Democracies Die” has brought to light four indicators that lead to a law and order situation in a country where political leaders become authoritarian. The first is a fragile commitment to democratic rules. The second…

Dadu fire

The lack of rescue and fire-fighting facilities is mostly ignored until a tragedy strikes. On Tuesday, in a devastating inferno in Dadu, Sindh several children including adults were burnt to death and around two dozen men and women suffered…

Our ruling elite

It is time that the paid and elected ruling elite of this country, who aspire to hold public office, must be seen to have all their stakes in this country, no conflicts of interest, and lead by example in their total commitment to Pakistan.…

Challenges for the new government

The challenges that the new government has to brave are multifarious and indeed crippling. These include economic problems, foreign policy issues, civic issues, developmental issues and, above all, making the lives of the common man…

Economic growth in Pakistan

A lot of studies have looked at the link between FDI inflows and economic development, the subject remains unresolved due to the diverse findings. The majority of research studies have used a conventional growth accounting methodology…

French Presidential Elections

Emmanuel Macron comfortably and decisively defeats Le Pen in the French presidential elections. This brings a fortunate pause, if not a full stop, to the far right and nationalist tendencies which have been sweeping the elections all…

Political climate

Pakistan’s current political situation is one of the worst that the country has ever faced in its history. The current government’s lack of opposition appears unreal. It’s similar to an exam where no instructor is present to provide…

The blessings of Allah

Blessings are assets, gifts and important commodities of Allah. Our entire earth is teeming with countless endowments. These bounties are of the utmost importance because they help live a comfortable life. Additionally, they make our…

Timely initiatives

The visit of newly elected Prime Minister Mr Shahbaz Shareef to Quetta is a good sign to address the long-standing issues of Balochistan province. Furthermore, Balochistan is the biggest province of Pakistan by land area and is full…

New cabinet

Mr Imran Khan the former PM of Pakistan was removed from his position through a vote of no-confidence by a coalition of all opposition parties. The Vice-President of PML-N Mr Shahbaz Sharif was elected as the leader of the house, and…

Welfare projects

Irrespective of which political party is at the helm of affairs, development and public welfare projects launched with tax payer’s money must continue even after a change in government. Unfortunately, in Pakistan, such projects have…

Mobile phone addiction

The post-industrial industry era is bombarded with smartphones which are affecting the health of youth, both physically and psychologically. Children with ages ranging from 6-10 years old have always got their hands on their phones…

Societal biases

I remember discussing with my grandmother in my childhood the role of girls in our society. She would always end up saying how difficult it is for girls to live in this society. I would always disagree with her in this regard by…

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