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Tapping into trouble

The scramble for Karachi's scarce water resources


Special Report


No place to call home

How villagers displaced due to a military operation are no longer able to return home




Axis of national security

The alliance among the military, the mullahs and the militants is alive and kicking.


Wrongs versus rights

On the poverty of dominant legal discourse on anti-terrorism legislation.



The politics of Anti-politics


PTI supporters at the protest sit-in in Islamabad - Photo by Tanveer Shehzad

PTI supporters at the protest sit-in in Islamabad – Photo by Tanveer Shehzad

Perhaps, it is true that Pakistani population is fed up with country’s political system or democracy, the word we use to describe our political structures. The …


Diary of General Raheel Sharif

Chief of Pakistan Army, General Raheel Sharif

Chief of Pakistan Army, General Raheel Sharif


Mere aziz hamwatno, this is the diary of General Raheel Sharif.
I’m often told that a lot of the commissioned officers never liked Kayani. He was too frail-looking, too soft-spoken, too …




End of an ideology

We will surely take note if Munawar Hasan, the former head of Jamaat-e-Islami, wrote a memoir saying the ideology and politics that consumed his life was a misguided and wasteful effort.

Such is the irrelevance of the organised left in …


Searching for solutions

The violent escalation of religious and ethnic conflict in Pakistan has directed considerable academic and journalistic attention towards the country’s legal framework and, more broadly, its politics, constituted by different identity groups. 
A vast majority of the written work on …



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