Are madrasa reforms possible in Pakistan?

Are madrasa reforms possible in Pakistan?

The first National Internal Security Policy, presented in Parliament earlier this year, points out that “there were problems within some madrasas which have spread extremism.” The policy also states: “A large number of terrorists, either are, or have been students …

Oh Karachi, my Karachi!

Oh Karachi, my Karachi!

Tips for writing on the city.

Unhealthy signs

Unhealthy signs

How political interference and lack of accountability are debilitatating Punjab’s health sector.

Friends like these…

Friends like these…

The last few weeks have seen a flurry of activity between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Within a month, between the end of the first week of January and the start of the second week of February, four senior members of

Who will the judge judges?

Who will the judge judges?

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Fancy Latin for “Who will guard the guards themselves?” The Romans were onto something when they thought up the question, so much so that 20 centuries later, there is still no easy answer. And half the

Is the Council of Islamic Ideology at all important?

Is the Council of Islamic Ideology at all important?

It is not easy being on the Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) these days. Everyone’s favourite advisory body is getting mauled by the press as breathtakingly backwards, a crew of cavemen that would find the Bronze Age too sophisticated. And