Forum: Climate change

Pakistan is among the countries most vulnerable to climate change. The Global Climate Risk Index, an annual report prepared by the German non-government organisation Germanwatch, has ranked Pakistan among the three most affected nations worldwide for three consecutive years since …

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Forum: Management Talk

Over the last few weeks, the federal government has made several key appointments, including those of the new Chief Justice of Pakistan and the new army chief. Yet, many other important positions like the Chief Election Commissioner and the chairman …

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Does foreign backing help promote arts and culture in Pakistan?


A number of artistic and cultural activities in Pakistan receive support from abroad, financially as well as with positive press coverage. The latest example of this trend is Burka Avenger, an animated series that has won accolades from foreign commentators

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Forum: Media Talk

The Herald invited Adnan Rehmat, Javed Jabbar and Rashed Rehman to discuss whether media should be censored in Pakistan.

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Forum: Legal talk

The Herald invited Asad Jamal, Ehsanullah Shah and Ali Dayan Hasan to discuss whether Pakistan should extend the moratorium on death sentences.

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Forum: Do ministers need technical knowledge to be effective?

Cabinet formations have always been preceded and succeeded by a debate on the criteria for choosing ministers. Many people argue that those heading ministries such as finance and commerce, science and technology, health and education should be experts in their …

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Forum: Manifesto Talk

The Herald invited Amit Baruah, Ayaz Amir and Haris Khalique to discuss who manifestos are designed for.

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Forum: Ethnicity talk

The Herald invited Asad Farooq, Mushtaq Gaadi and Anwar Shah to discuss the idea behind the creation of the Seraiki province.

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