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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 … Continue reading

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Language barriers

A child learns best when taught in her mother tongue has now become conventional wisdom.

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System analysis

A muddled focus on corruption ignores the root of the problem

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Grave new world

In the Orwellian nightmare, control is absolute: Things (even thoughts) occur for a reason and everything is by design. By contrast, a Pakistani dystopia risks being an anarchic free-for-all; indeed, many argue that this nightmare has already arrived, in the … Continue reading

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Not so local

Reluctance to hold local government elections impedes the democratic process, or does it?

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Borrowed times

Everything you want to know about the latest IMF loan package for Pakistan

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The crisis of will

Can there be an end to the country’s energy woes?

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The right approach

A look at how closely promises made in party manifestos reflect civil society’s concerns

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