Pakistan: Tolerance, forgiveness and compassion

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Now and again, we are reminded that it’s impossible to politely engage everyone on this planet and no tolerant society should ever try doing that. It is important to begin by recognising that religious intolerance has a number of dimensions within it. … Continue reading


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7 myths about Pakistan dismissed

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Pakistan may be one of the most misunderstood countries around and it is certainly easy to see why when you hit the layman’s ceiling of knowledge in about 10 seconds. What most people don’t see is what lies beyond the … Continue reading


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Pursuing passion

Pursuing passion

Teaching primary school students brings joy to 43-year-old Yousaf Ali Khan who gave up a desk job at the education department to pursue his passion for it. A native of Bannu, he has served the profession for 24 years. Khan … Continue reading


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Why Pakistan’s economy never recovers

Why Pakistan's economy never recovers

IN August 2016, Pakistan will complete the final review of its extended arrangements with the IMF. In the absence of major hiccups, the country would be able to heave a sigh of relief. The crisis risks that loomed large in … Continue reading


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The never-ending civil-military debate

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Some questions giving themselves to avid debate on various TV  channels are: Is the government firmly committed to the Karachi operation? Are the government and the army firmly on the same page? What is the logical conclusion of the Karachi … Continue reading


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PML-N’s governance: Planned or without a plan?

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There is a long tradition of philosophers (Rousseau, Kant, Hobbes, Locke) alluding to the ‘veil of ignorance’. Rawls used the concept most succinctly in his essay ‘A theory of justice’: “No one (ought to) know his place in society, his … Continue reading


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Pak – Inida PMs meeting: Will the ice break or merely chip?

Pak - Inida PMs meeting: Will the ice break or merely chip?

Predictably, no spectacular breakthrough was expected at the Sharif-Modi meeting on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit. But the very fact that the prime ministers of the two belligerent South Asian neighbours met is progress of sorts. … Continue reading


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No hope for economic justice

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Unjust taxes levied on private security providers is a huge tax anomaly  Through Finance Act, 2015, the federal government has introduced a new section (236P) which relates to collection of 0.6 per cent advance tax on non-cash debit transactions on … Continue reading


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