The wise son of Afghanistan

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-284390-The-wise-son-of-Afghanistan Pakistan has had complicated relationships with its neighbours since independence. The morning after freedom, on August 15, 1947 it was understandable that this should be the case. Pakistan was…

Salaam Ustaad

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-276690-Salaam-Ustaad October 5 is celebrated as World Teachers’ Day. Since I work on the Alif Ailaan campaign for education (funded by UK’s DfID), I have both a professional interest in…

Respecting complexity

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-273867-Respecting-complexity There are no easy answers to hard questions. Yet the ‘naya’ political discourse in Pakistan, for all the exciting prospects it has teased us with over the last three…

The scriptwriter

http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-272730-The-scriptwriter Optimists in Pakistan are besieged by a worrying realisation of the fragility of the enormous gains this country has made in the last decade. These gains have been exposed…