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Kamal Siddiqi



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A state of utter despair

If there is one positive Pakistan can claim, it can possibly be that rarely has it turned back refugees, whether they came from India or later from other bordering countries like Iran and Afghanistan ...

Honour killing victims can't be treated as mere statistics

As many as 500 women and girls are killed for honour each year making Pakistan one of the most dangerous countries for women. These victims are not just statistics...

Education in Pakistan is in tatters

We have heard of ghost schools, of teachers being hired but not paid, of crumbling infrastructure and how hundreds of schools have been encroached by different persons...

The crown of Karachi

Unlike the Jamaat-e-Islami, the vote bank of the MQM largely remains intact. PTI and many other political entities that mostly derive their power and influence from areas outside of the Sindh province...

Will Bilawal change the PPP's fortunes?

Bilawal was also a change. One recalls the speeches made by Bilawal in 2013 and 2014 and how there was an air of honesty about them...

Finally one step forward

There are some who say that the real question that needs to be asked is not why Moin Khan was at a casino but why he was there in the first place...

Learn from the rule of law

Through rigorous good governance and education, South Korea has successfully transformed its large population liability into an asset ...

Running on empty tanks

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has disappointed us further. We were expecting that his government would not act like its predecessor...

Pakistan is waiting and watching

Many Pakistanis continue to be disillusioned by politicians. It is our politicians that have let us down time and again...

Of the war of the minds

In most terror attacks in the country, there is almost always a foreign hand to be found. It is either Central Asians or Afghans...

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