Dr. Mariam Hassan Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Center (SKMCH & RC) is a state of the art specialist cancer care center dedicated to providing the best possible care to all patients, irrespective of their ability to pay. The hospital was the brain child of Pakistan’s star cricketer Imran Khan, and was built […]

Haji’s War on Drugs: Is This the Right Approach?

Posted on May 26, 2009
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Adil Najam This interesting story comes to us via The New Statesman, written by Sam Alexandroni (published 21 May, 2009). It is worth reading in full; and worth a thinking much about. There are many parts of this story that are truly inspirational. Other parts are worrisome. One wonders, whether this vigilante approach is the […]

Gutka Ban in Karachi: Good Move, But Is It Real?

Posted on March 2, 2009
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Adil Najam I first read about the Gutka ban in Karachi at Karachi Metroblog. One hears that the Mayor of Karachi is coming down hard on the subject, that police is actually fining people using and shops selling gutka, and that the beginnings of a black market have emerged. But I can’t seem to get […]