What’s Going Right in Pakistan

Posted on June 10, 2011
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Adil Najam There is much – way too much – that is going terribly wrong in Pakistan. But not all is lost. Not just yet. One must never deny that which is going wrong. Indeed, to accept and acknowledge it is itself the first step towards finding ways to reverse the wrong. But nor should […]

Have We Gone Mad? (Reader discretion advised)

Posted on June 9, 2011
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Adil Najam This graphic video of the brutal murder of 19 year of Sarfraz Shah being confronted and shot dead by Rangers – supposedly because he was a robber refusing to surrender – is only the latest in a string of state and societal resort to violence that makes one wonder if we have gone […]

Pakistan’s Population Bomb

Posted on June 5, 2011
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Faris Islam Amongst the tide of dismal economic data released ahead of the budget presentation are building the currents of the next crisis that could inundate Pakistan. While media attention remains fixated – rightly so – on shorter-term problems such as the ever-growing threat of militancy, the cresting polarization of society, a recurring power crisis […]