Culture of Silence

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Spotlight, the 2015 Academy Award winning motion picture, brought to global attention the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston sex abuse scandal of 2002. The film was based on factual events, showing how a group of reporters ...
As the protests against enforced disappearances grow louder and the world marks the International Day for Enforced Disappearances, in Pakistan, it may be the other way round.
Even as Pakistan remains under partial lockdown, Coronavirus deaths continue to mount and the country faces multiple economic and social problems, there is little attention given to the dangerous armed clashes and bloodletting ...

Protecting those Invisible Workers

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While the battle for workers’ rights continues, even though it is late, the new law passed for the Islamabad territory is a step in the right direction.
قبائلی ضلع خیبر کے علاقے چاروازگئی میں پاک افغان شاہراہ پر سیاسی اتحاد کا دھرنا دس روز تک رہا، جسکا مقصد پشاور ریگی میں سی ٹی ڈی کے مبینہ آپریشن میں ہلاک کئے جانے والے خاصہ دار فورس کے...
The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) government has seen fit to remove Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan from the position of Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) for Information and replace her with Lt-General (retd), Asim Bajwa ...
Combating climate change cannot happen in a day. But the time to start is now. Otherwise, it will just be too late.

Trump – A Bad Deal-Maker?

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The worsening political and military crises in Afghanistan will adversely affect Pakistan and other neighboring states unless there is an early resolution. The US has clearly conceded too much in its year long dialogue with the Taliban, while the Taliban...

Silencing a People’s Assembly

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“Everything is a risk in Pakistan: If you defend women, it's a risk. If you defend non-Muslims, it's a risk. If you discuss religion, it's a risk. But you can't really sit there like a vegetable in your own society. And I'm committed to that society... and I feel I need to turn around and speak as I should.”
  "If there is the expected response from colleges and universities from Karachi to Peshawar, it could be one of the most exciting moments in the country's history as student activism, previously destroyed by military rulers and autocrats, comes to...