“Muhammad Ali Jinnah had no vision of what Pakistan should become,” says Professor Hoodbhoy
“Let’s not make language the touchstone of enlightenment,” says Professor Hoodbhoy
A six-year-old was mercilessly thrashed with a cane at a school in Attock for not remembering a lesson assigned to him
"I do not criticise for the sake of criticism but only because some situation warrants it," says Professor Hoodbhoy
The safe repatriation of Afghan refugees remains the official focus of discussion for Guterres at the conference
Although the entire country is struggling to survive in this economy, the impact on females is mostly overlooked
These actors take their craft extremely seriously and are largely unperturbed by the criticism thrown their way
Pakistan’s foreign policy is currently in a diplomatic quagmire since it cannot afford to lose any of its allies
Karim remains an obscure figure in Pakistan but a celebrity in the circle of international mountaineering enthusiasts
The problem remains that Washington has always given its tacit approval to use the likes of Saeed as strategic assets
Ultimately, public hangings will be gimmicks that will divert the attention of the common man from the real problems
Why is the democratic process of legislation through parliament being sidelined to promulgate ordinances?
The retired general's death sentence will go down in the annals of history as an unprecedented judicial decree
The lust for power displayed by all the major political parties is only making life difficult for the masses
Will a foreigner be allowed to run for parliament if they obtain Pakistani citizenship? On paper, the answer is yes
It is the responsibility of the incumbent government and opposition parties to ensure that we have faith in the system
The promulgation of the ordinance was followed by a flood of misinformation regarding its content
While our right to privacy is somewhat muddled, the right to dignity is guaranteed in our constitution
Why can't a former leg spinning legend who did not actively commit the crime be thrown a lifeline for his survival?
If Pakistan cricket truly wishes to rise upwards then the first thing we must do is select a qualified coach
POA is sending athletes to the Summer Olympics on a wild card but has ignored genuine medal-winning prospects
Based on the National T20 squads, it seems the PCB has failed to address many problems in the domestic set-up
If Liverpool manage a victory in Manchester, it might be the end of Solskjaer’s career as United’s boss.
The T20 team against weak Sri Lanka represents a missed opportunity to try out players for the world cup next year
Both Solskjaer and Emery are desperate win for a win, not just for their clubs, but to protect their jobs
When Farah started umpiring, people used to laugh at her, ask if her job is just to raise a finger when one gets out.
While many will rejoice at the omission of Malik and Hafeez, the inclusion of Akmal and Shehzad is incomprehensible.
A shrinking imagination and an absence of philosophical thinking have contributed to the downfall of Urdu poetry
Despite the criticism, Durj is an earnest effort by Abbasi and team to break from the mould of Pakistani cinema
Mayo believes that art can have an impact on people and can help initiate dialogue.
Some sequels are designed to cater to viewers not familiar with the original series, this is not one of them
Joker is the uninhibited madness of a fractured, two-faced world order, manifesting itself as a weeping clown.
This isn’t just another forgetful Netflix original, rather, it is a tale that will strike a chord in many hearts
However analytical Ad Astra’s screenplay may be, it never strays from its core: the ties that bind parent and child
Over the years, Rambo’s spirit and the original soul of Morrell’s story has been taken over by stereotypical...
A band with a heart, their music breaks stereotypes and audiences at concerts cannot help but sway to their music.
The government lacked the spine to take up this issue themselves and instead, sent the matter to the CII
Vawda defended his actions, claiming that people should focus on the message and ignore its presentation
People almost seem numb to the amount of kidnappings that take place in Pakistan, but none of this is normal
The first impression I had after hearing Abbasi’s statements was that they reeked of self-righteousness and...
The media fraternity largely seems oblivious to the impact of the content on the audiences
We cannot make fun of someone with a hole in their sock when we are barefoot ourselves.
Are we only standing in solidarity with Kashmiris who stand with the Pakistani state?
A race to know as much as possible about you has commenced amongst not just Google but all internet giants.
Abbasi framed his decision to marry her as a case of charity or sacrifice.
Legally speaking, a man cannot marry again without the expressed consent of the first wife
Gulab Singh Dogra was allowed to buy Kashmir for Rs7.5 million by the British as reward for his treachery
If students are brought back the risk of coronavirus spreading amongst the local populace will increase tenfold
Schools, colleges and universities, even in the developed countries, must include Newton’s classical ideas
What was evident from every conversation I had with the locals was a sense of grief coupled with anger
The willingness of the government to collaborate with online marketplaces for export capacity building is apparent
This article shall attempt to pinpoint another medium through which local MSMEs can engage in export activity
A growing body of evidence suggests that pollution may contribute to depression, anxiety and mental health disorders
If financial corruption is to be eventually eliminated, moral corruption must first be overcome
Countries that boast a trade surplus with China may have to depreciate their currency in order to remain competitive
All Americans should realise that Sanders’ vision for the US is one which has a place for each and everyone of us
Donald Trump’s pressure campaign alone can not be blamed for the loss of support for Iranian regime
People in the region sarcastically comment, “Can you name anything which hasn't been banned in Kashmir yet?”
My time in the country has reinforced my belief in the Chinese government and I volunteered to stay back
Trump is the Republican’s best shot at beating the Democrats – which is also in Pakistan’s best interest
Israel has thus far been incapable of extending settlements into the embattled Gaza Strip due to armed resistance
Hidden behind his calm demeanor and apparent rationality is a message laced with vitriol, prejudice and pseudoscience
We can't be satisfied with the ICJ order alone and a lot more needs to be done if we are to save the “lost...
The movie will perhaps force us to ask questions about topics usually reserved for the back pages of a newspaper
The trailer doesn’t give details about the plotline but shows the distressed protagonist trying to escape his...
The movie seems like an intense, gripping thriller with a determined female protagonist
Before Imran's address at the UN, Shah Mahmood Qureshi discusses the crisis in IoK and the importance of this US trip
Doctor Sleep seems to have a more complicated plot compared to its iconic classic predecessor
The film seems sharp, witty and bizarrely humorous. You have to give points to Waititi for taking this creative risk
Disney seems increasingly uninspired and creatively vacant, relying on the powers of nostalgia to draw in an audience.
Maleeha Lodhi discusses the future of IoK at the UNSC, Pakistan's role at the UN and the personal attacks against...
The trailer has left people feeling confused, somewhat surprised and also overjoyed. For me, it's disappointment.
Qasir was one of the great but relatively unsung poets from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who chose to write in Urdu
Ghalib is the closest in our subcontinental tradition to what Shakespeare is in the English tradition
“Hum Dekhenge” remains as prescient today as it was back in 1979, not just in Pakistan but for the entire subcontinent
Rather than having a mournful ring to it, the poem instead celebrates Asma Jahangir’s life
Today marks the 100th birth anniversary of one of the great Urdu satirists and novelists
Reading these words today, one gets the feeling that Manto had envisioned today’s headlines
'Letters to Uncle Sam' contain a remarkable overview of history, politics, culture and international relations
His work is presented here in the hope that it will ensnare readers into the beguiling net of Akhtar’s lucid style
‘Departmental Store Mein’ marked a break with the tradition of free verse by including pop cultural references