Anjum Altaf

The city from here

The city from here

Awareness, followed by the desire to change the world, is what motivates the lovers of Faiz.

Published May 27, 2020 06:35am
Where are the experts?

Where are the experts?

We are not even clear about the primary objective of our policy.

Published Apr 13, 2020 06:04am
‘My body, my choice’

‘My body, my choice’

The infliction of pain on the human body is commonly viewed as a just and effective corrective.

Updated Mar 17, 2020 07:32am
Interrogating democracy

Interrogating democracy

Democracy relies on collective wisdom to yield the best of a set of often bad choices.

Updated Feb 10, 2020 07:30am
Rules and discretion

Rules and discretion

We have to minimise discretion in Pakistan at least for this phase of our existence.

Published Jan 05, 2020 07:01am
False signals

False signals

Why do the rulers consider increase in remittances praiseworthy?

Published Oct 27, 2019 07:03am
Put to the test

Put to the test

Our education systems need to be independently assessed.

Updated Oct 05, 2019 07:55am
Taxation: A way forward

Taxation: A way forward

Taxpayers here have valid concerns: does the government care for us?

Published Sep 16, 2019 06:58am
Unpacking education

Unpacking education

Chota is highly skilled, street-smart and wise. Yet no one would consider him educated. Why not?

Updated Sep 09, 2019 01:26pm
Cutting it short

Cutting it short

Why, as a society, we feel increasingly disinclined to enforce the rules is a matter of great significance.

Published Aug 24, 2019 07:06am
Quality of food

Quality of food

We literally do not know what we are eating in Pakistan.

Published Aug 04, 2019 07:07am
Education is not a solution

Education is not a solution

Pakistan’s development problems are not going to be resolved even if every citizen acquires a postgraduate education.

Published Jul 25, 2019 06:56am
A vision for the future

A vision for the future

The kings and kingmakers have now led the country into very dangerous territory.

Published Jul 15, 2019 07:01am
Debating education

Debating education

Just as a robust undergraduate system is a prerequisite for successful doctoral programmes, ...

Published Jun 16, 2019 06:37am
The real India

The real India

Liberalism, pluralism and secularism resonated very little with the mass of the Indian population.

Published Jun 09, 2019 07:09am
Language and society

Language and society

Our linguistic confusions are compounded by the fact that Urdu is very carefree with its pronunciation and use of

Published May 19, 2019 07:16am
No lessons learnt

No lessons learnt

‘Welfare’ not ‘warfare’ should be the goal.

Published Mar 03, 2019 07:27am
Finessing Brexit

Finessing Brexit

Meta-issues involving complex dimensions are not suitable for referenda.

Updated Mar 12, 2019 02:03pm
On sustainability

On sustainability

What is intriguing is our selective use of the concept of sustainability.

Published Jan 30, 2019 07:18am
History’s lessons

History’s lessons

It is normal for us to accept whoever is placed on the pedestal.

Published Sep 02, 2018 06:57am