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Anjum Altaf

Revisiting extremism

Revisiting extremism

Extremism has become conflated with violence and terrorism. Published Sep 29, 2017 05:12am
Thank you, Donald Trump

Thank you, Donald Trump

The American leader’s cavalier attitude has unleashed fresh thinking on a number of issues. Published Sep 05, 2017 02:32am
A matter of context

A matter of context

Ordinary folk base their choice on pragmatic considerations. Published Aug 02, 2017 02:08am
When will we learn?

When will we learn?

Dr Salam and Iqbal did not know their future careers at the start of their education, nor did they start it in English. Published Jul 10, 2017 07:28am
A guide to inequality

A guide to inequality

The real issue is social inequality. Without gains on this front economic justice would remain unattainable. Published Jun 13, 2017 02:11am
CSS reform

CSS reform

Very few graduates want to join the CSS. Published May 29, 2017 01:09am
CPEC: The case for full disclosure

CPEC: The case for full disclosure

Intellectual honesty demands a stance of neutrality on CPEC till the terms and conditions are disclosed. Updated Jun 12, 2017 03:54pm
Nowhere to go

Nowhere to go

There may be no place in Pakistan to run away to. Updated Apr 30, 2017 07:05am
Probing the CSS examination

Probing the CSS examination

Some questions reveal a sloppiness that comes in the way of a proper understanding of the question. Published Apr 11, 2017 02:14am
Mind the money

Mind the money

We seem to be living in a world in which anything goes. Published Mar 31, 2017 03:19am
Healthcare needs a warning label

Healthcare needs a warning label

Standards have slipped because regulatory capacity has been outstripped by the number of facilities. Published Mar 21, 2017 06:44am
Locating the enemy

Locating the enemy

It is quite hard to believe that our enemies convinced us to create these monsters. Published Mar 07, 2017 01:02am
The problem with land grants

The problem with land grants

It is reasonable to ask for a transparent disclosure of the rules applicable to land grants. Published Feb 14, 2017 02:07am
The begging bowl

The begging bowl

Why is no one willing to change a broken development model? Published Jan 25, 2017 12:50pm
CPEC: lessons from history

CPEC: lessons from history

What came of all the colonial-era investment and what economic transformations did it sustain? Updated Jun 12, 2017 03:58pm
The death of classical music

The death of classical music

One can say that classical music is dead in Pakistan because the art form is not part of the sensibility of a new Updated Jan 17, 2017 02:54am
Inherent bias

Inherent bias

The CSS exam screens for a particular type of candidate. Updated Jan 17, 2017 02:54am
CSS danger alert

CSS danger alert

Civil service exams are not testing for intelligence. Published Dec 20, 2016 02:21am