View from India: Imran Khan & Arvind Kejriwal’s mistakes

Kisan Baburao Hazare, popularly known as Anna Hazare, is an Indian social activist who led movements to promote rural development, increase government transparency, and investigate and punish corruption in public life The two-decade long Imran Khan phenomenon has had its ups and downs. But the 2013 elections and his increasing popularity brought greater attention to him and his party, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf. Imran Khan was being invited to international forums, and media... Read More

Jinnah’s dream is on hold, but Project Ziaul Haq is in full swing

Cartoon by Sabir Nazar Artists see things others don’t, hues of reality that many are blind to or have long become numb to. I think this also happens when you go to a new place or visit a place after a long time, or periodically; you see more. I have lived most of my life in the United States and visit Pakistan periodically. Perhaps that’s why some things glare at me more than others. The converse is also true. If you were to visit the States you would see things that I stopped... Read More

Solutions for low quality of Pakistani research

If you didn’t write it, cite it: The McGill Tribune There have been several articles debating Pakistan research culture in the last couple of years in Dawn, and all of them raised important points. Ineffective HEC policies (Hoodbhoy P, July 01, 2017; Khawaja I, July 07, 2017), the incompetence of researchers (Agha N, Nov 10, 2015; Hoodbhoy P, Nov 21, 2015; Zardari S, Nov 02, 2014), the low quality of publications (Hoodbhoy P, Nov 21, 2015; Zardari S, Nov 02, 2014) and the... Read More


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