By Q. Isa Daudpota PAKISTAN is like an airplane lost in a dark ominous cloud, running on autopilot. Its coordinates and destination were set by the previous crew members who have been forced to eject or have parachuted out.
The PPP government cannot expect support on counter-terrorism and related issues from major political parties and groups without reciprocating with accommodating gestures on their concerns and demands
Berlin, in the glory of its summer, is certainly an unlikely location for a crash course on relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, with specific reference to the ongoing development in the tribal belt. London, on the other hand, has its place in our politics and it is hard not to […]
Let’s keep five things in perspective. First, three out of every four Pakistanis live on less than $2 per day. Second, one out of every four Pakistanis is undernourished. Third, our under-five mortality rate is 99 out of every 1,000 births. Fourth, 38 per cent of Pakistani children are underweight […]
In school we had black slates and white chalks. Later, as technology progressed, there were coloured chalks! We could laboriously write out the alphabet on the slate and simply wipe off the mistakes with our elbows or palms and write again. But those were slates and that was school.
Our backs weren’t designed for the modern sedentary lifestyle. Anthropologists believe that early humans were bipeds (walked upright), but also spent time on all four limbs. After examining the skeletons of prehistoric species, they think the spinal structure changed as human beings stood for longer periods. The lower spine curved […]