Daily Archives: December 20, 2008


Torture and terror —Rafia Zakaria

Together, countries like the United States that have well entrenched institutionalised systems of law, countries like Pakistan that lack a solid judiciary and oversight of law enforcement officials, and non-state actors like the Taliban, who are resolutely unapologetic about their own barbarity, represent a torture triumvirate


The Xenophobes —Saleem H Ali

Pakistan exhibits xenophobia in various ways by fostering grand conspiracy theories about “foreign influence” and “hidden hands”. Media pundits are proudly willing to blame anyone but us for the country’s continuing problems During my childhood years in Pakistan, every spring we would make a vacation trip by road from Lahore […]