Book Review; The State of Islam: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan

By Najeeb Kakar
 
Saadia Toor is an Associate Professor of Sociology at City University of New York, College of Staten Island. […]

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Pakistan: Hiding state failure by invoking the ‘foreign hand’ theory

Malik Omaid
Raza Rumi explores the obsession of invoking ‘foreign hand’ to hide state failure after every terror attack which turns […]

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Malala Yousufzai Winning Nobel Peace Prize: Divided Reactions from Pakistanis on Social Media

Malik Omaid

Malala Yousufzai the Swat girl who wrote diaries as “Gul Makai” for the BBC Urdu service and was shot […]

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A Tale of Two Classes

The middle class has enhanced awareness about the issue of corruption. It finds it extremely difficult to understand why people vote for ‘corrupt’ politicians. It fails to appreciate that the state structure, run by an administrative elite rooted in the middle class, bars people’s access to the system of governance. People seek to break open the gates of the remote, impersonal ruling mechanism with the help of politicians, corrupt or otherwise

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The 1935 Mindset

By Brigadier Samson Simon Sharaf
Political stability has evaded Pakistan since 1947. Bureaucratic intrigues, repeated military interventions and exclusion of popular […]

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