ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - The weather at Old Trafford so resembled Pakistan-India ties, unpredictable and terrifying with looming stretches of grey. But short spells of sparkling sunshine seemed assured too.
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - A visit to the northern areas reminds one of just how endowed the country is. But it also highlighted for me just how we, the state and citizens, have misused it. This must change with both state and society playing their part.
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - The quality of rhetoric in the country’s political arena has been questionable for some time, but in the absence of any ‘self-regulation’ by the politicians themselves, it has become steadily more problematic.
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - As Pakistani society is changing with more and more women entering the workforce, there should be greater understanding of the dilemmas faced by working mothers, and steps should be taken to accommodate rather than discourage them.
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - One can safely assume that the larger project of ‘Making Pakistan Great Again’ will not be possible in the space of five years. It will require at least another five-year term if not more.
ISLAMABAD (Dawn/ANN) - Matches like the Pakistan-India face-off in the Cricket World Cup are about so much more than the game itself: they are about nationalism, identity, power, geopolitics, as evident in recent government attempts to revive international sports in Pakistan to promote the country’s soft power.