From Earth to space-based: future of the Internet

We are living in an age of hyper-globalization. The world is virtually connected more than it has ever been so, historically. Technology has given us amazing things like smartphones, supercomputers and a plethora of other Internet of Things (IoT). Internet is the only network that connects the whole globe with great ease. It allows billions… Continue reading From Earth to space-based: future of the Internet

Morality doldrums: the galling truth of Pakistan

I recently visited the bank for some assignments. While finishing my queries, I saw a young educated man who entered the bank and went straight to the desk without waiting in the queue for his turn. He, however, had no such temperament of realization that there were other people who were already waiting for their… Continue reading Morality doldrums: the galling truth of Pakistan

Growing significance of Asia Pacific in international politics

The Asia Pacific is part of the world located in the western Pacific Ocean. It includes regions of East Asia, South Asia, South East Asia and region of Oceania. It also consists of some areas of the North Atlantic, for example, Russia and the countries in America which lies on the bank of the Eastern… Continue reading Growing significance of Asia Pacific in international politics

Prime Minister castigated election commission

In his 50 minutes speech, Prime Minister thanked the lawmakers belonging to the PTI and allied parties for reposing confidence in him. He also castigated the election commission of Pakistan for allegedly failing to conduct the senate election in a transparent manner, and made personal attacks on the opposition leadership. In his speech, after obtaining… Continue reading Prime Minister castigated election commission

Brain drain: an Achilles’ Heel for the Global South?

|Arfa Ziah and Ammara Kalsoom When the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648 introduced the world with a Nation-State system, an integral part of the treaty was the sovereignty of every state irrespective of its geography or demography. However, the world is segregated into the concept of superiors and inferiors since day one. The name kept… Continue reading Brain drain: an Achilles’ Heel for the Global South?

Brexit: did it favour the UK and its foreign policy?

The contemporary, especially the second decade of the 21st century, is causing immense changes around the world, especially in foreign policies. Before delving deeper we should have a brief introduction that how the foreign policies can be seen through two structural prisms. Firstly, the foreign policies around the world are severely affected by the US-China… Continue reading Brexit: did it favour the UK and its foreign policy?

Pakistan’s airline industry: Is its fate finally destined to change?

Air travel usually costs more than either train or bus for domestic commute around the world. It, however, does not legitimize what travellers in Pakistan are charged for inter-city journeys in the wake of feeble local competition. An economical one-way trip from Karachi to Islamabad would cost roughly $45, translating into $0.064 per mile for… Continue reading Pakistan’s airline industry: Is its fate finally destined to change?

Op-ed: Pakistan’s problematic political culture

It seems that every problem in Pakistan these days has something to do with party politics. At least as far as the politicians in Pakistan are concerned, it appears as if the country has no other issue. What is happening to the man in the street and the country at large is of little value… Continue reading Op-ed: Pakistan’s problematic political culture

Workplace harassments in Pakistan: initiatives taken by State and the way forward

Year after year, the “Aurat March” brings the country to crossroads, as the outcry for gender equality is misrepresented and often misunderstood. Branded as the “west birthed propaganda”, attempts are made to divert the attention from its true roots of historical trauma, widespread gender inequalities and pervasive violence against women where crimes against them are… Continue reading Workplace harassments in Pakistan: initiatives taken by State and the way forward

Culture of ban: a vicious cycle trapping the intellectuals of Pakistan

The active contribution of intellectuals in a society, nation and country is as important as oxygen for our body. Without oxygen, our body desperately fails to function; similarly, without intellectuals, a nation, society and country cannot run along the path of progress, development and modernization. No doubt, the participation of progressive, rational and inclusive intellectuals… Continue reading Culture of ban: a vicious cycle trapping the intellectuals of Pakistan