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Perils of Unfettered Social Media A daunting challenge we must mount

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Perils of Unfettered Social Media A daunting challenge we must mount Qasim Dhillon In 2017, a research conducted in 33 countries revealed that Facebook-owned platforms reached 86 percent of their internet-users between the ages of 16 and 64. If not the internet itself, these platforms effectively acted as a gateway to the internet there. Today, by all means, outreach of ... Read More »

Convergence or Divergence Intra-Afghan Dialogue at a Decisive Point

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Convergence or Divergence Intra-Afghan Dialogue at a Decisive Point Mairaj ul Hamid Nasri Saturday, September 12, 2020 will be considered a momentous day in the history of the world, especially that of the United States and Afghanistan, and South Asia, for that matter. It was the historic day when the Afghan government and the Taliban began peace talks in the ... Read More »

Feudalism in Pakistan

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Feudalism in Pakistan How to eradicate the menace Amjad Ali Feudal system has almost disappeared from the face of the earth, but it still exists in Pakistan. The feudal lords are the prominent members of our society. The culture in the feudal lordship system is diametrically opposed to the Islamic norms and values, and democracy. Feudalism, in the case of ... Read More »

Changing Paradigms of Modern Diplomacy

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Changing Paradigms of Modern Diplomacy Warda Batool   In foreign policy sphere, the term ‘diplomacy’ means the practice of conducting negotiations between representatives of states. It includes influencing the decisions and conduct of foreign officials and representatives through dialogue, negotiation and other non-violent means. In a nutshell, it is the chief instrument of foreign policy which represents the goals, objectives ... Read More »

SECRETS OF SUCCESS

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SECRETS OF SUCCESS Rabiah Noor “[S]uccess is the ongoing process of striving to become more. It is the opportunity to continually grow emotionally, socially, spiritually, physiologically, intellectually and financially while contributing in some positive way to others. The road to success is always under construction. It is a progressive course, not an end to be reached.” These lines by Tony ... Read More »

Mental Health and Suicidal Ideation

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Mental Health and Suicidal Ideation Saba Sibghat The incidents of suicide among Pakistani youth are dangerously rising. But, unfortunately, parents, academic institutes and public and private sector are not equipped with skills to deal with mental health issues which often lead to suicides. ‘ According to a report by World Health Organization, about 800,000 people around the world die due ... Read More »

Live With a Purpose The purpose of life is a life of purpose

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Live With a Purpose “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” Maryam Ibrahim The combination of a successful career, a loving family and a strong social network may seem a recipe for perfect life. However, even those who can check each of these boxes might feel that something is missing. And that something is the purpose of life. ... Read More »

Why Democracy Fails in Third World Countries

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Why Democracy Fails in Third World Countries Anna Kazmi The Latin term “demokratia” literally means the rule of the people. This takes into consideration all the demands of the populace, what changes they desire, how they would like their needs to be met, and what steps they expect their government to take in order to make headway against the defective ... Read More »

US-China Cold War

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US-China Cold War Mehboob Hussain Babar In 1949, Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong installed ‘Communist Government’ in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The United States refused to recognize this new government and continued to recognize and support Chiang Kai-shek’s exiled Republic of China government in Taipei. In 1950, during the Korean War, the US and PRC armed forces ... Read More »

The State of Young Lives

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The State of Young Lives Makhtoom Ahmed In the history of childhood discourse, United Nations Convention on the Right of Children (UNCRC), 1989, is regarded as a momentous declaration. It became the landmark of children’s rights in which international agencies, academics, policymakers and practitioners focused their attention on the pressing issues of children and improvement of their quality of life ... Read More »