[Originally published in the Daily Times Op-ed pages] The primary focus in the drone debate so far has remained on the civilian casualties. Drone attacks have mostly been concentrated in the North Waziristan Agency (NWA), and some in the South Waziristan Agency (SWA) of FATA in Pakistan. However, the impact of these killings in particular and… Read More Living Under Drones: the Psychological, Social, and Economic Impact of Drones in FATA.
Originally published on Movements.org: The Challenge In March 2007, military dictator General Pervez Musharraf unconstitutionally deposed the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhary. This caused the lawyers community
[Originally featured on the ExchangesConnect blog.] Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is celebrated during the third week of April every year with much fervour across the world to highlight the importance of the youth’s involvement in community development. Keeping the youth service tradition alive, YES Alumni Islamabad commemorated GYSD for the second successive year this… Read More Save the Margallas
[Originally published in The Nation City page] ISLAMABAD – Whereas it is a must for everyone to take steps to conserve water in order to minimise the risk of a severe water shortage and wastage of electricity, it is also for the authorities concerned to take measures to ensure that water is not being wasted.
[Originally published in The Nation City Page] ISLAMABAD – The construction of well-built public toilets in various public areas was welcomed by many as a positive development in the provision of services to the public. However, much is left to say about their maintenance. Stench emanating from these toilets usually poses as a warning of… Read More Need for well-maintained public toilets
[Originally published in The Nation City Page] ISLAMABAD – Litter can be seen accumulated on the ground at various public places in the Federal capital, despite Islamabad unarguably being the cleanest city in the country. This is not entirely because the residents of the city lack civic sense, but because they are not always given… Read More CDA needs to do more on disposing of trash
[Orginally published in The Nation] ISLAMABAD – The Federal Capital has been witnessing a boom in the construction of wide avenues, convenient underpasses and wonderful flyovers apart from the expansion of existing roads, and all of this has made commuting around the capital increasingly convenient and fast. However, the city planners need to realise that… Read More Capital urgently needs efficient transport system