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Election 2018 – A long-term view

July 26th, 2018|

The election on 25 July 2018 has inspired much-needed optimism as well as serious doubts.

The feeling that we can shape a better future through an election is not new. It was evidently widespread at least during the elections in 1970, 1988 and 2007. The scale, however, is perhaps a lot higher this time.

The accusations of […]

The people’s actor

September 25th, 2016|

Review by Maheen A. Rashdi published in Dawn, Books & Authors, September 25, 2016.

“Shafique’s narrative is addictive, and while you may pick up Waheed Murad: His Life and Our Times out of curiosity … the story that unfolds surpasses expectations. Whilst revealing diverse aspects of Waheed Murad’s personality, Shafique has opened up a new perspective […]

The soul of all human beings

March 21st, 2010|

This article was published in Dawn on March 21, 2010 as ‘The spirit of all human beings’. It was later pointed out by M. Suheyl Umar that ‘soul’ rather than ‘spirit’ is a more appropriate translation of the original phrase used by Sir Syed. The word ‘spirit’ has therefore been replaced with ‘soul’ in the […]

Iqbal’s Relevance Today

November 9th, 2003|

Dawn Books & Authors, 9 November, 2003

Let’s be honest about this. A reference to Iqbal often generates sneers or boredom. So much for 56 years of celebrating Iqbal as the national poet — and celebrating him to death! Let’s approach the question with a fresh start: is he relevant today? Are his works worth the […]

Ataturk: the man who dodged a world war

September 21st, 2001|

This article was published in Dawn, The Review, sometime in September 2001. Since then, especially after 2006, I have come to see that the masses play a much more significant role in the making of history than what I had conceded here (especially in the second paragraph).

After the First World War, the victorious Allies sat […]

Teacher-training in Pakistan: the alternative module

August 12th, 2001|

Dawn, The Review, August 12-18, 2001

For a teacher working in a private school in a city like Karachi, teacher training may not mean the same as what it would have meant to one in that position twenty years ago. The concept has changed.

Today, teacher training doesn’t necessarily mean getting enlisted in a government teacher training […]