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Shakil Durrani
Shakil Durrani

  • September 05, 2019

    Does power corrupt?

    In the mid-nineteenth century Lord Acton first introduced the well-known dictum, ‘power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts...

  • August 20, 2019

    No compromise on rights

    On August 5, through a presidential decree, India scrapped Article 370 of its constitution which granted a special status to Jammu Kashmir.This...

  • August 11, 2019

    For the future

    With every passing day, Pakistan will regret its failure in not improving its human development indices or its embarrassingly high population...

  • July 17, 2019

    Security and justice after the merger

    The merger of the erstwhile tribal areas into Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2018 was a wise decision. In fact, this was the only rational course available;...

  • July 05, 2019

    Recognising more heroes

    In my article on June 22, 2019 , I listed out a few people who can be called water heroes for Pakistan. Heroes emerge when vision meets courage....

  • June 30, 2019

    What went wrong?

    Pakistan confronts a serious paradox. It was once home to world-class achievers in virtually every field of human activity. Today, it stagnates. We...

  • June 22, 2019

    Water heroes

    Much has been written on ‘unlikely heroes’ in diverse fields. I wish to recall for posterity a few who left their mark on the water sector in...