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Amir Hussain
Amir Hussain

  • July 18, 2019

    Intellect and action

    Never blindly believe in stories coming from a distant land or very distant persons until you see them happening yourself is one of the simple...

  • July 12, 2019

    Faith and civil society

    In my previous article in these pages , I discussed the paradox of collective freedom in faith-based communities. The article led to a heated debate...

  • July 06, 2019

    Dilemmas from the periphery

    Culture is a contested concept which encompasses a variety of dimensions of human life including social cohesion, collective experience,...

  • June 27, 2019

    Poverty and social protection

    Last week I met with some senior officials of an international financial institution at the Cabinet Division in Islamabad. We discussed, at length,...

  • June 21, 2019

    Media and development

    What has gone wrong with our economy? This is the most frequently asked question in Pakistan these days – particularly on TV talk shows. On a...

  • June 17, 2019

    Politics and alliances

    The sombre nights of Islamabad these days may herald yet another era of political pessimism, deals and intrigues. The dull capital could soon be...

  • June 12, 2019

    The twist in the tale

    Politics is a strange affair with no permanent friends and foes. It is often a game of war and love, unfolding a new story with each passing day, a...