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Let’s hope for the rise of the South Asian tigress

Women on the whole are not profiting from the South Asian tiger phenomenon. The trickle down factor dries up before it reaches the lowest of the low - most of whom are women.
According to a recent poll from Thomson Reuters, the women of the subcontinent are getting a particularly bad deal.
TrustLaw Women is [...]

Another voice for freedom, lost

It will take time and political will for the truth to emerge about the murder of Saleem Shahzad, the Pakistani journalist whose body was found yesterday. But political will might be hard to come by in this case.
As the Pakistan bureau chief for Asia Times and an Italian news agency, Shahzad was “one of the [...]

Evil triumphs again in Pakistan

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” said Edmund Burke.  It’s a quotation that has stood the test of time, and nowhere more so than in current day Pakistan.
Shabaz Bhatti, the Minorities Minister and the only Christian minister in the Pakistani government was shot dead today by [...]

All men are equal, but some are more equal than others?

When I first started out in journlism in Australia, a senior editor told me:  remember the golden rule of news - 1 white life equals 10 brown lives equals 100 black lives.  He wasn’t a racist, he was just stating things the way they were.  Horrified as I was to hear that equation all those  [...]

Is Tunisia a signpost for Pakistan?

The Jasmin Revolution of Tunisia has raised the world’s hopes for the Arab world - it’s raised mine for Pakistan.  There are so many similarites between the two countries it’s hard to know where to start listing them - endemic corruption from top to bottom, a lack of opportunities for young people, a ruling family [...]