Environmental Issues

November 12, 2019

Polio, population and progress

Polio, population and progress. In the early twenty-first century the train of progress is again pulling out of the station – and this will probably be […]
November 21, 2019

A day without a toilet

A day without a toilet The newspaper did not want to use the word ‘Toilet’, and changed the heading to ‘Hygiene for all’ https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/570846-hygiene-for-all Pakistan’s biggest […]
December 29, 2019

Sovereignty vs. electric cables Part 2

  Sovereignty vs. electric  cables In a small village in Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan, the residents chose to live without electricity  for many years because installing an […]
January 24, 2020

A janitor writes to the residents of DHA and Clifton

A janitor writes a letter of gratitude to the residents of DHA and Clifton.     Sir, I am a Cantonment Board Clifton’s contracted janitor. I […]
March 18, 2020

A letter from the aggrieved and the endangered

A letter from the aggrieved and the endangered. Dear Curse Corona, On behalf of the Markhor Association of Northern Areas, the Migratory Society of Houbara Bustards, […]
March 26, 2020

Kheaban e Jabal

Kheaban e Jabal – 1 of 4 A mountain of contradictions. Tariq Bin Ziyad neither conquered nor resided on this Kheaban e Jabal. The name “Jabal” […]
April 5, 2020

Post Covid-19 Pakistan

Post Covid-19 Pakistan Three key obstacles ought to be addressed for Pakistan to end its endless journey of poverty, inequality and mis-governance.  To limit its ‘bursting […]
April 23, 2020

Fearvid-19, the new strain

Fearvid-19 No wonder, Pakistan’s Houbara Bustards, Markhors and Siberian Cranes are euphoric with relief and joy. Those who mercilessly massacred them with ferocious falcons and long […]
May 15, 2020

Pakistan must realise

Does Pakistan have a realization that many of the institutional structures that we rely upon were developed for colonial conveniences and have been obsolete for a […]
July 13, 2020

Fighting a losing battle

The rapid growth in population makes Pakistan fight a losing battle in its efforts to break the cycle of poverty, hunger, disease and illiteracy. We failed […]
July 13, 2020

Citizens demand an end to the moon sighting committee.

For millions of years, stars and planets have followed their well-defined orbits and trajectories in space, uninterrupted by the quality of our beliefs or our knowledge […]
July 29, 2020

Bills that divide

Since 1947, we have been passing one bill after another to ‘Protect’ Islam without ever bothering to follow its spirit in terms of tolerance, equality and […]
August 1, 2020

A ‘ Thank you’ Letter

A ‘Thank You’ letter.    Dear Bill and Melinda, Thank you for your philanthropic support to many global causes and events. I did not realize the […]
August 11, 2020

A breath of fresh air

It is with humility and gratitude, that I confirm, after interviewing a number of CBC contracted  janitors this morning  that their salary has been raised from […]
August 25, 2020

RTI helps Pakistan’s most exploited workers

Only after a few days, of Cantt Board Clifton raising the salary of its exploited under paid janitors from Rs 12,000 to Rs.17500, we now have […]
September 4, 2020

Tents and private armies

Administrator,                                              Sept. 3, 2020 […]
September 4, 2020

Those who clean our gutters deserve our respect

Cantonment Executive Officer, CBC CC-38, Street No.13, Kh-e-Rahat, Phase-VI, DHA, Karachi. Phone: +92-21-35847831-2,   Dear Sir,   Request for Information under   Article 19A of the Constitution […]
September 4, 2020

A question of 70 crores

Cantonment Executive Officer, Cantonment Board Clifton CC-38, Street No.13, Kh-e-Rahat, Phase-VI, DHA, Karachi. Phone: +92-21-35847831-2,   Dear Sir,   Request for Information under   Article 19A of […]
September 5, 2020

H2O – the ultimate leveler

H2O – the ultimate leveler. Connected with covalent bonds of one Oxygen and two Hydrogen atoms, I am a typically colorless, tasteless, odorless and harmless fluid. […]
September 8, 2020

Let me breathe

This is absolutely amazing. Another 1000 contracted janitors, being paid illegal wages of Rs.13000 pm can ‘begin to breathe’ a bit more easily. The latest is […]