Fighting rape

Dawn News It is time, therefore, the world treated sexual violence in conflict as a war crime; not as the unfortunate collateral damage of war. And a solution is urgently sought for the lack of reparation for women victims in most countries. Since the 1994 Rwandan genocide when around 250,000 Read more…

The spectre of centralisation

The Spectre of Centralisation What is the devolution-related outcome of party weakness along these parameters? The first is that authority in government is unilaterally exercised by central party leaders, with junior elected officials being sidelined in favour of technocratic or bureaucratic authority. This limits the representative component of decision-making, since Read more…

Balochistan: a new opportunity

Balochistan: a new opportunity A MAIDEN, day-long trip to Balochistan by Prime Minister Imran Khan has yielded a familiar set of statements regarding economic development and the PTI’s fight against corruption. Mr Khan’s comments about reviewing CPEC projects to address the concerns of the Balochistan government are likely to add Read more…

A teenage dream

A teenage dream THIS year, World Mental Health Day, that will be observed on Oct 10, is dedicated to ‘Young people and mental health in a changing world’. Young people include adolescents aged 10 to 19 years. This is a critical period for psychological development as individuals mature towards adulthood, Read more…