A journey to self-dependency

A case-study of a woman Ms. Hajyani who steered her family out of abject poverty by learning skill of pot-making     By Abdul Latif Soomro Ms. Hajyani, 31 years old, is a member of Community Organization and Village Organization of Village Ghulam Hussian Bhambhro, Union Council Gulzar Khaleel, Taluka Samaro district Umerkot, Sindh. Her family […]

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Women Empowerment is Significant for Poverty Reduction, Sustainable Development in Rural Sindh

Authors: Asmat Kakar, Sumera Noor, Waheed Hyder Zaor   Uneven power relations and participation in decision-making process between women and men are amongst the fundamental causes of social, economic and political instability that engenders chronic poverty. More than ever, women empowerment and the reduction of gender inequalities have a robust influence to make to social justice […]

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In the Praise of the Department of History, University of Malaya

Writer traces the history of History Department of Malaysia’s prestigious educational institution, where he did his doctorate. He says ‘The history department is the live academic setup of the university. It always attempts to balance the historical needs of the Malaysian students as well as world students.’ Zaffar Junejo Dr. Azharuddin Mohamed Dali, my Ph.D. […]

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The djinns of Gaji Shah… just a myth, not the realty

In order to get the poor and illiterate communities rid of this painful practice, the authorities should assign the mental health experts and psychiatrists to establish permanent camps or at least during the 3-day Urs in January ever year, conduct the tests of suffering females and refer them for treatment in their own areas. By […]

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Opinion: How Pakistan’s Politicians Help the Military

Every time civilian politicians bend laws to accommodate the generals, they damage long-term prospects for democracy By Aqil Shah Since its foundation in 1947, Pakistan has spent more than three decades under military rule. Even when out of power, the military has exerted behind-the-scenes influence to maintain its firm grip on politics and national security. […]

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Rasool Bux Palijo – A Legendary leader

Homage to Great Leader (January 20, 1930-June 0, 2018) Pardeep Gulab Rasool Bux Palijo was great legendary leader of Sindh and Pakistan. He was not only a political leader but a well-known lawyer, great writer, orator, social scientist, literary critic, political theorist, scholar and an extra ordinary figure of the time. He was the man […]

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How the US Empire stole the left’s ideas

Efforts have accelerated to transform the meanings of key political concepts used by the global left against US power Joseph Massad Since the 1980s and the expansion of the neoliberal order under former President Ronald Reagan to envelop the world, the US has redoubled its efforts to transform the meanings of key political concepts used […]

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G. M. Syed: A Patriot above the Ideologies

Homage to Great Leader of Sindh on his 116th Birthday Zaffar Junejo In Pakistan, G. M. Syed among his contemporaries was the only politician who regularly wrote on the politics. In general, his writings fall in three categories – literature, politics and culture. However, in broader spectrum his works also contour with the philosophy and […]

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