Tag: Express Tribune

Culture, Corruption and the Hereafter

Some readers, whose intelligence I respect, took my last op-ed to be dismissive of corruption as a cause of Pakistan’s social decay. I apologise for having failed to express myself adequately: I certainly do not dispute that Pakistan is reaping the terrible consequences of wholesale corruption. Corruption, by definition, expropriates that which rightfully belongs to…

New Book: Obscure Women Obscure Stories: A Pakistani Trilogy

Obscure Women Obscure Stories: A Pakistani Trilogy By Parveen Talpur   Those of you who read Parveen Talpur’s commentaries and articles on our blog should also check out the Kindle edition of her recent book of short stories. One of the Amazon reviewers describes the book in following words: Obscure Women Obscure Stories” is anything…

The "Water Car" Fraud

Agha Waqar Ahmad deserves a medal from the people of Pakistan for his great service to the nation. In a few short days, he has exposed just how far Pakistan has fallen into the pit of ignorance and self-delusion. No practical joker could have demonstrated more dramatically the true nature of our country’s political leaders,…