Sara Danial: You see cricket as a collective cultural expression of society – that the sport entails political discourse, social order, culture, class dynamics, religion, etc. It channels the conflicts rooted in our nation. Could you elaborate on it? Ali Khan: Yes, I think this is the basic premise of the book – that cricket […] The post How Cricket Shapes Nation, Identity And Politics In Pakistan appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
In my first conversation with Nawab Akbar Bugti, he cited Ibn Khaldun. I was curious as to where the Nawab would have read the great Arab historian. I asked him. Was it at Oxford University? Perhaps Aitchison College? “No,” he replied. It was when Pakistanis locked him up in Sahiwal jail. While posted in Balochistan, […] The post When Giants Walked In Balochistan appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
I hope you’re angry about these floods. It’ll take Pakistan years, possibly decades, to ‘rehabilitate’ from the colossal scale of devastation to lives, livelihood, livestock, agriculture, businesses, infrastructure, trees and terrain. Let me put it another way. Generations of 33 plus million families will pay the price for a flood that they didn’t cause. How […] The post A Flood Of Anger After The Physical Deluge appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.