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Fawad Kaiser

The writer is a professor of Psychiatry and consultant Forensic Psychiatrist in the UK. He can be contacted at fawad_shifa@yahoo.com

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Troll wars on social media

Troll wars on social media

Social media war rooms set up by political parties have become a battleground to troll rivals. Political parties are using several methods includin ...

The IS moving to Afghanistan

The IS moving to Afghanistan

The loss of its core territory in Iraq and Syria would be a significant blow to the IS. The caliphate might officially survive in the remaining pro ...

Medicine can avoid politics

Medicine can avoid politics

Medicine and politics cannot be separated. Many nations around the world are dealing with this sort of integration. The current healthcare system i ...

Jihadi brides

Jihadi brides

As many as 500 European Muslim girls have made the journey abroad from their homes to join the IS. Why Western women find it attractive to join the ...

Modi’s threat to Pakistan

Modi’s threat to Pakistan

Narendra Modi wants to make his reputation as a man of action. He has waged a war on all fronts, and extrajudicial killings in the Indian-occupied ...

No cadavers wanted

No cadavers wanted

The Federal Investigation Agency has started a probe into alleged kidnapping of children and smuggling of their body parts in Punjab. Earlier, Just ...

Getting away with murder

Getting away with murder

A murder and the failure to convict is an affront to society. With ever-rising numbers of honour killings, quasi-suspected murders presented as sui ...

The fall and rise of the PPP

The fall and rise of the PPP

The principal focus of a political party is the effectiveness and populist associations of people from all walks of life, who care deeply and devot ...

Why should I pray?

Why should I pray?

 It is easy to feel dismayed, confused and anxious over what we are witnessing in the political sphere of our country at the moment. Not only ...

The deadly power of shame

The deadly power of shame

Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus: The hero’s daughter Lavinia has been raped and mutilated, and Andronicus contemplates her “honour ...

Safeguarding sovereignty

Safeguarding sovereignty

We as a nation do not care about so much tyranny being perpetrated upon us, but we pride ourselves for being resilient — the right virtue at ...

Coping after captivity

Coping after captivity

Amina Ali Nkeki, one of the teenagers kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists over two years ago from a boarding school in north-eastern Nigeria, has be ...

Rape in hospital ICU

A rape survivor has allegedly been sexually assaulted in the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Islamabad (PIMS) where she had been taken for t ...

US in Middle East

The US leaders assert they invaded Iraq for freedom and were going to make the Middle East safe for democracy. This sort of hypocrisy continues una ...

Changing regional apparatus

What is the regional strategy of today’s Pakistan? Conflicts presently standing in the changing regional apparatus are very worrying. The str ...

Flashing red lights

I am sad to have to write about the death of a 10-month-old girl, Bisma, who died due to complications from measles when her father failed to reach ...

“Yes” Aamir can play

Is cheating in sports a simple black and white discussion? Throughout sporting history, cheating has existed in every sport in some way, shape or f ...

No one wants to be wrong

Terrorism has once again been the major topic in public discourse in recent weeks. One year ago, 144 lives were lost in Peshawar’s Army Publi ...

Humour in politics

Humour in politics

As Imran Khan and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari delivered speech after speech on the campaign trail, they have been trying out the use of humour to spice ...

Cocktail in the cockpit

Cocktail in the cockpit

An inebriated pilot was the probable cause of the Shaheen Air International flight NL-142 accident, which occurred on November 3, 2015; the flight ...

The prison sex pipeline

The prison sex pipeline

A juvenile prisoner at the Peshawar Central Prison recently reported that he and other juvenile inmates had been sexually abused inside the jail an ...

A sense of what is just

A sense of what is just

The election campaign is over and it is time to reflect. We believe our country needs a new direction. Economic recovery is fragile and social cohe ...

The illusion of promise

The illusion of promise

By the time this article goes into print the PML-N’s or PTI’s sweet victory would have been celebrated. These are seismic events, the t ...