By Enum Naseer
The country is passing through a decisive period in history and this time, it's not a false alarm- it's a make or break situation. What is trifling in the current context is that the economy (according to Gallup Pakistan) gets only 6% of on-air time in talk shows. It is generally posited that talking about the economy can be a dry, even boring exercise for audiences that have in recent years found the sensationalism in mainstream talk shows addictive and that a discussion of the economy should be reserved for Sunday brunches in elite circles is very telling. Even though there is little point in asserting the all-pervasive effects of economic policies and its ubiquitous shadow in the daily troubles of the average Joe, it is needed. If the people don't take interest and if the debate becomes an elitist pastime, what incentive is there for governments today and in the future, to awaken from their catatonic stupor?
By Z. Feroze
As our nation in tatters cries out for a savior through the crevices of a skeptical general election, everyone seems to have something to say. While a number of analysts and PTI supporters tend to rationalize the despair through baseless discourses such as 'An illiterate nation chose an illiterate leader' and the more plausible, 'the elections were rigged. What a rotten, corrupt system', the trends of a loquacious and influential social media are left out. So let me ask, what is this social media? How did it become into a dreadful Lernaean Hydra that cannot be beheaded through a run-of-the-mill sword? Also, is there anything remotely Herculean about Mian saab?