Dawn News

I.A. Rehman

Move for a broad gag law

The authors of cybercrime bill have tried to mislead the public by using Article 19 to cover up their gag plan. Updated Apr 23, 2015 02:11am

Democratise state business

The Rules of Business pay little attention to the decision-making processes in the realm of external relations. Published Apr 09, 2015 01:13am

‘What I must know’

Shouldn’t we introspect before assuming an impossible-looking role in lands we do not know well enough? Published Apr 02, 2015 01:33am

Beware the rightward slide

The absence of the left makes the government vulnerable to pressures from the extreme right. Published Mar 26, 2015 12:35am

Lack of good governance

What is the hitch in creating a statutory commission to deal with minorities’ problems? Published Mar 19, 2015 01:25am

Land reform or bust

That economic progress depends on the judicious use of our land resources is self-evident. Published Mar 12, 2015 02:26am

Hazards of privatisation

The government cannot continue to disregard the countrywide protests of labour organisations. Published Mar 05, 2015 06:42am

Writers take centre stage

Literary festivals can bring the two estranged cousins, India and Pakistan, closer together. Published Feb 26, 2015 02:19am

Laws cut out for abuse

Lawmakers must not adopt laws that deny the citizens their right to due process. Published Feb 19, 2015 12:36am

A season of hope in Sri Lanka

The new Sri Lankan president has promised a complete overhaul of the state apparatus. Published Feb 12, 2015 01:33am

After Obama’s India visit

The US president’s decision to court Modi is consistent with Washington’s attitude towards India. Updated Feb 05, 2015 10:32am

Crises of governance

The idea that teachers should be given arms is not only ridiculous it is also dangerous. Published Jan 29, 2015 12:30am

Madressah & education reform

Madressahs must be ready to accept the principle of regular audit of their accounts. Published Jan 22, 2015 01:04am

State vandalism in Lahore

More important than technical flaws in the expressway project is the extent of dislocation it will cause. Published Jan 15, 2015 06:58am

Year of the dharna

The 2014 demonstrations led by Tahirul Qadri and Imran Khan set a record in Pakistan for extended protest. Published Jan 01, 2015 01:40am

Not by anger alone

An excess of anger and grief interferes with one’s ability to produce the right response to tragedy. Published Dec 25, 2014 06:32am

Balochistan has a road map

However sound a proposed development strategy for Balochistan may seem, the pitfalls cannot be ignored. Updated Dec 18, 2014 07:33am

Rights of victims of bombing

Goodwill will be lost if Islamabad does not raise a strong voice against bombing of civilians. Updated Dec 11, 2014 05:04am