Dithering on new ECP chief

Since July 30, 2013, the country has been without a permanent chief election commissioner. Published Nov 01, 2014 07:34am

Misogynistic outrage

For the JUI-F, and others of its ilk, a perfect world would be one in which women are preferably neither seen nor heard. Published Nov 01, 2014 07:34am

Balochistan arms’ haul

So it is entirely possible that foreign players are meddling in Pakistan’s internal affairs. Published Nov 01, 2014 07:34am

Tax deadline

The e-filing system may be a much-needed innovation, but let’s admit that we are still trying to make it work properly. Updated Oct 31, 2014 07:15am

Model UN controversy

The stall was set up as part of cultural activities designed to represent the nations participating in the conference. Updated Oct 31, 2014 10:55am

Politics of resignation

To be sure, there are no real legal or constitutional impediments to resigning from the parliament. Updated Oct 31, 2014 10:55am

Privatisation restarts

The government is making the sale of state-owned enterprises a central plank to revive the economy. Updated Oct 30, 2014 03:30am

Afghan reconciliation

The US is not abandoning Afghanistan; but US language on Afghanistan seems increasingly noncommittal. Updated Oct 30, 2014 03:32am

Radicalised guards

The internal inquiry into the shooting has brought to light findings that are deeply worrying. Updated Oct 30, 2014 09:04am

Shambolic state of steel mill

Today, the mill management is asking for another Rs8.5bn to undertake another round of ‘restructuring'. Updated Oct 29, 2014 07:01am

Nilofar’s arrival

As per the weatherman, the waters off the Sindh and Balochistan coasts are expected to be very rough during this period. Updated Oct 29, 2014 07:09am

Talks with the Taliban

Negotiations must not allow militant groups to continue to exist on Pakistani soil. Updated Oct 29, 2014 07:07am

Textbook tinkering

KP is not the only province where political interference in the writing and editing of educational texts occurs. Updated Oct 28, 2014 01:27pm

Polio emergency

Pakistan is the only country where the virus is spreading. Updated Oct 28, 2014 07:05am

A glorious win

The way the tables were turned on the Aussies by a relatively inexperienced Pakistan side was extraordinary. Updated Oct 28, 2014 07:19am

Security threats in Muharram

From a security standpoint, the basic question is whether the right lessons have been learned. Updated Oct 27, 2014 06:08am

Predatory cities

The trend is not restricted to Peshawar. Nowshera's almost a third agricultural hinterland has been parcelled out. Updated Oct 27, 2014 06:53am

Saarc summitry

The guns may perhaps fall silent when the summit conference is held. Updated Oct 27, 2014 06:46am

A familiar spat

A STEADY war of words between the PPP and MQM has been escalating over the past few days, which has caused the... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am

Asia spawns a bank

PAKISTAN signed on a historic dotted line this week. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar put his signature on the formation ... Published Oct 26, 2014 06:38am