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Increase in pension

The last time pensions for retirees of private-sector organisations were raised was in 2012 by a nominal 24pc. Updated Apr 28, 2015 03:17am

Weather chaos in KP

As a country that suffered through five floods in five consecutive years, we are no longer strangers to extreme weather. Updated Apr 28, 2015 03:20am

Uncontrolled piracy

The piracy levels of music are as high as 90 per cent in Pakistan. Updated Apr 27, 2015 02:19am

Cantonment elections

We hope that the elected civilians have an actual say in the boards and are not treated as mere token members. Updated Apr 27, 2015 02:42am

Next NFC award

The govt has an opportunity to address concerns that Punjab is being favoured in policymaking at the federal level. Updated Apr 27, 2015 02:27am

Another voice silenced

Tragically, the state seems to have all but surrendered to the forces of darkness. Updated Apr 26, 2015 08:29am

Shafqat Hussain’s case

Concern has rightly been raised about the state’s all too eager use of the death penalty. Updated Apr 26, 2015 08:25am

PM’s Saudi visit

It will take some time before the success or failure of Premier Nawaz Sharif’s trip to Saudi Arabia becomes apparent. Published Apr 25, 2015 04:41am

A resounding victory for MQM

The MQM’s share of valid votes, 74pc, was around the same in NA-246 during the last elections. Published Apr 25, 2015 04:41am

Absent lawmakers

There seems to be almost an institutionalised effort to set a tradition that encourages members to stay away from the NA Published Apr 25, 2015 04:41am

LNG muddle persists

The policy framework required to manage and transport LNG to upcountry customers requires a little bit of work. Updated Apr 24, 2015 02:48am

Corridor of politics

It would be a mistake to minimise the political controversies that grow around the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. Updated Apr 24, 2015 02:39am

Kidnapping at airport

No doubt, many would be justified in describing the situation inside Pakistan as a security nightmare. Updated Apr 24, 2015 02:45am

Yemen: false hope?

It is highly doubtful if external intervention will pacify Yemen. Updated Apr 23, 2015 07:58pm

Distressing report card

In the aftermath of the visit by the Chinese president and the optimism generated by the announcement of multiple... Updated Apr 23, 2015 02:07am

‘Driver-friendly’ licences

Hassle of getting the govt bureaucracy to process paperwork has been so great that jokes have grown up around it. Updated Apr 23, 2015 02:04am

China raises the stakes

Now that President Xi Jinping has concluded his visit to Pakistan, leaving behind him much optimism, it is time to... Updated Apr 22, 2015 09:13am

Vaccination debacle

An inquiry committee has been constituted to probe the cause of death in Quetta of five children from Killa Saifullah. Updated Apr 22, 2015 02:32am