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Editorial

MQM: the road ahead

IN every nation’s history, there are defining moments, moments that augur a shifting of the tides. The last few... Published Aug 27, 2016 01:19am

Turkish incursion

FOR the past five years, Syria has become a laboratory of sorts where different regional and extra-regional players... Published Aug 27, 2016 01:19am

Senator’s view of the poor

COULD he have been joking? Maybe, there was an element of irony or cynicism in his comments about the hegemony of... Published Aug 27, 2016 01:19am

Implementation of Fata reforms

THE much-needed, much-delayed Fata reforms process appears to be finally moving ahead. It appears that the renewed... Published Aug 26, 2016 01:25am

Falling remittances

ANY which way one looks at it, the steep fall in remittances received in the month of July is worrying. The inflows... Published Aug 26, 2016 01:25am

Marine pollution

ALTHOUGH small, the fisheries sector is part of the country’s economy. More importantly, it is the main source of... Published Aug 26, 2016 01:25am

MQM after mayoral polls

THE most important voices in the entire MQM episode have just weighed in and their verdict is clear. As expected, ... Updated Aug 25, 2016 11:23am

Narco trafficking

AS expected, UNODC’s recently released World Drug Report 2016 shows that Afghanistan continues to play a prominent... Published Aug 25, 2016 01:23am

Cricket glory

THE recent crowning of the Pakistan cricket team as the world’s number one Test side is preceded by an inspiring... Published Aug 25, 2016 01:23am

MQM at the crossroads

THE inevitable moment has finally arrived yet there is a feeling of foreboding. Altaf Hussain’s state of mind was... Updated Aug 24, 2016 10:30am

Media as a target

DAMNED if they do and damned if they don’t. That was the situation the media once again found itself in on Monday... Published Aug 24, 2016 01:24am

Registering madressahs

MORE than two years after its formulation, the National Action Plan took its first and most credible step towards... Published Aug 23, 2016 01:12am

Zardari’s absence

WHERE is Asif Zardari and why is he not in Pakistan? At once a great mystery and an open secret, the whereabouts of... Published Aug 23, 2016 01:12am

Burkini brouhaha

FORGET suicide jackets, or 19-tonne trucks driven by homicidal maniacs — as happened in Nice on July 14. The ... Published Aug 23, 2016 01:12am

Operation in Tirah

MORE than a year since Operation Khyber-II was concluded, Operation Khyber-III has begun. Relatively small in scale... Published Aug 22, 2016 04:30am

Pakistan’s youth

A NEW study by the Population Council documents how the challenges of equitable education, healthcare, and ... Published Aug 22, 2016 04:30am

Yemen’s plight

ON the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, a cruel, brutal war has been grinding on since last March. In this... Published Aug 22, 2016 04:30am

Regional power grid

THE recent agreement with Turkmenistan and Russia to become partners in the plan to import electricity via a long... Published Aug 21, 2016 01:01am

Congo fever

WITH Eidul Azha three weeks away, the influx of sacrificial animals, especially towards the urban centres, has ... Published Aug 21, 2016 01:01am

Prank calls to Nacta

IF at times it appears that the state is not demonstrating enough seriousness in the fight against terrorism and... Published Aug 21, 2016 01:01am