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Crash of PK661

THERE is something about an air crash that evokes a visceral horror. Even more so when it is close to home, when the... Published Dec 09, 2016 01:02am

Panama commission

IN trying to break a political impasse over a legal dispute between the PML-N and, essentially, the PTI, the Supreme... Published Dec 09, 2016 01:02am

Transport for women

THE public space is hardly a safe place for women in Pakistan. Whether it is markets, workplaces or similar venues,... Published Dec 09, 2016 01:01am

Amnesty or retreat?

IT is becoming a pattern with this government to first announce a sweeping ‘documentation’ measure that sounds... Published Dec 08, 2016 06:37am

CSS exam results

THE ‘education emergency’ that many experts have been warning about for a number of years has been manifesting... Published Dec 08, 2016 06:37am

Fewer women voters

WITH a general election coming up in 2018, it is troubling to learn that the gap between registered male and female... Published Dec 08, 2016 06:37am

Wahid Baloch’s release

FOUR months after he ‘disappeared’, Wahid Baloch has been reunited with his family. The social activist, writer... Updated Dec 07, 2016 08:52am

Dr Salam honoured

IT took 37 long years, but a historic wrong is finally on course to being set right. On Monday, Prime Minister Nawaz... Updated Dec 07, 2016 08:55am

Contaminated food

IN Pakistan, while lack of access to food and the resultant malnutrition pose a grave threat to public health, the... Published Dec 07, 2016 01:24am

Pak-Afghan ties

AFGHAN President Ashraf Ghani has become a harsh critic of Pakistan — harsh to the point of outdoing Indian hawks... Published Dec 06, 2016 01:33am

Karachi hotel fire

THE deadly inferno that broke out in Karachi’s Regent Plaza hotel early on Monday has once again exposed the frail... Published Dec 06, 2016 01:32am

KP’s health law

A LAW, however sound and well framed, can only be as good as its implementation. KP’s Preventive Health Act is one... Published Dec 06, 2016 01:30am

Heart of Asia

THE Heart of Asia conference was not expected to yield any significant bilateral or multilateral breakthroughs. ... Published Dec 05, 2016 01:20am

Stunting challenge

WITH nearly 44pc of children in Pakistan stunted, a sustained approach to ending malnutrition, as opposed to ... Published Dec 05, 2016 01:20am

Pak-Turk imbroglio

WHILE the current controversy surrounding the Pak-Turk schools is indeed a delicate matter, involving bilateral... Published Dec 05, 2016 01:19am

Commission of Inquiry bill

THE Pakistan Commission of Inquiry Bill, 2016, was passed by the National Assembly this week — on the fourth... Published Dec 04, 2016 01:06am

Fourth Schedule farce

THE Fourth Schedule is a piece of legislation that no one in authority seems to quite know what to do with. That... Updated Dec 05, 2016 11:41am

Climate impact

THERE is growing evidence, gathered informally by journalists, that the impact of climate change on Pakistan goes ... Published Dec 04, 2016 01:06am

Government’s wrong focus

AS the Panama Papers saga winds on, a familiar and regrettable pattern is asserting itself: the government appears ... Published Dec 03, 2016 02:11am

State of universities

DESPITE efforts by the state to create a world-class higher education system, Pakistani universities — especially... Published Dec 03, 2016 02:11am