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Accountability woes

IN the Senate opposition’s rejection of a government-sponsored ordinance amending the NAB law, a host of issues... Published Jan 20, 2017 03:24am

Killed for ‘honour’

ZEENAT Rafiq was one of around a thousand women murdered in the name of honour in Pakistan last year. In the vast... Published Jan 20, 2017 03:24am

Financial inclusion

WITH half its adult population excluded altogether from the financial system, Pakistan is well positioned to reap ... Published Jan 20, 2017 03:24am

Suo motu on stents

WITH the number of people fitted with coronary stents growing at a very rapid pace, the Supreme Court now wants to... Published Jan 19, 2017 03:30am

Steel mill fiasco

ANOTHER plan has been approved to get the ill-fated steel mill out of government hands. This time, the Privatisation... Published Jan 19, 2017 03:30am

Dr Arif’s persecution

THE farce that is the ‘case’ against Dr Hasan Zafar Arif is being taken to ever more dangerous extremes. The... Published Jan 19, 2017 03:30am

Benazir’s assassination

THE status of investigations and trials related to the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto nine... Published Jan 18, 2017 12:59pm

Staged encounters

IT seems that there has been a slight change in the dynamics of the quintessential ‘police encounter’. It is no... Published Jan 18, 2017 12:59pm

Returning refugees

WITH some 200 Pakistani tribal families returning from Afghanistan and set to be repatriated to North Waziristan,... Published Jan 18, 2017 12:59pm

Organ trafficking

ORGAN trafficking is, in essence, a crime against society. Preying on the despair of the poorest of the poor, it is ... Updated Jan 18, 2017 07:38am

Hounding refugees

THE grim scapegoating of Afghan refugees by both the state and its law enforcers has long been assailed by... Published Jan 17, 2017 02:30am

Israel snubbed

IN less than a month, Israel has received a second rebuke from the international community which insists that only a... Published Jan 17, 2017 02:29am

Accountability must start with PM

THE Supreme Court has tasked itself with giving a verdict on the collective opposition allegations against Prime... Published Jan 16, 2017 07:12am

Fata financing plan

AN argument is doing the rounds that the proposed Fata reforms will die a natural death if a controversial financing... Published Jan 16, 2017 07:12am

Artist honoured

MAKING sense of the socio-political stimulus, Pakistani art has come into its own over the past decade. The most... Updated Jan 19, 2017 02:14pm

Afghan reset?

EVERY new year brings with it a fresh dose of hope on Afghanistan — perhaps finally the Afghans themselves and the... Published Jan 15, 2017 02:00am

Fertiliser subsidy

WHETHER or not fertiliser ought to be subsidised and to what extent is a somewhat technical subject, and only... Published Jan 15, 2017 02:00am

A worthier vocation

RETIRED army chief Gen Raheel Sharif has been invited to the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos to speak ... Published Jan 15, 2017 02:00am

Negotiating trade

AS the country’s external sector weakens, far too much of the focus is being placed on foreign investment and... Published Jan 14, 2017 01:35am

India’s war doctrine

COLD Start was supposed to be a non-starter. At least that is what India’s political and military leadership had... Updated Jan 14, 2017 03:05pm