Rules during PM’s absence

WHILE continuity is essential to the democratic project, it is clearly not enough. For democracy to be strengthened... Updated May 31, 2016 11:43am

Migrant crisis

AS another summer gets under way, disaster looms large on the southern Mediterranean with terrified people hanging... Published May 31, 2016 04:42am

Tobacco epidemic

IT is difficult to imagine that only a few decades ago, smoking was considered glamorous and ‘macho’, with slick... Published May 31, 2016 04:42am

Education report

ADVERSELY impacting the poor, Pakistan’s state of public education is nothing short of a national crisis. The... Published May 30, 2016 03:00am

Security challenges in Balochistan

BALOCHISTAN, the so-called strategic asset that is always seemingly bleeding, has been in the news for several... Published May 30, 2016 03:00am

Hospitals targeted

DEPLORABLE as war is, what is absolutely reprehensible is when hospitals are deliberately targeted during... Published May 30, 2016 03:00am

Media & democracy

DURING the hearing of a petition against obscenity on television channels in the country, a three-member Supreme... Published May 29, 2016 01:29am

Alisha’s death

THE death of Alisha, a transgender activist, is a tragic tale of how our society treats those who do not have a... Published May 29, 2016 01:29am

PM’s absence

IT is an unprecedented and, curiously, a constitutionally unforeseen event: a serving prime minister, the chief... Published May 29, 2016 01:29am

Vilifying Afghans

THE sobering and serious business of unveiling spy accusations against a neighbouring country took a turn for the... Published May 28, 2016 07:04am

CII: of what use?

If the Council of Islamic Ideology’s regular anti-women pronouncements were turned into satirical theatre imagine... Updated May 28, 2016 01:14pm

Cutting development

IT seems there is no escaping the fiscal straitjacket that the country is in, no matter what the level of external... Published May 28, 2016 07:04am

CNIC re-verification

IT is a monumental folly and possibly sinister in intent too. By his own admission, Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan... Updated May 27, 2016 10:42am

Laundered funds

A LINE is doing the rounds with increasing conviction that within the existing legal framework the government is... Published May 27, 2016 02:53am

Missing foreign minister

AS the Nawaz Sharif-led set-up at the centre completes its third year in power, the nation is still without a... Updated May 27, 2016 09:03am

Internet pornography

IT is easy enough to understand why online pornographic content ought to be filtered out in a country like Pakistan,... Published May 26, 2016 03:18am

Afghan dialogue

ARMY chief Gen Raheel Sharif believes that the drone strike that killed former Afghan Taliban leader Akhtar Mansour... Published May 26, 2016 03:18am

Deadly roads

DEADLY traffic accidents are, unfortunately, not unusual on Pakistan’s roads. On Tuesday, at least 10 people were... Published May 26, 2016 03:18am

Fistula: a silent epidemic

IRONICALLY enough, it was International Day to End Obstetric Fistula when it emerged that in Pakistan, the goal of... Published May 25, 2016 04:16am

Lessons from Chabahar

It is not naïve to suggest that in the evolving regional situation, cooperation yields greater benefit than rivalry. Updated May 25, 2016 10:17am