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Afghans defy Taliban threat, vote in big numbers

Voters began to trickle in as soon as poll stations opened their doors in Kabul at 7am on Saturday. Yellow-vested...

Uncertainty about Afghanistan polls’ final result

With the final candidate requiring more than 50 pc of the final vote, the election is expected to go to a second round.

Army forces its way into Mashky-Gajjar, distributes aid

MASHKY: It was 6 O’clock on Monday morning as this correspondent suddenly woke to the loud sounds of explosion in...

Challenges faced by Dr Malik

AS the newly-elected chief minister, Dr Abdul Malik, ends his first week in office amid cheers about his middle ...

PML-N heartland in KP under pressure

Baba Haider Zaman does not want a province based on language or ethnicity. In his eyes, that defeats the very ...

Same old new Pakistan

HARIPUR: Farzana Yousaf finds it amusing that her husband is being forced to work with her cousin. “My cousin and ...

Disenfranchised: the refugee voter

Pakistan’s approximately 750,000 internal refugees might find themselves disenfranchised voters.

Minorities: “We want elections, not selections”

ASK Romana Bashir, and she will tell you that she wants political representation.

The lawyer, the Haveli and the tiger of Punjab

A-55 - and its neighbouring NA-56, for that matter - is turning out to be one of the key battlefronts in the upcoming election.

The lawyer, the Haveli and the tiger of Punjab

Sheikh Rashid Ahmad’s Laal Haveli stands fort-like across the street from Rawalpindi’s Moti Bazaar, guarded by sandbags and private security guards strapped with guns.

As Mengal lands, pressure builds to boycott elections

“THESE elections are nothing but a tool deployed by the central government in Islamabad to suppress the voices and demands of the Baloch people,” says Dr Allah Nazar, a commander in the separatist Baloch

TTP-government negotiations Is everyone just looking to breathe?

Last weekend, the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) offered to start talks with the government, if Pakistan released seven of their leaders, and three politicians promised to act as guarantors.

I-11/4 katchi abadi: Residents get a breather

ISLAMABAD, Feb 7: On Thursday morning, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) threatened to evict almost 8,000 residents of a katchi abadi in front of the international department store, Metro, despite a stay order issued by a civil court.

Islamabad katchi abadi residents get a breather

ISLAMABAD, Feb 7: On Thursday morning, the Capital Development Authority (CDA) threatened to evict almost 8,000 residents of a katchi abadi in front of the international department store, Metro, despite a stay order issued by a civil court.

A visit to Dr Qadri’s sit-in venue reveals a different reality

As the street cleaners descended on Jinnah Avenue to clear up the final remnants of the three-and-a-half-day ‘revolution’, another enigma remains: How does a man who has lived in Canada for seven years get thousands

BALOCHISTAN: Band-aid solutions?

AFTER nearly five years of silence on Balochistan, 2012 proved to be the year that Pakistan’s largest province...

Flood victims still waiting for help

Many hit by the floods have yet to receive basic relief goods — in the form of food packs, tents, blankets and so on.

Authorities ignore structural causes of floods

Flood affectees and experts say irrigation structures block the natural drainage paths between the mountains and the Indus River.

Rumours circulate on last day of PTI march

TANK, Oct 7: Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf’s (PTI) peace march came to an abrupt end after the party leadership stopped short of leading the caravan into South Waziristan, allegedly after the Pakistan Army cited “serious security threats” were Imran Khan to fo

Imran march goes ahead despite hurdles

THE march was declared a political sham before it even got started. Newspapers and commentators called it an unnecessary security risk, concocted by a political leader interested in using the drone issue to garner political votes. And everyone — including

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