Mahvish Ahmad

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 ...

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

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.

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.

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