Opinion

Afghan election and beyond

IT will indeed be a rare feat for an Afghan ruler to leave office alive and hand over the charge to his elected...

Education guidelines

EDUCATION is the answer for Pakistan, everyone says, and indeed they may be right. At the same time, what counts as...

The CAR is crashing

The Central African Republic remains dysfunctional.

An unequal battle

Data shows the horrific extent to which laws are violated.

Fixing a battered society

THE parlous state of official finances is the result of successive governments’ unfettered extravagance and ...

Does US really care?

US AMBASSADOR Nancy Powell recently resigned from her job as envoy to New Delhi. There is speculation and denial ...

Contrary provisions

NORMALLY, sizing up an employee is supposed to entail an objective assessment of the individual’s ability to...

The gap is back

THE army, despite its Sharif chief, is not happy with the Sharif on Constitution Avenue. It is fuming about poor old...

Small men with big egos

WHAT will it take to slap our ruling civil and military elite out of its obsession with egotism, triviality and...

Middle class politics

SINCE 2007, a growing middle class and its engagement with the political sphere has been the subject of much...

Editorial

Life without dignity

CAN a family survive with dignity on the minimum wage of an unskilled worker, asked the Supreme Court on Monday in...

One-way ‘talks’

IN the ebb and flow of negotiations between the federal government and the outlawed TTP, the government appears to...

Parveen Rehman case

MANIPULATION has been found written all over the Karachi police’s tackling of the murder of Parveen Rehman, the...

Conspiracy theories

NOTHING ever changes in Balochistan it seems. On Sunday, Sanaullah Zehri, senior provincial minister, expanded on...

Harmful SRO culture

THE culture of the Statutory Regulatory Order has over time deeply entrenched itself in the country’s tax...

Destruction of mangroves

IT is the kind of inexplicability that can perhaps be recognised only in the context of Pakistan. As a report...

Questionable appointments

AS the federal government belatedly turns to filling a range of senior appointments in various government and...

Letters to the Editor

Afghan election: a people’s victory

AFGHAN election, on April 5, was a day of triumph for all Afghans, including women, who played their due role with...

Ending power crisis

Energy resources are the backbone of economic development of any country. Pakistan has been facing the problem of...

Waste-to-energy

THIS is apropos Khunsha Khalid’s letter ‘Waste-to-energy’ (March 28) and mixed comments thereon by some...

CCI and Sindh

THE Chamber of Commerce and Industries’ meeting was recently held at which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif tried to...

Institutional honour

THIS is apropos the statement by the army chief about respecting and honouring his institution. There is no doubt in...

Parents’ duty’

THIS refers to Zulqarnain Sewag’s letter on ‘Parents’ duty’ (April 11). The writer is correct in saying that...

Not saying ‘please’

I FULLY endorse Yahya Nasar’s views about people not saying ‘please’ (April 7). There is also another...

50 Years Ago

From the past pages of dawn : 1964 : Fifty years ago : Opposition bargaining hard

RAWALPINDI: The Opposition is bargaining hard for securing an extension of the life of the present National Assembly...

From the past pages of dawn: Fifty years ago: Rs 7 crores for KU

KARACHI: A sum of Rs seven crores has been proposed for the Karachi University for completion of buildings and to...

From the past pages of dawn: 1964: Fifty years ago: Adult franchise demanded

KARACHI: The Working Committee of the Council Muslim League, which met in Karachi yesterday for about five hours ...

From the past pages of dawn: Fifty years ago: Cyclone hits

JESSORE: At least 75 persons were killed and 500 injured in a cyclone which ripped through the northern and southern...

Other Voices

other voices : Bangladesh Press : A day of colour

PAHELA Baishakh, the first day of [the] Bangla new year, marks a renewal of our bonding to our cultural heritage. It...

Other Voices: Sindhi Press: Water: Sindh’s share

WHEN the PML-N comes to power, its attitude towards the smaller provinces changes and it becomes step-motherly....

Other Voices: Indian Press: India’s pro-rapist lobby

“BOYS will make mistakes,” Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav said of rape, on Thursday. ... Mr. Yadav...

Other Voices: North American Press: Family-friendly move

THERE are few things more powerful than the desire to have children. But for many would-be parents, conception...

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