Pro-people policies

Policymakers need to reconnect to the everyday realities of life for an ‘average’ household.

Eid thoughts

Technology today plays such a large role in the lives of the next generation that it’s almost scary.

Tackling polio

The travel restrictions are not a ‘punishment’ for Pakistanis.

A part-time leader

As a leader, the absent Nawaz Sharif is expected to focus on the job for which he was elected.

Women watching women

This strategy of using women to discipline other women is not a new one. It has been previously employed by Saudi Arabia


Another attempt at Fata reform

Now it is the turn of the PPP to once again renew its commitment to bringing reforms to the tribal areas.

New hope?

The LoC clashes are a bad omen — the last time the talks’ process was halted was because of the trouble along the LoC.

A noble dream

The motivation behind this challenge was equally inspirational: to raise funds for the education of children.

Apathy towards the IDPs

The retired lieutenant-general warned that the operation could fail if the refugees were not taken care of properly.

Privatisation concerns

The fact that we must face here is that nobody has been able to find a way our public-sector enterprises work properly.

Acid attacks on women

The perpetrators are not difficult to gauge; after Dalbandin attack an obscure religious group claimed responsibility.

The regional challenge

Meetings between senior officials and their Afghan and American counterparts have underlined concern of Pakistan.


Quick justice: Sri Lankan example

A RULING party politician in Sri Lanka has recently been sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for a murder that...

Govt publicity stunt

THIS is with reference to the news item, along with a group photograph, ‘A Rs200 million photo op’ (July 19)....

National languages

This is apropos the editorial ‘Status of mother tongue’ (July 18) on giving regional languages national status....

Population growth

AMONG a host of problems like shortages of gas, electricity and clean drinking water we tend to ignore the main...

Polypropylene bags

THE Sindh and Punjab food departments are playing havoc with the lives of the people. Recently some private...

University rankings

I suggest that both the federal and provincial governments must evolve a detailed strategy to raise the standard ...

University Road

EVERY Karachi resident knows the importance of University Road, which is a major signal-free corridor leading to...