Opinion

The Pemra mess

THE regulation of TV and radio channels is a subject of direct relevance to all citizens. Electronic media have been...

Scary ineptitude

INCOMPETENT handling of crises, often self-created, ought to be the major worry today as it poses a greater threat ...

Moral dilemmas

Tough choices must be made in the war against terrorism.

Kashmir saga

There’s no end in sight for the issue of Kashmir.

The world around us

A LOT is happening around us, both in our immediate neighbourhood, as well as further afield, that has not just...

Loudness and clarity

SOMETIME back in the 1990s, a visiting journalist from New Zealand climbed the stairs to a newspaper office in ...

The Pakhtun question

The Pakhtuns have found both wealth and squalor.

Missing trade unions

The labour rights movement has lost its luster.

A reign of fear

AN environment of deepening fear across the country is not only making it hard for the people, especially the more...

Auction mania

FINANCE Minister Ishaq Dar is soaking up the applause these days, rolling out his narrative of economic improvement...

Editorial

Yet another chance

WITH the government determined to have a dialogue with the TTP come what may, the rest of the stakeholders have...

‘Adoption’ laws

THE problem is as heart-breaking as it is readily visible. Across the country, there are children who have, for one...

Out in the open

BY renaming the library at Lal Masjid’s Jamia Hafsa seminary after Osama bin Laden, Maulana Abdul Aziz has finally...

For economic stability

GIVE the minister credit where it’s due: Ishaq Dar had promised economic stabilisation to set the stage for a...

Ulema’s call

WITH Pakistan being sucked into a vortex of militancy since the past decade or so, the fallout is all too evident:...

Who’ll drive out the pests?

“ONLY three out of 20 aircraft owned by the plant protection department are operational, a meeting of the National...

Too much for too little

THERE is no deadlock, Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan had told the country regarding talks with the outlawed TTP....

Letters to the Editor

Energy efficiency

OUR energy crisis is the result of our lack of energy efficiency. It can be seen all around us. Some of its relevant...

Cotton research

AS a cotton man, I read with considerable interest the advertisement supplement brought out on ‘Cotton Research ...

Terror & world records

ANY realist would agree that a state’s foremost duty is to guarantee safety to its citizens. Sadly, for our...

Security situation

THIS is apropos the news item ‘Investigators collecting information to verify UBA claims’ (April 11). How bleak...

Hidden hands

THE people hadn’t forgotten the Jaffar Express incident when another shocking incident occurred in the Islamabad...

TTP’s stance

THE Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has condemned the Islamabad fruit market bomb blast, saying that the killing of...

Dollar depreciation

WE are hearing and reading that dollar-rupee parity has come to as low as Rs97.60. Well done, Ishaq Dar! Hats off to...

50 Years Ago

From the past pages of dawn : 1964 : Fifty years ago : Karachi University’s new rules

KARACHI: No student for the Master of Science degree shall be allowed by the University of Karachi in future to ...

From the past pages of dawn: 1964: Fifty years ago: Indonesia backs Kashmir stand

KARACHI: Another Asian Power — Indonesia — has called for “an early solution” of the Kashmir dispute “in...

From the past pages of dawn: 1964: Fifty years ago: India’s new border plan

NEW DELHI: India’s Home Minister, Mr Gulzarilal Nanda, told Parliament yesterday [April 15] that in selected...

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...

Other Voices

other voices : Punjabi Press : Circular debt quagmire

WITH the addition of Rs28.6bn every month, the circular debt has again mounted to Rs286bn according to a news ...

Other Voices: Pashto Press: Vital resources

THE federal government plans to spend over Rs109.38bn in the current fiscal year … on the improvement and...

Other Voices: Southeast Asian Press: Clean up Jakarta

JAKARTA has been ranked first among 35 cities surveyed for the ‘Emerging Cities Outlook 2014’, which is part of...

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...

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