Dawn News


A goal too far?

Many reasons are given as to why Pakistan has not made significant advances on the MDGs. Published Oct 12, 2015 01:29am

State’s incapacity

There needs to be a new way to think about the inability of the Pakistani state to carry out tasks beyond the simpler Published Oct 12, 2015 01:23am

Sad city

What Karachi desperately needs is an effective mass transit system. Published Oct 12, 2015 01:18am

PML-N forever?

By now, here in 2015, it’s become fairly obvious: the PML-N is about as rubbish at governing as the PPP was. Published Oct 11, 2015 01:48am

Lessons for PTI and PML-N

The votes have been counted, the results are in — but have the protagonists learned anything? Updated Oct 13, 2015 08:33am

Terror in Ankara

Yet, for Mr Erdogan it is the Kurdish insurgency rather that the IS that is the problem. Updated Oct 13, 2015 07:40am

Countering hate speech

The govt appears to be taking no chances, as the state is keeping an eye on the movement of controversial clerics. Updated Oct 13, 2015 07:38am

Beyond the by-elections

PML-N, PTI appear more keen on campaign rhetoric than the real need: electoral reforms ahead of the 2018 elections. Updated Oct 12, 2015 02:31am

Ruling party rifts

A blame game amongst the ministers make the govt appear disarticulated, uncoordinated, and increasingly factionalised. Updated Oct 12, 2015 02:28am

Mental health concerns

The need for a solid mental healthcare infrastructure may be far greater than is currently recognised. Updated Oct 12, 2015 02:10am

Return of the MQM

AFTER a two-month absence from the Senate, the National Assembly and the Sindh Assembly, the path has seemingly been... Published Oct 11, 2015 01:38am

Fragile economy

THIS refers to the news report ‘Govt raises Rs97.6bn through PIBs’ (Oct 8). Fearing large fiscal deficit, the... Published Oct 13, 2015 06:18am

Samjhota Express

I WAS devastated on reading the news on Saturday that the Indian railway authorities did not permit the Samjhota... Published Oct 13, 2015 06:18am

Cricket with India

IT is rather strange to observe that the Pakistan Cricket Board and government functionaries are bent upon asking ... Published Oct 13, 2015 06:18am

Identifying Hajis

PAKISTAN is mourning its missing and martyred Hajis. Their families are looking for them and so is the government.... Published Oct 13, 2015 06:18am

Karachi: going green

WE recently celebrated our Independence Day and decorated our country with green flags to show patriotism. Soon ... Published Oct 13, 2015 06:18am

NSC return

DURING the second term of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister, there had been a generous raise by the government in the... Published Oct 13, 2015 06:18am

Joyrides & taxpayers

THIS is apropos the prime minister’s visit to the US to participate in the UN Assembly session with his army of... Published Oct 13, 2015 06:18am