Opinion

Relief for terror victims

THE ongoing debate on the terrorist attack on the Islamabad fruit market has again highlighted the need for an...

Learning curve

THERE is a feeling known to many who do any research work on Pakistan. It is a feeling that one is wasting one’s...

Nuclear normalcy

N-weapons are no help with internal security.

Train to Pakistan: 2014

Khushwant Singh’s ashes have crossed the border.

A state of anarchy

THE deaths of innocent people in terrorist attacks are not mourned anymore. Growing fatalities are mere statistics....

Rape and restitution

THE attacks took place approximately a week ago. Two Indian soldiers, Sachin Gupta and Saurab Chopra, both in their...

Bard for our times

Shakespeare’s 450th birth anniversary falls today.

Bridging the abyss

Inclusive activities are key to integrating the blind.

Counterterrorism: the legal angle

THE federal government took the initiative to counteract terrorism, yet this step was taken without the inclusion of...

Asif Bhai’s remedies

ASIF Kidwai was a popular homeopath of Lucknow. But he was equally a raconteur, a wit, a political publicist, a...

Editorial

ISI and media infighting

IN the bizarre, whiplash-inducing fallout of the Hamid Mir shooting, an alarming new twist has occurred: the ...

MQM in government again

THE MQM’s decision to join the Sindh government is not altogether surprising. The love-hate relationship that it...

Men planning families

AFTER decades of witnessing the country struggle to bring its burgeoning population figures under control, with ...

Militant groups in Punjab

THE Punjab government, in response to a report in this newspaper, has furnished statistics pertaining to the last ...

Railways: debatable priorities

IT appears the stage is being set for another wonder. Pakistan Railways has recently issued an advertisement...

Surge in Karachi violence

IN the midst of a spate of sectarian killings in Karachi and with tortured bodies turning up in and around the...

Autonomy for State Bank

THE IMF doesn’t seem happy with the quantum of independence the government plans to give the State Bank of ...

Letters to the Editor

Protecting lake and saving wildlife

THE Manghopir Lake is located about 14km from North Karachi. It is spread over an area of 1,400 acres.It is home to...

Calling from abroad

I HAVE been experiencing great difficulty in making telephone calls to Pakistan these days. The quality of sound is...

Noise pollution

MODERN research has shown that the level of noise above a certain limit is harmful to our health and is responsible...

Pakistani bonds

THIS refers to recent news reports on Pakistan bonds. I think the issue was good news for US fund managers. Most of...

Killing bustards

IT is unfortunate that a dignitary from a Muslim state could come over and kill 2,100 of our precious and protected...

Appointing judges

IT is reiterated that there are two posts of judges vacant in the chief court Gilgit Baltistan and summary whereof...

Beautiful Lahore

WE visited Lahore last weekend after over a year and got a pleasant surprise. We found Lahore clean, better ...

50 Years Ago

From the past pages of dawn: 1964: Fifty years ago: Loan for port modernisation

On account of Eid, there was no issue of Dawn on April 24. The following is a news item from the previous day’s...

From the past pages of dawn: 1964: Fifty years ago: Pay hike to cost Rs150m annually

RAWALPINDI: Increase in pay scales of Gazetted, non-Gazetted, Civil Services and Defence Forces personnel will cost...

From the past pages of dawn: 1964: Fifty years ago: Afro-Asian help available: Bhutto

KARACHI: The Foreign Minister, Mr Z.A. Bhutto, told a Press Conference in Karachi last evening that “the ...

From the past pages of dawn: 1964: Fifty years ago: Science libraries scheme

KARACHI: Dr Malcom S. Adiseshiah, Deputy Director-General of the UNESCO said in Karachi yesterday that a scheme for...

Other Voices

OTHER VOICES: Far East Press: Well-being of the child

WHEN an international marriage breaks up and the husband and the wife decide to live in separate countries, which...

Other Voices: Sri Lankan Press: Plastic politics

THE attack on a group of United National Party MPs while they were engaging in an inspection tour of the Hambantota...

Other Voices: Sindhi Press: Fulfilment of promises

FORMER president Asif Ali Zardari made some important announcements [in his recent visit to Thar]. … He announced...

other voices : Indian press : Labour aristocracy

OF all the demands made by the Bajaj Auto union at Chakan, the most preposterous has to be the one demanding workers...

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