Opinion

Madressah reform difficulty

MADRESSAH administration elites are sensitive to the idea of reform in their education system. No government here ...

End of a crisis

WELL, that was quick. The great crisis is over. Democracy is back on track. Constitution Avenue won’t be seeing...

The dissension within

The militant discourse stresses absolutism.

Universities’ challenge

Are seats of higher learning becoming a second choice?

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 ...

Editorial

More than money needed

IF it weren’t for the history and the present context, it would have been a grand announcement. Balochistan, Prime...

Measuring poverty

POLITICALLY, poverty has been a sensitive issue in Pakistan, as it has been in many other developing countries. It ...

Lure of the blue passport

PASSPORT and visa issues continue to occupy our leaders. The latest evidence of this came on Friday when members of...

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...

Letters to the Editor

Foreign intelligence intervention

SPEAKING to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about unrest in parts of eastern Ukraine, US Secretary of State...

FCR: Fata woes

THE tribal people are controlled under the black law known as the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR). The tribal ...

Draft labour policy

APROPOS the news report ‘Anomalies in labour policy draft pointed out’ (April 11), it is mentioned: “It...

Hazardous cooking oil

THIS is apropos the reports ‘Import of hazardous cooking oil’ (April 11) and ‘China, India face huge cancer...

Postal service staff

NOTWITHSTANDING the zero-tolerance policy of the government, the clerical staff of Pakistan Post is exploiting ...

COAS response

ACCORDING to an ISPR press release, Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif has said the army respects other...

Coal power plants

THE government is working hard to overcome the energy crisis. For this purpose, coal-based power plants are being...

50 Years Ago

From the past pages of dawn: 1964: Fifty years ago: Passports soon in 10 days

KARACHI: A scheme is under way to bring sweeping changes in the working of passport offices and to streamline the...

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...

Other Voices

Other Voices: North American Press: Victims of crime

THIRTY years ago, Congress passed the Victims of Crime Act, which directed money from fines and fees paid by ...

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...

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