No escape for some

Just as there are many choices inside the new, ‘pluralistic’ Pakistan, there is also no dearth of objections that can be

Let’s have a king

History will surely be interested in the anatomy of the Islamabad trial of democracy.

Towards madness

Thus far the economy has been a reluctant guest in the whole affair, dragged in to quench the thirst for vindication

Theatre of the absurd

It is now a game of nerves and a battle of marches as the prime minister’s supporters too are taking to the streets.


No answers for the displaced

Tribal people have two main questions: when will they be able to return and will the state care for them?

Polio vaccination funds

The countrywide polio vaccination and awareness programme will come to a halt if funds are not arranged.

A permanent truce?

The truce deserves to be welcomed, it doesn’t solve the real issue — Israel’s withdrawal from the occupied territories.

Another trying day

The resignation of Premier Sharif would effectively mean the end of the government Pakistan elected just 15 months ago.

Model Town FIR

The PAT lawyers were confronted with the same stalling tactics that were employed to deny the PAT's demand thus far.

A laudable approach

Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met in Jeddah.

Dangerous trends

In truth, there are no guarantees in politics.


A woman’s question to lawmakers

I AM at a loss to digest the laws for khula in Pakistan. If justice delayed is justice denied, then how can the...


SINCE the emergence of the Red Zone in Islamabad as the epicentre of political upheaval and the birthplace of...

The real issue

‘LONG march’, is a political drama starring Imran Khan and Dr Tahirul Qadri, being watched by the whole nation...

Gandhi and Tagore

WHILE going through Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen’s book, The Argumentative Indian, I found out that Gandhi and ...

Qadri’s emotions

ON a serious note, Dr Tahirul Qadri is heavily protesting and is now choking with extreme emotions for the sake of...

‘PTI’s conundrum’

THIS is apropos the letter in response to the editorial (Aug 23) in which the writer is of the view that the Quaid...

A tale of two killers

A LOOK at the Middle East’s bloody scenario tells a tale of two killers. Both killers show striking similarities....