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Fighting militancy together

THERE have been many attempts before and, likely, the road ahead will be arduous, but Pakistan and Afghanistan must... Updated Feb 27, 2017 08:38am

Gas politics

SINCE 2011, there has been a moratorium in place for new gas connections because of the dwindling supplies of... Published Feb 27, 2017 04:29am

Overloaded PIA

IF there is one thing the national carrier could make a career of, it is ‘how not to do it’. Efficiency,... Published Feb 27, 2017 04:29am

Dubai properties

A VERY valid question is circulating inside the National Assembly, thanks to the efforts of Asad Umar of the PTI: ... Published Feb 26, 2017 07:01am

Middle East questions

AS the international order experiences turbulence, much of it caused by the rise of Donald Trump, there are valid... Published Feb 26, 2017 07:01am

Nigar Ahmed

THE 1980s threw up some of the most committed, unwavering civil society personalities in Pakistan, individuals who... Published Feb 26, 2017 07:01am

Panama hearings

IN its long, sometimes chequered, at other times commendable, history the Supreme Court has addressed and fashioned... Published Feb 25, 2017 02:46am

Post-blast confusion

GIVEN the hair-trigger mood prevailing in Pakistan, the explosion on Thursday in Lahore’s DHA area was bound to... Published Feb 25, 2017 02:46am

Militancy has no ethnicity

ON Thursday, Imran Khan repeated a line that many have heard often enough: the Pakhtun are “wrongly and cruelly”... Updated Feb 25, 2017 10:23am

Another operation

TERRORIST outfits in the country have conveyed a chilling message over the last few weeks, and even yesterday in... Updated Feb 25, 2017 08:17am

Accountability bodies

THE observation made by the Supreme Court is manifestly true. Accountability of high officials has broken down... Published Feb 24, 2017 01:54am

SECP obligations

IT is heartening to see the corporate sector regulator, the SECP, start moving more energetically to curb abuses by... Published Feb 24, 2017 01:54am

Military courts’ revival

THE desperately misguided quest of the PML-N government to revive military courts will continue today and,... Updated Feb 23, 2017 08:27am

Islamic banking

IT was only a few months ago that we heard our State Bank governor hail Islamic banking for having “more stability... Published Feb 23, 2017 06:17am

Hardly healing

IT is sad to see a group of educated professionals so carelessly lose the support of those they are in contact with... Published Feb 23, 2017 06:17am

With Afghan cooperation

AS the state struggles to contain and put an end to a continuing spell of violence, the military leadership has... Updated Feb 22, 2017 08:25am

PSL final

THE Pakistan Cricket Board has decided. It is ready to stage the PSL final in Lahore even if some of the big foreign... Published Feb 22, 2017 01:15am

Buying dollars

ANYBODY who has had to deposit dollars or other foreign currency purchased from the open market knows the absurd... Published Feb 22, 2017 01:15am

Honouring our sportswomen

WITH the Pakistan women’s cricket team qualifying for the ICC World Cup in Colombo on Sunday, a new hope that... Published Feb 21, 2017 02:47am