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Muslim world’s challenge

A MAIDEN trip to the Middle East by US President Donald Trump has underlined several dangerous contradictions at the... Updated May 29, 2017 12:53pm

Excess power capacity

THERE is a growing risk that the government is now on a buying spree for more power- generation capacity than the... Published May 29, 2017 01:02am

Data protection

THERE has been no official word on the extent to which Pakistan was affected by the massive, global cyber-attack... Published May 29, 2017 01:00am

ICC Champions Trophy

AS the world’s top eight cricketing nations prepare to lock horns in England from June 1 in the eighth edition of... Updated May 28, 2017 01:53am

DNA database

IT is to be welcomed that two important laboratory facilities have finally been created in Sindh — a DNA forensic... Updated May 28, 2017 01:53am

Economic consensus

ONE more time, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has repeated his appeal for some sort of a broad agreement around economic... Updated May 28, 2017 01:53am
A seesaw budget

A seesaw budget

IF ever a federal budget came to us floating on the wings of hope, it is this latest one. In its last fiscal year,... Updated May 27, 2017 09:20am

Ramazan reflections

THE fasting month of Ramazan is a time for reflection and spiritual renewal. It is also a time when the faithful are... Updated May 27, 2017 07:26am

Social indicators

A HOLLOW foundation makes for an unstable edifice. That is the small print behind some of the big, upbeat numbers... Updated May 27, 2017 07:26am

Economic Survey

NO matter how impassioned his appeals to the nation to look on the bright side of things, Finance Minister Ishaq ... Published May 26, 2017 01:11am

Quetta kidnapping

WHEN a high-profile kidnapping takes place in broad daylight in one of the most heavily policed urban centres in the... Published May 26, 2017 01:10am

Women’s voting rights

ILLEGAL agreements among certain political parties or candidates have routinely barred women in certain areas from... Published May 26, 2017 01:07am

More brinkmanship

AMIDST more Pakistan-India jingoism and hyperbole, the Pakistani high commissioner to India, Abdul Basit, has struck... Updated May 25, 2017 07:01am


WHEN quacks believe they have a ‘right’ to their quackery, it is an indication of how far the rot has spread. A... Updated May 25, 2017 07:01am

Drowning deaths

EVERY year, Karachi’s beaches are witness to deaths by drowning, the grief of the survivors often being compounded... Updated May 25, 2017 07:01am

Manchester blast

THE deadliest attack in the UK since 2005 is the most wretched yet. A suicide bomber stood among a crowd of ... Updated May 24, 2017 06:58am

Kashmir travesty

IT defies all logic that an Indian army officer responsible for using a man in India-held Kashmir as a human shield... Updated May 24, 2017 06:58am

Documents from 1967 war

THE documents and two-way radio messages that Israel has declassified on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the 1967... Updated May 24, 2017 06:58am

Trump’s bluster

INTERNATIONAL politics can often resemble the theatre of the absurd. Certainly, US President Donald Trump’s ... Published May 23, 2017 01:05am

Free speech in danger

THE state appears to have developed a taste for intimidation that society ought to be deeply concerned about.... Published May 23, 2017 01:04am