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Indus water talks

A BRIEF moment of expectation appears to be vanishing. Earlier this week, water officials from India and Pakistan ... Updated Mar 24, 2017 10:52am

Medical emergency

IT would appear that the urgency to probe the sale and manufacture of drugs and medical devices has reached an... Published Mar 24, 2017 01:19am

Attack in London

TERROR returned to the streets of London on Wednesday, injecting further tension into an already fraught series of... Published Mar 24, 2017 01:19am

Transition to democracy

THE backdrop was ironic, the claim sensational. The rare meeting of the PML-N parliamentary committee appears to ... Published Mar 23, 2017 01:18am

University clash

TUESDAY’S clash at the Punjab University, which left at least 10 students injured, had been many months in the... Published Mar 23, 2017 01:18am

Counterterrorism efforts

IN the aftermath of last month’s deadly blast at the dargah of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, the Sindh... Published Mar 23, 2017 01:17am

Afghan peace

THE reopening of the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan is a welcome and sensible move. The closure for over a... Published Mar 22, 2017 07:19am

Extremists in politics

FOR many years now, electoral politics have been a vehicle for extremist elements in Pakistan to insinuate ... Published Mar 22, 2017 07:19am

CPEC security cost

It was always a bad idea to bundle the cost of security for CPEC enterprise into the power tariff. Updated Mar 22, 2017 12:58pm

Accountability and the PPP

IT was dramatic and confusion-ridden in a way that harkened back to a previous era of tumultuous politics. The ... Published Mar 21, 2017 05:43am

Linguistic diversity

LANGUAGE is identity, and it is especially important to acknowledge that in a multi-ethnic society such as Pakistan:... Published Mar 21, 2017 05:43am

Syrian imbroglio

THE reports emerging from Syria over the past couple of days are worrying, and the faint hope of a negotiated end to... Published Mar 21, 2017 05:42am

Pak-India dialogue

PAKISTAN High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit has made a sensible and timely observation: important as the... Updated Mar 20, 2017 11:58am

Doubting the census

NOW that the census has begun in earnest, it is important for observers to bear in mind that it is too late to start... Published Mar 20, 2017 01:25am

Child abuse

THE passage of the draft National Commission on the Rights of the Child Bill, 2015, during the current session of ... Published Mar 20, 2017 01:25am

The growth seesaw

THE most recent data on large-scale manufacturing shows that the growth spurt of the last couple of years may be on... Published Mar 19, 2017 07:20am

Madressahs galore

OVER the years, one of the state’s many sins of omission that have had a direct bearing on where Pakistan finds... Updated Mar 19, 2017 12:25pm

PSL spot-fixing case

PAKISTAN cricket has yet again come under a cloud. The PSL spot-fixing scandal that has unfolded over the past two... Published Mar 19, 2017 07:20am

Military courts

NINE years since the latest transition to democracy began, the elected representatives of the people of Pakistan are... Updated Mar 18, 2017 08:33am