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Train to China

THERE is a fear lurking in the shadows of CPEC that a time will soon come when the Chinese will start dictating ... Updated Apr 30, 2017 07:04am

Immunisation status

IN terms of immunising children against preventable diseases, headlines in Pakistan tend to focus on polio — and... Updated Apr 30, 2017 07:04am

Imran Khan’s protest

THE past few years have been one long political stretch — hectic, stressful and frustrating for some. The protest... Updated Apr 30, 2017 07:04am

Reviving Pak-India ties

The perilous state of Pakistan-India relations ought to be a matter of urgent concern for both state and society in... Updated Apr 29, 2017 08:32am

External sector woes

FOR many months now, there have been warnings that the health of the country’s external sector is deteriorating.... Published Apr 29, 2017 01:54am

Women clerics’ conference

IT was a fairly unusual, though an entirely welcome, departure from the usual discourse surrounding matters of faith... Published Apr 29, 2017 01:54am

Ehsanullah Ehsan’s confession

BEFORE the mysterious circumstances in which Jamaatul Ahrar spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan came to be in custody of... Published Apr 28, 2017 01:36am

Muzzling Kashmiris

ON Wednesday, India aligned itself with the likes of some of the most repressive regimes in the world. Faced with... Updated Apr 28, 2017 10:19am

The Rs10 billion question

It is perhaps the most generous — and puzzling — such ‘offer’ in the history of the country. Updated Apr 28, 2017 10:15am

In election mode

HISTORICALLY, election campaign seasons in Pakistan have been short and intense. But this time around, with more ... Updated Apr 27, 2017 06:20am

Urban warfare

THE complexity of the war on terrorism was illustrated by a battle in the heart of Karachi on Monday evening. The... Updated Apr 27, 2017 06:20am

Caring for the elderly

THANKS to advances in medical science and healthier lifestyles, the elderly population in most countries, including... Updated Apr 27, 2017 06:20am

Saving money

A NEW study by Standard Chartered Bank shows that the “emerging affluent” class in Pakistan prefers to keep its... Updated Apr 26, 2017 07:01am

Antibiotic resistance

PERCEIVED as a cure-all for a variety of illnesses, it is ironic that the very medicines that were once considered... Updated Apr 26, 2017 07:01am

Perils for census workers

THE ongoing population census, which entered its final phase yesterday, has claimed the lives of several members of... Updated Apr 26, 2017 07:01am

Younis Khan’s achievement

CRICKETER Younis Khan has kept a low profile ever since he made his international debut for Pakistan in 2000. He has... Published Apr 25, 2017 06:59am

Challenge for Afghan forces

A WAR of attrition punctuated by significant attacks, the conflict in Afghanistan has claimed a staggering number of... Published Apr 25, 2017 06:59am

Lawyers’ warning

LAWYERS’ groups have come up with varied responses to the recent Panama Papers ruling by the Supreme Court. On... Published Apr 25, 2017 06:59am

Budgeting amidst chaos

IN a recent talk with Dawn, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said that the government is gearing up to announce the budget... Published Apr 24, 2017 07:11am

Chitral mob attack

THE past couple of weeks have seen a series of chilling events related to blasphemy — or rather accusations of it... Published Apr 24, 2017 07:11am