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Nawaz or Shahbaz?

The campaign to have Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif as PML-N leader has picked up. On Thursday, Riaz Hussain... Updated Oct 21, 2017 08:48am

Manipulated stocks

WHEN Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met a delegation of stock market brokers on Oct 14, little could he have... Updated Oct 21, 2017 03:15pm

Food fortification

GIVEN the tragic levels of malnutrition in Pakistan, it is no surprise that half the country’s under-five... Published Oct 21, 2017 06:58am

In the interest of justice

Currently, there are 27 crimes in the country that are punishable by death. Updated Oct 20, 2017 07:48am

After Raqqa

IT is, indeed, welcome news that the militant Islamic State group has been successively losing territory it once... Updated Oct 20, 2017 01:32pm

Medicine sector troubles

THE country has in recent months been held hostage to a swirling cloud of allegations of corruption involving some ... Published Oct 20, 2017 01:15am

Quetta attack

THE anger-inducing reality of Balochistan is that nothing seems to change in the province other than regular... Published Oct 19, 2017 06:59am

Regulatory duties

THE imposition of regulatory duties on nonessential imports is a sound idea in principle and shows that the... Updated Oct 19, 2017 10:05am

Hospital’s callousness

WHEN the medical staff at a public hospital denies emergency assistance to a pregnant woman, their callousness and... Published Oct 19, 2017 06:59am

Back to the Afghan peace table

THE revival of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group and a near-simultaneous flurry of drone strikes along the... Updated Oct 18, 2017 10:46am

Dar’s challenge

ON Monday, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar broke his silence for the first time after his indictment and gave a lengthy... Published Oct 18, 2017 07:14am

Journalists freed

IF Pakistan is a dangerous country for journalists, then those who report from Fata are among the most at risk due ... Published Oct 18, 2017 07:14am

Turkish saga: defying the courts

No need for Pakistan to violate its own laws and international obligations in order to satisfy a foreign agenda. Updated Oct 17, 2017 11:50am

Taxing pensioners

ONE of the most heartless revenue measures that the government has recently resorted to is a tax on the profit ... Published Oct 17, 2017 03:00am

Mogadishu bombing

EVEN in an era where mass-casualty attacks have become an unfortunate norm, Saturday’s bombing in the Somali... Published Oct 17, 2017 03:00am

Civil-military squabbling

The problem lies in the public manner in which the military leadership is choosing to express it concerns. Updated Oct 16, 2017 04:23pm

Hunger that stalks

HUMANITY today lives in a world of remarkable technological advancement and rapid development. Lest there be any... Published Oct 16, 2017 06:44am

Trackers in motorbikes

THIS could either be seen as a bizarre attempt at thinking outside the box or a cruel joke at the expense of the... Published Oct 16, 2017 06:44am

State Bank report

THE latest annual State of the Economy report issued by the State Bank basically confirms much of the commentary ... Published Oct 15, 2017 07:03am

Undoing the Iran deal

RECKLESS. That word perhaps best describes the US president’s approach regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of... Updated Oct 15, 2017 04:11pm