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Delayed election concerns

DO parliamentary parties want a general election next August or are they willing to contemplate an electoral delay... Published Dec 14, 2017 07:18am

Lawbreaking police

IT is difficult to know quite what to make of the Sindh authorities’ reported action against some 12,000 police... Published Dec 14, 2017 07:18am

Building schools in KP

PAKISTAN’S public schooling system has continuously fallen short of expectations as our children remain bereft of... Published Dec 14, 2017 07:18am

Delaying Fata reforms

A judicial milestone that every sensible person ought to embrace has been thwarted by dismal political opportunism. Updated Dec 13, 2017 09:30am

Reporting restrictions

IN the interest of justice, there are times when restraint is prudent and desirable. The Supreme Court bench hearing... Published Dec 13, 2017 07:12am

Party of the people?

IT is a pity that instead of looking into the grievances of the sugarcane growers protesting near Bilawal House in... Published Dec 13, 2017 07:12am
Is the party over?

Is the party over?

The ‘resignation’ of PML-N lawmakers has once again spurred speculation about an imminent breakup of the ruling party. Updated Dec 12, 2017 09:02am

Nuclear concerns

IT is a sobering, necessary warning. Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize on Sunday, the executive director of the... Published Dec 12, 2017 06:31am

Outlawing torture

AN investigative report in this newspaper’s Sunday edition, pegged on Punjab, revealed the horrifying details of a... Published Dec 12, 2017 06:31am

Reinvigorating Pak-Iran ties

ALTHOUGH there are reasons why Pakistan’s ties with neighbouring Iran have hardly been robust, it is time to ... Published Dec 11, 2017 06:56am

China’s security alert

Threat alerts such as that issued by the China embassy need to be addressed immediately and meaningfully. Updated Dec 11, 2017 08:33am

Violence against women

HISTORIES of oppression are always followed by histories of subversion. In societies that have silenced women for... Published Dec 11, 2017 06:56am
Exchange rate depreciation

Exchange rate depreciation

It appears that the old days of central bank intervention to maintain an overvalued exchange rate are over. Updated Dec 10, 2017 10:00am

Full steam ahead…

THE Supreme Court’s green signal to Lahore’s Orange Line Metro Train has come at a critical moment for the PML-N... Published Dec 10, 2017 07:01am

Hammad Siddiqui’s return

IS this the return of the prodigal son? If so, it would be of a piece with how the MQM saga has been evolving — ... Published Dec 10, 2017 07:01am

Madressah reform

IT was true before and is clearer than ever today. The country’s fight against extremism cannot succeed, arguably... Published Dec 09, 2017 07:01am

Food security

PAKISTAN is an arid and water-stressed country and, at the time of its birth, had hardly enough arable land and... Published Dec 09, 2017 07:01am

Maritime tragedy

FAR from the chaos of the urban areas, we tend to forget that accidents can take place anywhere, and involve any... Published Dec 09, 2017 07:01am

Jerusalem lost

The US president is not a man known for his visionary foreign policy or global statesmanship. Updated Dec 08, 2017 10:08am

Regional possibilities

WE have one more reminder that Pakistan’s regional policies carry a heavy price tag. This time, the Asian... Published Dec 08, 2017 06:39am