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Planting a billion trees

THE media has recently carried some very refreshing news. First, New Zealand declared its Whanganui River, revered ... Published Mar 24, 2017 07:42am

Protecting wildlife

WILDLIFE plays a significant role in maintaining the ecological equilibrium of nature. The presence of wildlife... Published Mar 24, 2017 07:42am

Military justice

THIS refers to the article ‘Banking on military justice’ (March 8) by Zahid Husain on the issue of outsourcing... Published Mar 24, 2017 07:42am

Glorifying politicians

BACHA Khan was a Pakhtun leader, but he never liked living in Pakistan. He had asked to be buried in Afghanistan and... Published Mar 24, 2017 07:42am

Lost childhood

RETURNING home late one night from class, I saw a young girl selling pens outside a mosque, imploring passersby to... Published Mar 24, 2017 07:42am

Questionable census

CENSUS 2017 is being carried out after a gap of 19 years. A week before the census started, one political party... Published Mar 24, 2017 07:42am

Harmful pesticides

PESTICIDES are being used on a large scale in our agriculture sector to control pests or weeds. These are very... Published Mar 24, 2017 07:42am

Terrorism museum

IN London, events of the past wars, battles, glory, crime, sufferings, tortures, etc., are on display in appropriate... Published Mar 24, 2017 07:42am

Sharea Faisal?

I RECALL that Drigh Road was originally named Shahrah-i-Faisal. Some years later in our zeal for ‘Arabising’, it... Published Mar 24, 2017 07:42am

METRO EVENTS

CONFERENCEAn international conference on urban and regional planning, organised by the NED’s department of... Published Mar 24, 2017 07:41am

Pakistan Day: some thoughts

IT is but right that Pakistanis celebrate this historic day. It was a momentous occasion when Jinnah made a demand... Published Mar 23, 2017 07:06am

Happy Pakistan

THIS March 23, I want to share a morale-boosting news report with my countrymen which I read in the Dawn issue of... Published Mar 23, 2017 07:06am

Deaths on road

YOUNG athlete Nadia Nazeer’s death a few weeks ago in a road accident must bring back to every mind the same fate ... Published Mar 23, 2017 07:06am

Dark side of social media

THIS is the era of social media, which has a great importance in our lives. It is well nigh impossible for us to be... Published Mar 23, 2017 07:06am

Begging a blot

BEGGING is a blot on our society. Whenever one goes, he is followed by beggars — young and old, women and ... Published Mar 23, 2017 07:06am

Arms licence

I HAVE not received my computerised arms licence having tracking number 78151000052 dated Oct 2, 2013. My licence ... Published Mar 23, 2017 07:06am

Banking court judges

BANKING courts III and IV, Karachi, have been vacant for long and no judge has been appointed so far. There are five... Published Mar 23, 2017 07:06am

Stealing sand

I WAS out for a stroll along Clifton beach when I noticed that the sand along the beach is being stolen just behind... Published Mar 23, 2017 07:06am