Editorial

By-election trends

By-election trends

Unless the culture of violence and rigging is rooted out, the credibility of the electoral process in Pakistan will continue to remain under a cloud.
Updated 23 Apr, 2024 09:54am

Privatising PIA

FINANCE Minister Muhammad Aurangzeb’s reaffirmation that the process of disinvestment of the loss-making national...
Published 23 Apr, 2024 08:39am

Suffering in captivity

YET another animal — a lioness — is critically ill at the Karachi Zoo. The feline, emaciated and barely able to...
Published 23 Apr, 2024 08:38am
Not without reform

Not without reform

The problem with us is that our ruling elite is still trying to find a way around the tough reforms that will hit their privileges.
Updated 22 Apr, 2024 08:56am

Raisi’s visit

IRANIAN President Ebrahim Raisi, who begins his three-day trip to Pakistan today, will be visiting the country ...
Published 22 Apr, 2024 07:19am

Janus-faced

THE US has done it again. While officially insisting it is committed to a peaceful resolution to the...
Published 22 Apr, 2024 07:19am
Elections in India

Elections in India

Independent accounts and spot reports are at variance with Modi-friendly TV anchors and they do not see an easy victory for the Indian premier.
Updated 21 Apr, 2024 09:16am

IHC letter

THIS is a historic opportunity for the judiciary to define its institutional boundaries. It must not be squandered....
Published 21 Apr, 2024 07:09am

Olympic preparations

THIS past week marked the beginning of the 100-day countdown to the Paris Olympics, with the symbolic torch-lighting...
Published 21 Apr, 2024 07:09am
Isfahan strikes

Isfahan strikes

True de-escalation means Israel must start behaving like a normal state, not a rogue nation that threatens the entire region.
Updated 20 Apr, 2024 09:23am

President’s speech

PRESIDENT Asif Ali Zardari seems to have managed to hit all the right notes in his address to the joint sitting of...
Published 20 Apr, 2024 06:10am

Karachi terror

IS urban terrorism returning to Karachi? Yesterday’s deplorable suicide bombing attack on a van carrying five...
Published 20 Apr, 2024 06:10am

X post facto

Our decision-makers should realise the harm they are causing.
Updated 19 Apr, 2024 09:36am

Insufficient inquiry

UNLESS the state is honest about the mistakes its functionaries have made, we will be doomed to repeat our follies....
Published 19 Apr, 2024 07:11am

Melting glaciers

AFTER several rain-related deaths in KP in recent days, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority has sprung into...
Published 19 Apr, 2024 07:11am
IMF’s projections

IMF’s projections

The problems are well-known and the country is aware of what is needed to stabilise the economy; the challenge is follow-through and implementation.
Updated 18 Apr, 2024 09:05am

Hepatitis crisis

THE sheer scale of the crisis is staggering. A new WHO report flags Pakistan as the country with the highest number...
Published 18 Apr, 2024 08:33am

Never-ending suffering

OVER the weekend, the world witnessed an intense spectacle when Iran launched its drone-and-missile barrage against...
Published 18 Apr, 2024 08:33am
Saudi FM’s visit

Saudi FM’s visit

The government of Shehbaz Sharif will have to manage a delicate balancing act with Pakistan’s traditional Saudi allies and its Iranian neighbours.
Updated 17 Apr, 2024 10:47am

Dharna inquiry

THE Supreme Court-sanctioned inquiry into the infamous Faizabad dharna of 2017 has turned out to be a damp squib. A...
Published 17 Apr, 2024 08:12am