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Development priorities

THE room in which to carry out large-scale development activities is undoubtedly shrinking, going by the massive... Published May 25, 2019 07:24am

Journalist released

NEWS of a court’s order to release Egyptian journalist Mahmoud Hussein will come as a relief to many. His family,... Published May 25, 2019 07:24am

Taking over hospitals

THE government in Sindh has another battle on its hands. The centre has notified its takeover of three major... Published May 25, 2019 07:24am

After Modi’s win

The writing is on the wall: communal politics in India has triumphed. Updated May 24, 2019 09:43am

Deradicalising youth

Naureen Leghari had undergone a deradicalisation programme under the supervision of law-enforcement agencies. Updated May 24, 2019 09:54am

Obstetric fistula

YESTERDAY marked the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. Affecting mothers in large parts of the developing... Published May 24, 2019 06:53am

The price of indecision

THE numbers tell a harrowing tale that no amount of spin can hide. Revenues and exports have been flat for the first... Published May 23, 2019 06:51am

Gendered insults

Not only are personal attacks highly inappropriate, they expose the speaker’s regressive outlook. Updated May 23, 2019 07:49am

Farishta’s murder

NEWSPAPERS are routinely filled with reports of the brutal rape and murder of children. Every once in a while,... Published May 23, 2019 06:51am

Police powers in Sindh

THE amendments to the 2002 Police Order in Sindh are hardly an open-and-shut case. It is a larger question of who... Published May 22, 2019 07:05am

Report on torture in IHK

A DAMNING report detailing the Indian army’s alleged torture of Kashmiri protesters has been made public this ... Published May 22, 2019 07:05am

Polio reforms

AFTER the hysteria over anti-polio vaccines in Peshawar led to a sudden spike in refusals, Pakistan’s polio... Published May 22, 2019 07:05am

Monetary policy hike

THE State Bank shrugged off pressure from vested interests on Monday when it decided to raise the discount rate by a... Published May 21, 2019 06:51am

Opposition protest

THE opposition has gathered on one platform and the power maps are out one more time. This is how it has been in ... Published May 21, 2019 06:51am

ODI drubbing

THE Pakistan cricket team’s World Cup preparations have run into difficulties, thanks to the 0-4 England drubbing... Published May 21, 2019 06:51am

PayPal refusal

AMERICAN online payment giant PayPal will not be coming to Pakistan, a Senate committee was told last week. Despite... Published May 20, 2019 07:12am

Back on track?

FRIDAY’S derailment of a goods train near Padidan station in Sindh has been blamed on ‘issues’ with the track,... Published May 20, 2019 07:12am

Mothers in parliament

Three decades ago, Benazir Bhutto became the first elected leader in the world to give birth in office. Updated May 20, 2019 07:51am

Gas price hike

THERE is little doubt that the gas sector, particularly its pricing regime, is badly in need of reform and overhaul.... Published May 19, 2019 07:16am

Crackdown on militants

IT is a predictable pattern: violence by militants followed by the state unleashing its might to eliminate them. So... Published May 19, 2019 07:16am