Relying on provinces

Provincial authorities need to take their responsibilities more seriously, rather than simply living off NFC transfers. Published Dec 10, 2019 07:12am

US-Taliban talks

AFTER abruptly being broken off on the orders of President Donald Trump in September, reports have emerged that... Published Dec 10, 2019 07:12am

Policing in Kasur

FOR some time now, the Punjab district of Kasur has been the go-to place for anyone wanting to create an example in... Published Dec 10, 2019 07:11am

Bold PR plans

THERE is no escaping the plight of Pakistan Railways and certainly no shortage of hard-to-believe projections about... Published Dec 09, 2019 07:25am

Religious tourism

EARLIER this year, Prime Minister Imran Khan highlighted Pakistan’s potential for religious tourism when a new... Published Dec 09, 2019 07:24am

Promoting SMEs

PRIME Minister Imran Khan on Friday acknowledged the importance of small and medium enterprises in the country’s... Published Dec 09, 2019 07:24am

Jobs for the disabled

WITH limited opportunities for their advancement, and difficulties in independently gaining access to private and... Published Dec 08, 2019 07:10am

Relentless tyranny

WITH the passage of four months since New Delhi put India-held Kashmir under lockdown, another grim milestone has... Published Dec 08, 2019 07:10am

Threats yet again

Political dissent and the medium through which it was articulated — journalism — are in Pakistan’s DNA. Updated Dec 08, 2019 02:57pm

Digital Pakistan

DIGITAL technology is reshaping the world rapidly. It is transforming everything — from the way governments and... Published Dec 07, 2019 07:05am

Test for parliament

Picking an ECP chairman and two commission members requires negotiating skills of the highest order. Updated Dec 07, 2019 07:31am

Curbing measles

THE damaging effects of the anti-vaxxing community’s propaganda are being felt around the world as WHO has raised... Published Dec 07, 2019 07:05am

An odd settlement

The whole affair now demands more answers. Updated Dec 06, 2019 07:29am

Jalalabad attack

AS a final peace deal between the Afghan Taliban and the Americans has yet to be clinched, the chaos in Afghanistan... Published Dec 06, 2019 07:06am

Jirga ‘justice’

RARELY does a day go by without news of horrific abuse inflicted upon the women and children of this land. Daily... Published Dec 06, 2019 07:05am

Child marriages

A RECENT report by Unicef reveals that the number of child marriages in South Asia has halved from where it stood 25... Published Dec 05, 2019 06:52am

Climate action

The country needs drastic steps to, among other things, improve its air quality and harness renewable energy sources. Updated Dec 05, 2019 07:33am

Sino-Russian ties

IN a world of changing alliance patterns, it is obvious that China and Russia must come closer, the signing of... Published Dec 05, 2019 06:52am

Moody’s upgrade

It is not a triumph for the policymaker, and it certainly is not a moment to exalt and hail as a victory. Updated Dec 04, 2019 07:29am

Transport woes

IT is a matter of great shame that successive governments — federal, provincial or municipal — have, despite... Published Dec 04, 2019 07:04am