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FATF reprieve

Offshoots of terrorist groups and hiding behind charitable or welfare work should no longer be tolerated. Updated Feb 22, 2018 08:45am

Women voters in Dir

AT last, it seems the wheels of change are turning in some of the most regressive parts of this country, though not... Published Feb 22, 2018 06:56am

Withholding taxes

THERE is little doubt that the present government has taken some strides towards lifting the revenues of the... Published Feb 22, 2018 06:56am

Decriminalising suicide

To subject people who in their despair sought to take their own lives to punitive action is injurious. Updated Feb 21, 2018 09:23am

Role of institutions

It is a good idea to hold such a debate, but much will depend on the quality of the debate itself. Updated Feb 21, 2018 09:25am

Curbing human smuggling

Since 2012, the flow of refugees from Pakistan to Europe has increased. Updated Feb 21, 2018 09:21am

Afghan Taliban offer

A RENEWED offer of negotiations by the Afghan Taliban, though once again insisting on direct talks with the US ... Updated Feb 20, 2018 07:57am

Saving Ranikot Fort

REGRETTABLY, it is only after the loss or wilful destruction of heritage and culture that our government is moved to... Published Feb 20, 2018 07:03am

Witness protection

IN Pakistan, witnesses are particularly important for prosecuting criminal and terrorism cases given the state’s... Published Feb 20, 2018 07:03am

Nutrition crisis

Given the repeated alarm bells over the years regarding malnutrition in rural Sindh, stringent criticism is warranted. Updated Feb 19, 2018 11:22am

Forgotten poll promises

Leadership of both parties ought to realise the possible repercussions of a take-no-prisoners style election campaign. Updated Feb 19, 2018 03:35pm

Oxfam abuse scandal

IN the aftermath of humanitarian catastrophes, it becomes the task of courageous aid workers to save lives in... Updated Feb 19, 2018 03:29pm

The Saudi mystery

The federal government and the military leadership must address parliament’s concerns forthrightly and quickly. Updated Feb 18, 2018 12:28pm

Royalty for Chitrali women

FINANCIAL dependency, by definition, implies a secondary status. For even educated women in patriarchal societies,... Published Feb 18, 2018 06:38am

Turkish crackdown

EVER since the failed coup in 2016 in Turkey, the AKP-led government in Ankara has hardened its attitude towards all... Published Feb 18, 2018 06:38am

Extrajudicial killings

THE scale of corruption and crime in the police forces of the country is often guessed at, but rarely is it ... Published Feb 17, 2018 03:55am

Terror financing

THE juncture that Pakistan stands at today — of potentially being ‘grey listed’ by the Financial Action Task... Published Feb 17, 2018 03:55am

Transgender voting rights

IT seems that in an increasingly intolerant Pakistan, not even legal protections are enough to safeguard the rights... Published Feb 17, 2018 03:55am

Women without agency

YET again, the low status of women in this country stands exposed in all its ugliness. A United Nations report... Published Feb 16, 2018 01:42am

NAB’s pressure

IN a state where powerful individuals facing the prospect of accountability or court trials routinely find an excuse... Published Feb 16, 2018 01:42am