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Forced conversions

THE alleged abduction of two young Hindu sisters, Reena and Raveena, from their home in Daharki last week is one of... Updated Mar 26, 2019 08:59am

Gas price increases

PREDICTABLY enough, the managements of the two state-owned gas utilities — Sui Southern and Sui Northern — have... Published Mar 26, 2019 07:08am

‘Sohni dharti’ — always

THE mention of Shahnaz Begum, who passed away in Dhaka recently, reminds us of the black-and-white TV days, and of... Published Mar 26, 2019 07:07am

Lessons from Malaysia

THE visit by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad provides a good opportunity to reflect on what Pakistan can learn from... Published Mar 25, 2019 07:08am

Gender wage gap

IT is a matter of grave concern that Pakistan has the highest gender wage gap in the world. A recent World Bank... Updated Mar 25, 2019 11:10am

Prisoner’s death

“NEITHER reason nor sensibility allows me to believe that we can execute a mentally ill or disabled person,”... Published Mar 25, 2019 07:07am

Spread of TB

PAKISTAN’S fight against tuberculosis has been a grim one. The country reports over 50,000 new cases each year; of... Published Mar 24, 2019 07:10am

Trump’s Golan tweet

While the Israelis reacted gleefully to Trump’s act of ‘generosity’, others in the Middle East weren’t quite so pleased. Updated Mar 24, 2019 04:15pm

A ‘happy’ country

PAKISTAN must have gone up in the estimation of the happy people of the world after the revelation that it is among... Published Mar 23, 2019 07:00am

Squabbling politicians

IF there is one thing that the government and opposition parties could agree on, it would be disagreeing with each... Published Mar 23, 2019 07:00am

Two steps back

IT seems as if nothing brings together men of competing ideologies closer than their shared mistrust of women... Published Mar 23, 2019 07:00am

Samjhauta ruling

THE ruling in the Samjhauta Express bombing acquits all four accused. Twelve years after the incident, the ... Updated Mar 22, 2019 12:43pm

Flames of bigotry

IT is yet another needless death at the altar of moral vigilantism. On Wednesday at Bahawalpur’s Government Sadiq... Updated Mar 22, 2019 09:32am

Plight of LHWs

There is some positive news for Punjab’s Lady Health Workers who concluded their four-day protest in Lahore on... Published Mar 22, 2019 07:08am

Walking the talk on Fata

LAWMAKERS in the KP Assembly have rightly raised concerns about a time frame for the integration of the former Fata... Published Mar 21, 2019 06:47am

NZ’s example

LAST Friday’s horrific attack on two mosques in the quiet New Zealand city of Christchurch shocked the world, with... Updated Mar 21, 2019 10:58am

Threat of floods

PAKISTAN has seen many floods, the one that hit the country in 2010 being the most destructive in its history. Over... Published Mar 21, 2019 06:47am

More tax reversals

IT is never a pretty sight to see a government bow before rackets and vested interests. That is precisely what our... Published Mar 20, 2019 05:39am

Law-abiding tenants

MANY acts of terrorism are criminal conspiracies in which a number of operatives play various roles to translate... Published Mar 20, 2019 05:39am