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Rigging inquiry

IF democratic institutions are to be strengthened, failures, mistakes and poor decisions need to be identified. The... Updated Sep 21, 2018 09:59am

Pharma’s tax dodge

BIG pharma often cites two factors to justify its high drug prices: large investments in research and development,... Published Sep 21, 2018 07:06am

Passage to peace

IN the run-up to the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak next year, the historical Darbar Sahib shrine in... Published Sep 21, 2018 07:05am

Nawaz Sharif’s release

THE remainder of the NAB trial will continue as will the appeal against the initial conviction by the NAB court, but... Updated Sep 20, 2018 10:13am

Mini-budget blues

THERE was never any doubt that the PTI government would have to announce a new set of painful fiscal measures soon... Published Sep 20, 2018 06:26am

TB challenge

ALTHOUGH over 1.5m people worldwide die of tuberculosis each year, the disease has not received the global attention... Published Sep 20, 2018 06:26am

Gas price hike

IT is easy to oppose fuel price increases. At the same time, it is difficult to implement the latter. The previous... Published Sep 19, 2018 07:08am

Terror network

PUNJAB’S Counter Terrorism Department claims to have busted a network of militants affiliated with the banned TTP... Published Sep 19, 2018 07:08am

Afghanistan cricket

THE Afghanistan cricket team on Monday fired a warning to cricketing nations around the world by scoring a thumping... Published Sep 19, 2018 07:08am

Citizenship promise

IT has come as a bolt from the blue, but if executed with care and by taking all communities along, it could... Updated Sep 18, 2018 08:36am

Development decline

THE UNDP’s latest annual human development report identifies wide inequalities between and within countries as the... Published Sep 18, 2018 07:06am

Muharram precautions

AS Ashura, which falls on Friday this year, draws close, religious activities related to Muharram are reaching their... Published Sep 18, 2018 07:06am

Pak-Afghan cooperation

FOREIGN Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi rightly chose Afghanistan for his first official trip abroad. In a visit to... Updated Sep 17, 2018 08:44am

Bahria Town review

NO land grab takes place without the collusion of the bureaucracy and the backing of powerful lobbies. In the case ... Published Sep 17, 2018 06:29am

Malnutrition reality

A NEW annual UN report, State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, warns that global hunger is rising to... Published Sep 17, 2018 06:29am

Monitoring clerics

EVERY year in Muharram, administrations in districts across Pakistan swing into action to keep an eye on potentially... Published Sep 16, 2018 06:35am

Bureaucratic reforms

IT was a necessary pep talk in the circumstances and has helped shed light on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s approach... Published Sep 16, 2018 06:35am

Rat infestation

PESHAWAR has a rat problem. There are almost daily reports of patients being brought to hospital to be treated for... Published Sep 16, 2018 06:35am

Merger challenges

THE merger of Fata and KP approved in the final days of the previous parliament was a historic milestone, but there... Published Sep 15, 2018 06:25am

Austerity or folly?

ALTHOUGH Pakistan boasts grand colonial-era buildings, a rich Mughal heritage and ancient sites dating back ... Updated Sep 15, 2018 08:39am