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Bad for democracy

THE combined opposition and Prime Minister Imran Khan have awakened to the need for a stronger parliament, but those... Published Jan 17, 2019 06:22am

Ban on ‘Manto’

IN our corner of the world, prejudice and intolerance can sometimes follow a person well beyond his or her lifetime.... Published Jan 17, 2019 06:22am
Bahria’s ‘offer’

Bahria’s ‘offer’

Machinations designed to minimise the impact of the damning May 4 verdict are now clearly afoot. Updated Jan 17, 2019 10:28am

Diplomatic spats

The 1992 bilateral code of conduct has survived many ups and downs and acute tensions. Updated Jan 16, 2019 10:19am
A crime unpunished

A crime unpunished

Case against Rao Anwar could have been a turning point in the bloody saga of staged encounters. Updated Jan 16, 2019 08:15am

‘All you need is love’

Every year, state and private institutions alike descend into paroxysms of panic at the advent of Valentine’s Day. Updated Jan 16, 2019 08:07am

Economic transparency

Discretion is fine and has its place in deal-making but transparency and disclosure requirements must not be jettisoned. Updated Jan 15, 2019 10:40am

Australia cricket tour

THE recent decision of the Australian cricket administrators to not send their cricket team to tour Pakistan for a... Published Jan 15, 2019 06:45am

Evicted traders

THE anti-encroachment drive launched by the KMC late last year upon court orders has elicited a variety of opinions,... Published Jan 15, 2019 06:45am

Child brides

CHILD marriages are a regressive practice that deeply harms the girl child — typically made the victim of such a... Published Jan 14, 2019 07:19am

Typhoid crisis

IT has been at least a couple of years, now, that medical associations have been pointing out the outbreak of a... Published Jan 14, 2019 07:19am

PWDs’ challenge

A VISUALLY-IMPAIRED young woman aspiring to enrol herself in a Master’s programme for clinical psychology has ... Published Jan 13, 2019 07:22am

Regional cooperation

Revive Saarc, engage Pakistan, address regional security and economic issues. Updated Jan 13, 2019 09:44am

Not so sunny

WITH some foreign exchange inflows lined up from ‘friendly countries’ and the first favourable data on the trade... Published Jan 12, 2019 07:12am

Tobacco revenues

IT is sad to note that while focusing on the travails of the local tobacco industry, there is little by way of... Published Jan 12, 2019 07:12am

FATF progress

THE latest consultations between the Financial Action Task Force and Pakistani officials have, according to claims... Published Jan 12, 2019 07:12am

Firing the gas MDs

Assigning blame to MDs of SSGCL and SNGPL appears odd, given that they are not responsible for gas production or import. Updated Jan 11, 2019 03:07pm

Pemra’s diktats

THE culture wars appear to be heating up once again as regulators and the superior judiciary wade awkwardly into the... Updated Jan 11, 2019 07:55am