Opinion

A reign of fear

AN environment of deepening fear across the country is not only making it hard for the people, especially the more...

Auction mania

FINANCE Minister Ishaq Dar is soaking up the applause these days, rolling out his narrative of economic improvement...

Two sides of one coin

Policing must be tempered with human rights.

New status for TTP?

Classifying TTP as ‘enemy combatants’ is problematic.

Afghan election and beyond

IT will indeed be a rare feat for an Afghan ruler to leave office alive and hand over the charge to his elected...

Education guidelines

EDUCATION is the answer for Pakistan, everyone says, and indeed they may be right. At the same time, what counts as...

The CAR is crashing

The Central African Republic remains dysfunctional.

An unequal battle

Data shows the horrific extent to which laws are violated.

Fixing a battered society

THE parlous state of official finances is the result of successive governments’ unfettered extravagance and ...

Does US really care?

US AMBASSADOR Nancy Powell recently resigned from her job as envoy to New Delhi. There is speculation and denial ...

Editorial

Too much for too little

THERE is no deadlock, Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan had told the country regarding talks with the outlawed TTP....

The name of the game

WHAT’S in a name? A lot, it turns out, at least in the case of a proscribed organisation that wants to participate...

Roles reversed

THE story has been repeated ad nauseam over the decades, but is still a favourite with many Pakistanis who bemoan...

Life without dignity

CAN a family survive with dignity on the minimum wage of an unskilled worker, asked the Supreme Court on Monday in...

One-way ‘talks’

IN the ebb and flow of negotiations between the federal government and the outlawed TTP, the government appears to...

Parveen Rehman case

MANIPULATION has been found written all over the Karachi police’s tackling of the murder of Parveen Rehman, the...

Conspiracy theories

NOTHING ever changes in Balochistan it seems. On Sunday, Sanaullah Zehri, senior provincial minister, expanded on...

Letters to the Editor

Pakistani dramas

IN almost every drama serial, I see a ‘baychari’ (deprived) woman who is often beaten up by her husband or one ...

White is black

A SALARIED private militia maintained by Nawab Akbar Bugti had killed 231 security personnel of our army, FC, police...

Living in fear

I REMEMBER going to see my grandparents in southern Punjab every summer holiday. Unlike many other schoolchildren, I...

CNG supply

THE government recently announced that there would now be a continuous supply to CNG stations in Punjab, with a...

POL prices

PRICES of POL products are reviewed at the start of every month. These are mostly revised upward and rarely ...

PFF: time to wake up

WHILE Karachi, especially Lyari, is plagued by violence and street crimes, our street children have impressed the...

Wild boar hunting

THIS is apropos Ikram Junaidi’s report ‘Wild boar hunters arrested in the capital’ (April 8) regarding the...

50 Years Ago

From the past pages of dawn: 1964: Fifty years ago: India’s new border plan

NEW DELHI: India’s Home Minister, Mr Gulzarilal Nanda, told Parliament yesterday [April 15] that in selected...

From the past pages of dawn : 1964 : Fifty years ago : Opposition bargaining hard

RAWALPINDI: The Opposition is bargaining hard for securing an extension of the life of the present National Assembly...

From the past pages of dawn: Fifty years ago: Rs 7 crores for KU

KARACHI: A sum of Rs seven crores has been proposed for the Karachi University for completion of buildings and to...

From the past pages of dawn: 1964: Fifty years ago: Adult franchise demanded

KARACHI: The Working Committee of the Council Muslim League, which met in Karachi yesterday for about five hours ...

Other Voices

Other Voices: Southeast Asian Press: Clean up Jakarta

JAKARTA has been ranked first among 35 cities surveyed for the ‘Emerging Cities Outlook 2014’, which is part of...

other voices : Bangladesh Press : A day of colour

PAHELA Baishakh, the first day of [the] Bangla new year, marks a renewal of our bonding to our cultural heritage. It...

Other Voices: Sindhi Press: Water: Sindh’s share

WHEN the PML-N comes to power, its attitude towards the smaller provinces changes and it becomes step-motherly....

Other Voices: Indian Press: India’s pro-rapist lobby

“BOYS will make mistakes,” Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav said of rape, on Thursday. ... Mr. Yadav...

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