Opinion

Misguided optimism

THE GDP growth rate for the last quarter was only about 3.2pc. It was reported to be 5pc for the first quarter of ...

Late call for unity

JOURNALISM was simply endearing once upon a time. Watched from a close distance, the guerrilla journalist, equally...

Politics as parody

The corporate media has played power games many times.

Piety and cheating

Why do some religious people indulge in immoral acts?

Relief for terror victims

THE ongoing debate on the terrorist attack on the Islamabad fruit market has again highlighted the need for an...

Learning curve

THERE is a feeling known to many who do any research work on Pakistan. It is a feeling that one is wasting one’s...

Nuclear normalcy

N-weapons are no help with internal security.

Train to Pakistan: 2014

Khushwant Singh’s ashes have crossed the border.

A state of anarchy

THE deaths of innocent people in terrorist attacks are not mourned anymore. Growing fatalities are mere statistics....

Rape and restitution

THE attacks took place approximately a week ago. Two Indian soldiers, Sachin Gupta and Saurab Chopra, both in their...

Editorial

Sectarian violence

HOW many have died in sectarian violence in Pakistan since 2008? More than 2,000 was the answer Minister of State ...

Gilgit-Baltistan alienation

THE ongoing popular protests that have roiled Gilgit-Baltistan over the past 10 days are reflective of the growing...

Fatah-Hamas unity

ISRAEL has overreacted to Palestinian unity moves. On Wednesday, shortly after Fatah and Hamas announced plans to...

ISI and media infighting

IN the bizarre, whiplash-inducing fallout of the Hamid Mir shooting, an alarming new twist has occurred: the ...

MQM in government again

THE MQM’s decision to join the Sindh government is not altogether surprising. The love-hate relationship that it...

Men planning families

AFTER decades of witnessing the country struggle to bring its burgeoning population figures under control, with ...

Militant groups in Punjab

THE Punjab government, in response to a report in this newspaper, has furnished statistics pertaining to the last ...

Letters to the Editor

Protecting lake and saving wildlife

THE Manghopir Lake is located about 14km from North Karachi. It is spread over an area of 1,400 acres.It is home to...

Calling from abroad

I HAVE been experiencing great difficulty in making telephone calls to Pakistan these days. The quality of sound is...

Noise pollution

MODERN research has shown that the level of noise above a certain limit is harmful to our health and is responsible...

Pakistani bonds

THIS refers to recent news reports on Pakistan bonds. I think the issue was good news for US fund managers. Most of...

Killing bustards

IT is unfortunate that a dignitary from a Muslim state could come over and kill 2,100 of our precious and protected...

Appointing judges

IT is reiterated that there are two posts of judges vacant in the chief court Gilgit Baltistan and summary whereof...

Beautiful Lahore

WE visited Lahore last weekend after over a year and got a pleasant surprise. We found Lahore clean, better ...

50 Years Ago

From the past pages of dawn: 1964: Fifty years ago: Rail tracks for cargo handling

KARACHI: The Karachi Port Trust has provided a network of approximately 100 miles of broad-gauge railway track for...

From the past pages of dawn: 1964: Fifty years ago: Loan for port modernisation

On account of Eid, there was no issue of Dawn on April 24. The following is a news item from the previous day’s...

From the past pages of dawn: 1964: Fifty years ago: Pay hike to cost Rs150m annually

RAWALPINDI: Increase in pay scales of Gazetted, non-Gazetted, Civil Services and Defence Forces personnel will cost...

From the past pages of dawn: 1964: Fifty years ago: Afro-Asian help available: Bhutto

KARACHI: The Foreign Minister, Mr Z.A. Bhutto, told a Press Conference in Karachi last evening that “the ...

Other Voices

OTHER VOICES: Pashto Press: Misuse of technology

THE need for internet, mobile phones, social media [etc] is increasing with each passing day and these things have...

OTHER VOICES: Far East Press: Well-being of the child

WHEN an international marriage breaks up and the husband and the wife decide to live in separate countries, which...

Other Voices: Sri Lankan Press: Plastic politics

THE attack on a group of United National Party MPs while they were engaging in an inspection tour of the Hambantota...

Other Voices: Sindhi Press: Fulfilment of promises

FORMER president Asif Ali Zardari made some important announcements [in his recent visit to Thar]. … He announced...

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