Opinion

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...

Bard for our times

Shakespeare’s 450th birth anniversary falls today.

Bridging the abyss

Inclusive activities are key to integrating the blind.

Counterterrorism: the legal angle

THE federal government took the initiative to counteract terrorism, yet this step was taken without the inclusion of...

Asif Bhai’s remedies

ASIF Kidwai was a popular homeopath of Lucknow. But he was equally a raconteur, a wit, a political publicist, a...

Unlikely role

The state as defender of the media is a laughable proposition.

Blind spots

Several factors are missing in our concept of road safety.

Judiciary and tolerance

Babar sattar chief Justice Tassaduq Jillani implored recently that, “we have to protect the constitutional values...

Strains already

The ISPR press release of April 7 demonstrated the communication gap between the political and military leadership....

Editorial

Militant groups in Punjab

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

Railways: debatable priorities

IT appears the stage is being set for another wonder. Pakistan Railways has recently issued an advertisement...

Surge in Karachi violence

IN the midst of a spate of sectarian killings in Karachi and with tortured bodies turning up in and around the...

Autonomy for State Bank

THE IMF doesn’t seem happy with the quantum of independence the government plans to give the State Bank of ...

No housing for the poor

AFTER several weeks of back and forth, for many residents of Islamabad it appears that the worst is about to happen....

Houbara bustard butchery

NEWS of the Gulf Arab royals taking over large swathes of territory in Pakistan to hunt the vulnerable houbara...

Scope of suo motu

THE judicial conference held in Islamabad over the weekend ended with an important declaration read out by Supreme...

Letters to the Editor

PPO’s implications

The Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO) grants sweeping powers of arrest and detention to security forces. We ...

Intolerant society

A NUMBER of incidents during the last couple of weeks have shattered the peace of my mind. One was a gang-rape...

Drug abuse

THE surfacing of drug-abuse statistics in Pakistan by Drug Use in Pakistan, 2013, has shocked legal and medical...

Retirees’ appointment

APROPOS your news report, “Retirees` reappointment goes against SC orders” (April 13), by reappointing retired...

Security guards

I HAVE read with interest your editorial “Security guards’ plight” (April 14). I compliment Dawn for raising...

Taliban from Punjab

INTERIOR minister Chaudhry Nisar stated in his recent press conference that the explosives which were used in the...

Missing representatives

BALOCHISTAN is, area-wise, the largest province. Despite this, it has been kept backward since the inception of...

50 Years Ago

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 ...

From the past pages of dawn: 1964: Fifty years ago: Science libraries scheme

KARACHI: Dr Malcom S. Adiseshiah, Deputy Director-General of the UNESCO said in Karachi yesterday that a scheme for...

From the past pages of dawn: 1964: Fifty years ago: Passports soon in 10 days

KARACHI: A scheme is under way to bring sweeping changes in the working of passport offices and to streamline the...

Other Voices

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...

other voices : Indian press : Labour aristocracy

OF all the demands made by the Bajaj Auto union at Chakan, the most preposterous has to be the one demanding workers...

Other Voices: North American Press: Victims of crime

THIRTY years ago, Congress passed the Victims of Crime Act, which directed money from fines and fees paid by ...

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