Author Archives: Editorial

Census dilemmas persist

Are we about to witness another delay?   Security was one problem why the census had been delayed for such a long time. The issue would hopefully be resolved with the induction

Fate of Palestine

Two-state out the window?   The State Department’s “commitment” to the two-state solution, after President Trump’s “out of the box” thinking a day earlier of course, betrayed an air of damage control

Friendship or fiend-ship?

Greed without end characterises all our rulers’ obsession with foreign gifts   The quality that distinguishes our ruling elite, political, bureaucratic and, it must be fairly admitted, the military when in power,

Friendship or fiend-ship?

Greed without end characterises all our rulers’ obsession with foreign gifts   The quality that distinguishes our ruling elite, political, bureaucratic and, it must be fairly admitted, the military when in power,

Ferocious attacks

What to do when terrorist groups band together   Four terrorist attacks have taken place within 24 hours of the Lahore suicide attack.  The complacent Interior Minister has kept mum as usual.  Earlier he

The Safe City Project

Hollow claims cannot stop terrorist attacks   In a skewed logic Rana Sanaullah has held the protesting chemists and druggists responsible for the tragic incident on Monday. As he put it, had there

The Senate strikes back 

Upper House seeks renewed constitutional powers to shore up spirit of federalism   On Monday, in a rare and welcome development, the Senators put their party and petty differences aside and passed

Lahore terrorist attack

A wakeup call for government   Umpteen reports about the foiling of terrorists’ designs by the CTD, raids on hideouts followed by arrests of militants and suspected terrorists killed in encounters, and

Afghan refugees’ enigma

Pakistan faces a Catch–22 situation on their exodus   A Human Rights Watch Report has criticised Pakistan and UN Commissioner for Human Rights (UNCHR) for the forced repatriation of Afghans from Pakistan

PCB’s self-created problems  

Pakistan’s cricket and the ‘international syndicate’   The absence of role models among those running the affairs of Pakistan Cricket Board and the bad decision they took about fast tracking the induction of

Selling the economy

Praise all around     Praise from the Fitches and PWCs (Pricewaterhouse Coopers) of the finance world quickly, and rightly, fades away when headlines turn to more quantifiable ground realities. Would the

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