PM in the town

It’s the last week of Ramazan. Most of the educational institutes in Pakistan are closing down and attendance in government offices is going thinner by day, as everyone is getting off for

Zardari in US

On a visit, not a mission Zardari’s US visit, particularly his iftar dinner with Vice President Joe Biden, has given birth to speculation about his seeking US support for the continuation of

The nightmare of Gaza

Where Israeli aggression continues unchecked   I can only imagine the horror in Gaza today as Israel intensifies its assault of that overcrowded, impoverished strip. It is a continuing nightmare story of

Cricket circus

Some order, if you please   It is just as well that Najam Sethi has decided to stop chasing the PCB chairmanship. Could it be because the realisation has finally dawned on

Roll call

No one knows whether it was a routine roll call or a surprise for most of Pakistanis. Anyhow, when Altaf Hussain (or his representative) started the telephonic roll call from London on

Lemons and lemonade

Pakistan has one of the world’s worst income tax collection. With only 0.5% of the entire population registered for income tax, the FBR failed to achieve their thrice-revised tax collection target this