COLOMBO: The mortal remains of Diyawadanage Don Priyantha Kumara, the Sri Lankan manager of a local factory in Sialkot, arrived here at the Bandaranaike International Airport. Pakistan's Acting High Commissioner Mr Tanvir Ahmed Bhatti, Press...

Sialkot lynching: Govt shares salient features of new security policy

ISLAMABAD: Federal government on Monday shared with the parliamentarians the salient features of the draft national security policy prepared by the national security division to help enforce a new...

Govt to implement comprehensive strategy to curb mob violence

ISLAMABAD: The federal government has decided to implement a comprehensive strategy to curb violence in wake of the mob lynching of a Sri Lankan national in Sialkot. The decision to...

Omicron variant prompts government to extend travel ban to 9 more countries

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday placed travel ban on nine more countries, adding them to a list of Category C countries in order to try...

Campaign against Iqbal

Allama Iqbal is celebrated by many Pakistanis as the politician who first articulated the idea of Pakistan in all its concreteness. Others regard him as the philosopher-poet who devoted...

The troubles of Orr

It's a vicious cycle for the Pakistani masses: the government, wanting to ease the financial burden on the public, seeks a loan from the global lender, the International Monetary...

An open letter to President Erdogan

Dear President Erdogan, I send this open letter to you because it pains me to see a country like Turkey, which could have reached the pinnacle of power and influence,...

Climate change and rising interest in renewable energy

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) report, published on Wednesday, renewables will account for about 95 percent of the increase in global power-generation capacity from now to the...

Victims of Blasphemy

The ghastly murder ofa Sri Lankan man for blasphemy in Sialkot has shamed us all. The brutal killing drew widespread condemnation from government officials and human rights bodies. Religious...

The west can’t avoid the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

As winter approaches, Afghans are increasingly worried about food. Prices of essential food items are skyrocketing in Afghan cities. Most of the time the food does not match even...