KARACHI: The Sindh government on Friday decided to impose an immediate lockdown till August 8 as the province continues to battle the dangerous surge in Covid-19 infections. The lockdown goes into effect to on Saturday...

Peace in Afghanistan is Pakistan’s earnest desire: Gen Bajwa

RAWALPINDI: A15-member Afghan media delegation visited GHQ and met General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS). Speaking on the occasion, the COAS said media can act as a...

Pak, US NSAs meet, agree to sustain ‘momentum’ in bilateral cooperation

WASHINGTON: National Security Advisers of Pakistan and the United States have agreed to "sustain the momentum in Pak-US cooperation" at their follow-up meeting in Washington on Thursday during which...

PM’s aide Dr Ishrat Hussain calls it a day

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Institutional Reforms and Austerity Dr Ishrat Hussain has requested Prime Minister Imran khan to relieve him from...

The sanctity of the pen

AT PENPOINT Arif Nizami is being rightly mourned as an upholder of press freedom, among the many other qualities he had. However, I remember vividly a Hamid Nizami Day function,...

Climate change promises

This year Earth Day was celebrated with a focus on mitigating emissions of hydrocarbon gases and making climate change a global priority. On April 22, world leaders from 40...

Understanding child abuse

There will be hardly any bigger threat than the insecurity of future generations. The menace of child abuse has engulfed the country and has left the parents severely distraught....

Bogus ACRs

Finally, the Prime Minister has focused on the importance and sanctity of Annual Confidential Reports (ACRs) of the civil servants. For the last many years this activity has been...

Economic achievements

The national economy had been facing a volatile pattern of growth over the years, with regular boom and bust cycles facing challenges in achieving long-term and inclusive growth. Unsustainable economic...

How to stop harassment at the workplace

Unacceptable behaviour, or inappropriate behaviour that can make any person uncomfortable, afraid or embarrassed, is known as harassment. It includes spoken harassment, sexual abuse, verbal harassment, sending inappropriate pictures...