Author Archives: Editorial

Lawyers on the rampage

From rule of law, back to the law of the jungle In civilised societies disputes are settled and perceived injustices to individuals or communities undone not by resort to force but through

FDI fall

Who’s responsible? That October saw FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) fall 55pc year-on-year ought to rattle some nerves in Islamabad. This, no matter what PTI stalwarts say, is not because of anything the

NAB on trial

More professionalism, please! It’s one thing for leading newspaper editorials to question NAB’s (National Accountability Bureau) neutrality in the so-called anti-corruption drive that is all the rage at the moment. It’s quite

In limbo

From jail to protective custody The Supreme Court acquitted Aasia Bibi ordering her immediate release if there were no other charges against her, and there were none. But she still remains in

Wriggling out of economic quagmire

Immediate financial crisis averted, but future still uncertain The PTI government’s eagerly awaited 100 days honeymoon period since assuming office is ending shortly, and the pundits are probably sharpening their critical faculties

Karachi press woes

Twin incidents against journalists cause protests Amid the continuing narrative of increased constraints being imposed upon local media by ‘guardians’, both governmental and ghostly, a couple of disturbing incidents last week in

The PM’s remarks

Divorced from reality? Nobody can argue with the merits of a comprehensive poverty alleviation program, especially if the Chinese model can be duplicated and millions of people’s lives can be impacted for

Moscow’s Great Game

What Afghans want The Russians mediating to put an end to a long American misadventure in Afghanistan would have elicited a chuckle from the most serious quarters had it not been for

NAB’s examination score

A-Grade for character assassination, F for collecting evidence   Keeping in view the performance of NAB and FIA one is forced to conclude that the accountability bodies in this country are partial,

TLP’s growing prominence

A serious issue that cannot be buried After the landmark judgment acquitting Aasia Bibi of all charges TLP’s leaders Khadim Rizvi and Pir Afzal Qadri made some unprecedented statements inciting violence by

Business of the House

PTI style One of the many promises Imran Khan made right through his 22-year struggle was, upon winning the election, making the House run more on the lines of western democracies. Sure,

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