Author Archives: Editorial

SBP’s stable outlook

Covid-19 still poses downside risks Although inflation has remained on the higher side, the State Bank Of Pakistan (SBP) has kept the key policy rate unchanged at 7 percent with the expectation

PDM’s last two rallies

Peace needs to be maintained as before Hypocrisy continues to be the hallmark of the PTI when it comes to condemning opposition’s rallies. PM Imran Khan, who is expected to act more

Closing schools again

A costly but necessary decision It was all but inevitable that the government would have to shut down schools across the country yet again amid the rising positivity rate of the second

Broadening the tax base

The IMF’s attention is again on the FBR The failure of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to meet the revenue collection targets set for it have caused the government to have

Covid-19 second wave

Government must look at all measures The government seemed to be treating the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic as an excuse to stop rallies by its political opponents, even though their

Peshawar rally

Govt and opposition should both display maturity The PTI government has accused the opposition alliance of hypocrisy and playing reckless politics with people’s safety because its components who criticised PM Imran Khan

CPEC blues

Phase 2 needs more attention if it is to get anywhere The Planning Minister and the Chinese Ambassador vowed to make the second phase of CPEC a success in their recent meeting.

Imran Khan in Kabul

Evaluating the visit Afghan President Ashraf Ghani rolled out the red carpet for Prime Minister Imran Khan on his first visit to Kabul. The visit took place in response to the Afghan

State Bank report

 IMF visit will force tough choices The problem with the State Bank of Pakistan’s latest report is that the rosy picture it paints of the future of the economy is not just

Electoral reforms

The Prime Minister should be result-oriented Prime Minister Imran Khan wants to bring about electoral reforms so that elections of the Senate are not by secret ballot, but by show of hands,

Abandoning Afghanistan

President Trump’s urge to tear down may ruin the region US President Donald Trump is expected to issue a formal order for the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan and Iraq, to

Following Quaid-i-Azam’s vision

One can’t simply pick and choose ideals Prime Minister Imran Khan has been quoted by a Middle Eastern Publication saying that Pakistan has been under immense pressure from the West to recognize

Extremism remains unbridled

TLP on warpath again Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, which had gone into hibernation after getting a bloody nose in 2018, is back into action once again. After leading a big rally in Karachi, it

No surprises

Familiar trends hold in GB election After months of fierce campaigning, the Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) elections have ended without any major surprises. Of the 24 general seats, the PTI and independent candidates have