Author Archives: Editorial

Covid-19 treatment

How will the common man foot the bill?  Various kinds of Covid-19 therapies are currently at the trial stage all over the world. Roche’s anti-inflammatory drug Actemra is one which is already

Resurrection or dereliction?

Turkish teledrama may do more harm than good The Turkish teledrama Ertugrul: Resurrection is being telecast by PTV, after being dubbed in Urdu, on the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan. This

War plans look good on paper

Until you meet the enemy From an earlier state of euphoria, SAPM Zafar Mirza has veered into panic mode. Instead of continuing his crusade against the lockdowners, Dr Mirza threatens to impose

Air crash investigations

Prematurely blaming the pilot seems like trying to save others Instead of investigating the Karachi air tragedy with a view to fixing responsibility, and perhaps equally important, fixing on measures to prevent

Resolve disputes through talks

Or the region will remain a powder keg There are growing concerns among India’s neighbours about itd Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s violation of international agreements and aggressive stance in the region. Despite

Violence in North Waziristan

Latest wave has to be nipped in the bud The recent uptick in violence in North Waziristan has once again brought into question the stability and future of the war-torn tribal area.

Following procedure

And respecting the law One of the most common features of past and present civilian governments is a propensity to undermine or overlook protocol, procedure and the legality of important and sensitive

Karachi air tragedy

A lot of question need to be answered There were a number of notes struck by the Karachi air tragedy, all of them discordant and painful. The 99 passengers and eight crew

To help PTI’s spin masters

Sugar Enquiry Commission’s scope expanded The retail price of sugar in the market from December 2018 to February 2020 had increased by Rs 24 per kilogram. The sugar mills owners pocketed more

Plea for debt relief

Need to cut one’s coat according to one’s cloth While tele-addressing the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Covid Action Platform, Prime Minister Imran Khan made out a strong case for debt relief for

Trying hard, to the last

Ms Wells makes a last attempt Outgoing US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia Alice Wells sprang no surprises in a farewell news briefing on Wednesday, but some of the points

Accountability in a pandemic

While the world fights for its life, the government guns for the opposition At one level, it does not make sense. Faced with perhaps the greatest challenge of the country’s existence, in

Terrorism on the rise  

 Fresh wave should be dealt with swiftly A fresh wave of terrorism has hit the country that has primarily targeted security forces. The latest of these attacks has claimed the lives of