Author Archives: Editorial

Gilgit-Baltistan elections

A reflection of national politics Though the polling for the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly, where 334 candidates are contesting for the 24 general seats, was marred by power breakdowns and hampered by snowfall,

Reaction to rape

The Kashmore case sows the need for careful policing The story of the Kashmore rape case has shocked everyone, not least because it involved an assault on a mother-daughter pair. The killing


The Indian dilemma

Insurgency fails to end despite barbarities Relations between India and Pakistan have fast headed south under the Hindu nationalist regime of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. One of the indications is the rise

PML-N’s bombshell

But is the PDM on board? PML(N) Vice President Maryam Nawaz’s interview with the BBC must have had a demoralising impact on the PTI. All the more so as it has come

Off track with the IMF

A failure to get the IMF programme revived would cost heavily The government seems to have painted itself into a corner with the IMF, to the extent that the existing $6 billion

Floating a Eurobond

A last-ditch effort to stay afloat? The government, though it is not out of the FATF woods yet, seems confident enough about its financial future to be contemplating the issue of a

Who is minding CPEC?

A cavalier attitude to a most vital project In August last year, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that his government was forming a ‘China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority’ (CPECA) to ensure timely completion

Karachi incident report

Action welcome, but report has significant gaps That an Army court of enquiry has completed the investigation into the alleged kidnapping of the IGP Sindh to register an FIR against ousted PM

Gutter politics

Gandapur’s statement reveals PTI mindset As all major national political parties continue campaigning for the upcoming Gilgit-Baltistan elections, the rhetoric coming out of the PTI camp, headed by Kashmir and Northern Areas

Second wave of the pandemic

Planners playing whack-a-mole In the last week of October, the country was warned by Special Advisor to Prime Minister on health Dr Faisal Sultan that a second coronavirus wave had appeared in

Press freedom under the PTI

Censorship, intimidation and arrests Yesterday, after a detention of eight months, Editor Jung/Geo group Mir Shakeel-ur-Rehman was released on bail by the Supreme Court following a rejection of his plea by the