Author Archives: Editorial

Another bailout

What about IMF? Any foreign exchange inflow at the moment is no doubt a godsend for Pakistan, but the finance minister needs to be careful about ‘translating’ the UAE bailout – another

Moving ahead

Sensible U-turns? Gladly the government did not drag the matter of forming committee chairmen in the House as long as the business about the PAC (Public Accounts Committee) head. Instead of letting

Making CPEC controversial

Not enough homework  Surely Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan Alyani’s decision to opt out of the 8th meeting of the Joint Coordination Committee in China, over reservations about CPEC, is going

Pace of Afghan peace quickens

Breakthrough in UAE multilateral talks essential In the past, during the course of numerous false starts (as it turned out) for bringing peace and reconciliation to Afghanistan, the viewpoints of various stakeholders

Zardari’s tirade

And issues to ponder on On the first day, a broadside, stopping short of  the extreme that Zardari had gone to in June 2015. The second day, a  toned down  version, though  without any change in

‘Eternal spirit of the chainless mind’

Liberty: Kashmiri people’s inevitable destiny Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Libya, Palestine and Indian-occupied Kashmir are painful reminders of weakness and divisiveness plaguing the entire Muslim world. They reflect leadership ineptness, which greatly facilitates

The economy again

Problems all around Fitch Ratings could have picked a better moment, from PTI’s point of view at least, for downgrading Pakistan’s long term debt rating. After all the trauma that the market

Gas shortage in Sindh

A crisis created by federal government’s own negligence   The PTI government is facing the first major crisis of its tenure. The  ongoing gas shortages throughout  Sind have caused widespread disturbance in

Positive U-turn?

Business of legislation For once one of Imran Khan’s U-turns has resonated so well with the opposition that Shahbaz Sharif, at least, is suddenly all praise about the government’s seriousness about getting