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To complete its tenure

PTI needs to avoid self-inflicted wounds Irrespective of its views about the successive governments, this paper has consistently supported their right to complete a five-year tenure. That each one of the last

Voting under terror

Despite bloodshed, Afghan election still stirs popular enthusiasm The ‘national unity government’ in Kabul, though really neither national, united or a government beyond the capital confines, still deserves to be lauded for

PML-N’s choices

Irrational expectations? Good that Shahbaz Sharif put to rest any lingering doubts about some distance between the Sharif brothers. Disqualified or not – especially since the Panama case has raised fresh controversy

Border tensions

Pak-Iran relations Militants holed up on the Pakistani side of the long 900km border with Iran killing and/or kidnapping Iranian border guards is hardly a new phenomenon. It has happened many times.

A dog in the manger policy

Reluctant to invest in the region, US opposes CPEC Realising the gravity of the financial crunch Pakistan is currently facing China has endorsed its decision to seek IMF support. Beijing has however

Spouse’s shock

Alleged wretched conditions of Shahbaz Sharif’s cell Sometimes the country’s chief accountability agency seemingly exhibits a marked lack of tact, correctness or basic decency, as in the case of accused senior professors,

The defeat of populism

A too early assertion of the incumbency factor Unrealistic promises made before the elections would haunt the PTI throughout its tenure. When the voters find the government moving into an altogether different

Judicial overhaul

And the CJ’s attention Finally, with just three months or so left before his retirement, the honourable chief justice has turned his attention to the matter of judicial (rather judges’) incapacity. Perhaps

IMF and the Chinese loans

And Washington’s angle, of course It was only a matter of time, really, before China’s CPEC investment became a bone of contention with Washington. And now that Islamabad had no option but

IMF and the Chinese loans

And Washington’s angle, of course It was only a matter of time, really, before China’s CPEC investment became a bone of contention with Washington. And now that Islamabad had no option but

Decline and fall

Malpractices at 135 years old Punjab University Alfred Woolmer must be turning in his grave in the ‘gora’ cemetery located on Lahore’s Jail Road. A leading Sanskrit scholar, he was also the

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