Editorials articles

Striking a conciliatory note

Shahbaz tries to build bridges PML(N) President Shehbaz Sharif has said that reconciliation is the only way forward, and that during his address to last Sunday’s All-Parties Conference, PML(N) supremo and former

Banning Tiktok

Wrong solution for a serious problem Federal Information Minister Shibli Faraz disclosed that Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering banning TikTok, the popular video streaming social media platform, because it is spreading

Mismanaging a crucial issue

The curious working of the hybrid system Prime Minister Imran Khan is unwilling to talk to the opposition, notwithstanding the negative consequences of the attitude for the country. Consequently the COAS and

Delayed closure

APS commission report highlights security lapses It has taken almost two years for the Judicial Commission Report on the APS (Army Public School) Peshawar massacre to be made public and it took

Bringing back looted wealth

Rhetoric without performance Failure to control the outflow of black money adds to developing countries’ poverty. The world is presently losing $1.5 trillion in illicit financial flows each year. The governments have

Prices keep rising

The latest power tariff hike merely adds to the common man’s burden The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has notified a quarterly tariff adjustment of Rs 1.62 per unit, which will

Bad report

PTI falls down on tax reform The recent report by the Pakistan Research Institute of the Market Economy (PRIME) does not gush at the PTI government’s economic management, and has pinpointed its

How to remain above controversy?

Strictly follow the Constitution On Monday there were media reports about a dozen opposition figures having held a meeting with the COAS where the DG ISI was also present. The politicians had

Looming energy crisis

Cold winter ahead as gas shortages imminent Warnings from both the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) and Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) about confirmed gas shortages for Punjab and Sindh respectively,

Pakistan Democratic Movement

From Parliament to streets The formation of the Pakistan Democratic Movement on Sunday could turn out to be a watershed event in the country’s politics. The PML-N and PPP wanted the PTI

Rape cases on the rise

Culprits evade the law or are set free It has been eleven days since the horrific motorway rape case took place and the key suspect in the case, Abid Ali, still remains

Rethinking the reopening

There should be no re-judgement Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood seemed to be painting himself into a corner when he tweeted on Saturday that the schedule for re-opening schools would be maintained.

Paying the piper

PTI government’s failure to reform tax structure shown The most important feature of the recent disclosure by the Federal Board of Revenue of the taxes paid by the members of the two

Options for the opposition

Desperation mustn’t lead opposition to lose its head Never except under Martial Law have so many opposition leaders been in jail or faced trials in malleable accountability courts. Even under the Martial