Editorials articles

Naya dress code

Reversing a wrong decision is not enough An order issued by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government making it mandatory for all school-going girls in government run secondary and higher secondary educational institutions

Ghotki held hostage

Influence giving way to unchecked violence A Hindu school owner was accused by one of his students of committing blasphemy in Ghotki, Sindh resulting in a complete shut down as a violent

Staying off the blacklist

Just Indian machinations? Prime Minister Imran Khan has apparently absolved Pakistan of ever having done anything to avoid the wrath of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) by saying that it was

End of ‘A’ class

The government goes after the opposition A proposed end to ‘A’ class jails was unveiled with much fanfare, with the combined weight of the PM’s Information and Broadcasting Adviser Dr Firdous Ashiq

Botching it in Punjab

Has PTI no competent leader to manage the province? On Friday, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar accepted the resignation of his spokesperson Shehbaz Gill. Several explanations were subsequently hazarded for the official being

Uninterested in CPEC

Can the government make good on its commitments? After about a gap of 10 months the 58th Progress Review Meeting between Pakistan and China for CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) was held, the

Sitting on refunds

The autodealers’ demands show industry collapsing That the government has long used delays in paying industry tax refunds to artificially (and deceptively) beef up tax collection figures was acknowledged by the International

The wrong solution

Karachi’s woes don’t need new problems Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem’s loud thinking about the use of Article 149 (4) of the Constitution, for the federal government to take over Karachi has

From Jinnah to Imran Khan 

Mark the difference Prime Minister Imran Khan has praised the Father of the Nation, Quaid-i-Azam Mohamad Ali Jinnah, as a role model several times before and after coming to power. More recently,Mr

Improving the police’s image

Banning smartphones won’t change thana culture Of all the admissions of defeat, of all the most forlorn acknowledgements that police brutality cannot be controlled, nothing can go beyond IGP Arif Nawaz Khan’s

Pakistani media in chains

A mark of dishonour for government In Washington, PM Imran Khan dismissed concerns about media freedom in Pakistan saying it was freer than the media in Britain. The PM can deceive his

Polio on the rise

A disproportionately high number in KP Two new cases of polio have been confirmed, one from Sindh and the other from KP taking the total to 62 this year. This is higher

Peace deal cancelled

And where it leaves Pakistan US President Donald Trump has cancelled his meeting at Camp David on Sunday with Taliban representatives about to make a deal that would have allowed the withdrawal