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A positive U-turn needed

To complete tenure PM Imran Khan deserved the two day rest at Banigala to recover from recent shocks. One was caused by Maulana Fazlur Rehman’s Azadi March and the attitude of the

Forgetting Altaf Hussain

Such creations always become liabilities  Head of MQM-Pakistan Altaf Hussain has always been reckless and unpredictable with his words. Apart from inciting violence, issuing death threats to rivals and giving kill orders

Things falling apart?

Nawaz’s exit revealed cracks in the coalition The most prominent dissenter from Prime Minister Imran Khan’s hardline policy on sending ex-PM Nawaz Sharif abroad was PML-Q chief Ch Shujat Hussain. The cracks

Paedophile patronised

Why did the KP government employ him? That Sohail Ayaz was deported to Pakistan from the UK without anyone telling the Pakistani authorities of why he was deported is bad enough, but

Intolerance across the spectrum

Political and otherwise Yesterday was the international day of tolerance that is observed by UN members annually. Pakistan, being a member, does the same but if one were to take a look

Facebook friendship

A new means of censorship The PTI may well pride itself on being Net-savvy, but that its members’ penchant for use of social media platforms, should not have translated into so many

HEC in trouble

Is the government being penny-wise pound-foolish? The government has slashed the budget of the Higher Education Commission by half, granting it only Rs 59 billion against a demand of Rs 103.5 billion,

JUI-F’s Plan B

As questionable as its sit-in After 13 days of its sit-in in Islamabad, the JUI-F has concluded that it is not possible for a political party to overthrow a sitting government through

The advisers are coming!

A vote of no-confidence in ministers? The proposal to use technical advisers from the private sector in ministries above the secretary but below the ministers is supposed to be because the PTI

Delay can be harmful

Former PM needs urgent treatment abroad Last month, acknowledging the medical condition of former PM Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister Imran Khan said his sincere prayers were with the ailing politician. Later statements

Vegetables too are now a luxury

Of the many problems facing Pakistan at the moment, ranging from political instability to national security and foreign policy concerns, the state of the economy and the corrective measures being undertaken to

Soaring food prices

Vegetable too are now a luxury Of the many problems facing Pakistan at the moment, ranging from political instability to national security/foreign policy concerns, the state of the economy and the corrective

Kartarpur Corridor

Amidst headwinds of intolerance Two important events took place on Saturday. The first was the opening of the Kartarpur corridor, thus allowing Indian Sikhs for the first time in 72 years to

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