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Jilted, forgotten jailbirds

Neglected Pakistani inmates abroad Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi during Thursday’s Senate hearing offered specific statistics about convicted compatriots who are currently involuntary guests of the prison services of India and some


Road ahead Prime Minister Imran Khan has made just the kind of start with the military – appreciating efforts, promising resources – that was needed under the circumstances. The war on terror

Fuelling inflation

For the poor, especially After back-to-back increases in petrol and electricity prices, the sudden hike in LPG prices – by nearly 100pc in some parts – risks crippling the lower and middle

Poison of police politicisation

Pakpattan DPO’s removal rerun of earlier incidents It is widely accepted that the country’s bureaucracy in general and police in particular are politicised to such an impossible extent that basic service laws

Opposition’s missteps

Divided they stand as a result The division started with the failure to choose a joint opposition candidate for the prime minister’s slot. Propriety required that Shahbaz Sharif who was PML-N’s candidate

Repeating a costly mistake?

PM’s retention of interior ministry to divide focus Imran Khan has begun his innings as the country’s chief executive with a glut of unenviable problems that from the outset prevent an exclusive

PIA example

Political appointments News reports that the Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) has recommended the immediate sacking of PIA chief executive officer Musharraf Rasool Cyan, calling his appointment an “irregular favour,” should set

Austerity measures

Icing on the otherwise inedible cake Prime minister Imran Khan has kept his word in implementing a top-down austerity drive to reduce public expenditure. After moving to a smaller residence within the

Unjust to the innocent

Character assassins and whistleblowers inside NAB While a premier anti-graft body like National Accountability Bureau is compelled to constantly upgrade and enhance the technical knowledge, professional skills and performance of its employees