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Looming water crisis

More than charity will be required With only 30 days of average water storage capacity Pakistan in on the brink of a water crisis. What organizations like the IMF and UNDP have

Slow on the uptake

Imran Khan gets on-the-job training While he was in the opposition Imran Khan had little time to prepare himself for the office he was seeking. He is now getting tutorials. The last

Reprehensible back-tracking

Credibility, image, merit go up in smoke …And the only buoyed up ‘winner’ in the PTI’s abrupt about-face in first laudably appointing and then abruptly removing an internationally renowned economist who just

Remembering the martyrs

The need to resolve conflicts peacefully The nation commemorated the 53rd Defence Day on Thursday paying richly deserved tributes to those who died defending the country’s borders, particularly those who laid down

PM’s style of governance

Efficient but centralised The new government’s charged cabinet sessions are a welcome break from the past. Wednesday’s cabinet meeting, for example, put the final touches in its drive to bring back looted

Pakistan’s minorities

PTI’s bold position PTI’s robust defence of Dr Atif Mian – who has been appointed to the prime minister’s Economic Advisory Council (EAC) – is welcome and sends the right message to

Pak-US talks

The need to improve relations Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and CJCSC General Joseph F. Dunford are arriving at a time when Pak-US relations are in a tailspin, with fears being expressed

Graveyard of games?

Funereal silence on Pakistan sports scene The 18th Asian Games held in Indonesia recently, participated by 11,000 athletes from 45 countries, was essentially a celebration of youthful physical prowess and sporting skills,

Getting down to the nitty-gritty

Moving towards empowered Local Bodies edifice Article 140 A of Constitution of Pakistan unequivocally states, ‘each province shall, by law, establish a local government system and devolve political, administrative, and financial responsibility

Pak-US tensions

Ahead of Pompeo’s visit Pak-US relations, most likely, face a historic reset moment as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo comes to meet the new government in Islamabad. One after the other US

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