Controversy on electronic voting

PM Imran Khan has a new bee in his bonnet. Without realizing the peculiar social conditions in Pakistan like a weak democratic...

South Asian health crisis

There seems to be no end in sight to the ongoing lethal wave of the coronavirus that has hit South Asia. A...

Shehbaz Sharif’s travel

The refusal of the FIA to let PML(N) President Shahbaz Sharif to leave the country because it had not yet taken his...

Jerusalem outrage

The outrage caused by the attack on worshippers, including women and children, in Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest mosque in Islam, was...

PM Khan’s Saudi Arabia visit

Material needs have once again brought together the temporarily estranged allies. PM Imran Khan was warmly received by Saudi crown prince MBS...

Economic roadmap

Despite its many promises, the PTI, much before covid-19 hit, failed spectacularly at delivering an economy running on all cylinders, growing at...

Holding others responsible for own failures

Prime Minister Imran Khan has an extra-large team of ministers, advisors and special assistants who look after different departments. The PM is...

The Great Eid Lockdown

The shopkeepers of Punjab have announced that they will defy the lockdown imposed by the government, and will open their shops to...

A costly lockdown

Finally, the PTI government has decided to do what had been an anathema to it for long. The NCOC is going to...

Khushab by-election

The PML(N) victory in the Khushab by-election for the provincial constituency could have been predicted, for not only did the party win...

In the midst of a reset of relations

The deterioration in relations started in August last year with the less than politic choice of words by FM Qureshi asking Saudi...

NA 249 rhetoric

The rhetoric that has emanated from both the PPP and the PML(N) seems a throwback to the 1990s, when the two went...

Shaukat Tarin and IMF

The way Dr Hafeez Sheikh was pursuing the IMF ‘s stabilisation programme had led to grim forebodings: a subdued economic growth rate...

Pushing for electoral reform

There is no denying the fact that Pakistan’s electoral system is in dire need of an overhaul to address long-standing inefficiencies and...

UNESCO’s year of journalism

May 3rd is celebrated by UNESCO every year as a reminder to governments of the need to respect their commitment to press...