Another great escape

Credit must be given to the present government for the $4.2 billion package it has secured from Saudi Arabia, comprising a cash...

Covid-19 retreats

Asad Umar yesterday confirmed Pakistan's Covid positivity ratio was at its lowest ever, signaling the end of the country’s fourth wave of...

A lesson from Alyani’s fall and TLP’s protests

The house of cards built in Balochistan has collapsed. Despite attempts by several federal emissaries and others, the Chief Minister has fallen...

Ties with Bangladesh

Pakistan in the past has not enjoyed good bilateral relations with Bangladesh owing to a history marked by war that both countries...

Dealing with an aberrant soul-mate

The Interior Minister has given a clean chit to the TLP. He conceded that the government had done nothing positive in the...

Breaking the curse

It was surreal to be rooting for Pakistan in a high-intensity World Cup match, that too against arch rivals India, and not...

Polio down

Pakistan has reason to celebrate, what with only one case of polio being recorded this year, as was noted with some satisfaction...

Tilting at windmills

Even though Prime Minister Imran Khan is exercised about obscenity, to the extent that the recent Cabinet meeting was devoted to the...

Ali Azmat’s rant

Onetime Junoon lead singer Ali Azmat tried to make everyone sympathize with how tough a childhood he had by saying that his...

TLP protests

The Tehrik Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) is once more on the streets, protesting not against some fresh blasphemy against the Holy Prophet (Peace...

IMF talks

While the negotiations with the International Monetary Fund are not over, the departure of PM’s Finance Adviser Shaukat Tarin, not just from...

Governments build bridges when facing crisis

It’s time the Prime Minister and his close circle come out of their echo chamber. Despite prices being on a steady rise,...

Taliban not in control

The suicide blast in a Kandahar Shia mosque which killed at least 41 congregants at the Friday prayers has not had anyone...

Imran Khan and the ‘dead elephant’

The Interior Minister has called PDM a “dead elephant”. On Tuesday the PDM chief announced the beginning of countrywide protests against the...

Some reprieve in otherwise testing times

Pakistan reported its lowest daily number of new Covid-19 cases since October 2020 yesterday, signalling the settling down of the country’s fourth...