Better visit Hunza before it’s all gone

The area of Karimabad in Hunza Valley is becoming the ‘New Murree’. About 685km from Islamabad and two-and-a-half hours from Gilgit airport,...

Ugly structures

Sharing an incident that happened last month. On the night of Oct 1, a truck came to the area from which bricks...

Mugged twice

We have often heard of people getting robbed of their belongings during mugging incidents, including driving licences and CNICs. After reporting the...

Hospital blues

Recently, I had the misfortune of making a number of visits to a leading private-sector hospital in Islamabad, and found it to...

Fight against polio

The discovery of Type-1 Wild Poliovirus (WPV1) in 32 environmental samples taken this year raises some critical questions. Of the total, 22...

Fight against polio

The discovery of Type-1 Wild Poliovirus (WPV1) in 32 environmental samples taken this year raises some critical questions. Of the total, 22...

Education: A tool for political revival

Education is the heart and soul of Pakistan, if the state wishes to reap the benefits of a burgeoning economy, and population,...

Thinking rationally to beat polarisation

We are experiencing challenging times. However, there has probably never been as much societal division as there is now in our midst....

Lab exploitation

My younger sister was recently suffering from fever and was taken to the local government hospital where doctors prescribed some tests. The...

Cash-dry ATMs

The automated teller machines (ATMs) of most banks remain cash-dry during the initial days of the month, every month, when it is...

Character certificates

The system behind the character certificate verification done by the Police Khidmat Markaz (PKM) needs a slight but critical improvement. When a...

Lab exploitation

My younger sister was recently suffering from fever and was taken to the local government hospital where doctors prescribed some tests. The...

Hospital blues

Recently, I had the misfortune of making a number of visits to a leading private-sector hospital in Islamabad, and found it to...

World Cup and the seriously pathetic state of football in Pakistan

With the World Cup all set to start off in Qatar later today, with 32 top squads in contention, we in Pakistan...

Car parking mafia is active illegally

The Sindh High Court (SHC) had earlier this year ordered the relevant authorities to take action against the illegal parking mafia that...