Lawyers on the rampage

From rule of law, back to the law of the jungle In civilised societies disputes are settled and perceived injustices to individuals or communities undone not by resort to force but through

FDI fall

Who’s responsible? That October saw FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) fall 55pc year-on-year ought to rattle some nerves in Islamabad. This, no matter what PTI stalwarts say, is not because of anything the

NAB on trial

More professionalism, please! It’s one thing for leading newspaper editorials to question NAB’s (National Accountability Bureau) neutrality in the so-called anti-corruption drive that is all the rage at the moment. It’s quite

Not Trump’s throne

But his world! On Nov 2, US President Donald Trump tweeted an image of himself captioned ‘Sanctions Army Coming November 5’ in an obvious, and outlandish, use of Game of Thrones imagery

Salman Farrukh

Handling suicides

We lack the capacity to deal with emotional problems The emergence of ‘suicide’ bombing as a war tactic used by non-state actors, especially after 9/11, has perhaps attached even more notorious connotations

Iqra Javed

Terror and trauma

Let’s get real and deal with it A year back, I travelled for the first time to Swat, also known as heaven on earth, for my research project about the status of

In limbo

From jail to protective custody The Supreme Court acquitted Aasia Bibi ordering her immediate release if there were no other charges against her, and there were none. But she still remains in

Wriggling out of economic quagmire

Immediate financial crisis averted, but future still uncertain The PTI government’s eagerly awaited 100 days honeymoon period since assuming office is ending shortly, and the pundits are probably sharpening their critical faculties

Omer Javed

PM Housing Scheme

Risks and opportunities – I PTI in its manifesto for the General Elections 2018, highlighted that it will take upon itself, and which it has, after coming into power to initiate the

Karachi press woes

Twin incidents against journalists cause protests Amid the continuing narrative of increased constraints being imposed upon local media by ‘guardians’, both governmental and ghostly, a couple of disturbing incidents last week in

Shah Nawaz Mohal

World of wounds

How to live, laugh, languish and die in scattered, simmering world of today Wounds are strange creatures. When they heal, they leave marks. When they don’t, they kill. Either way, they remain.