Blooming change

A piching delusion By: Urwa Khurshid Every region has an air of its own, a feel which sets the pace of society. Volatility is a practice deep rooted in the Middle-Eastern part

Agreement on a roadmap

A crucial breakthrough in Doha talks It is rightly maintained that there cannot be peace in Pakistan unless there is peace in Afghanistan. The positive developments during the 7th Doha round of

Muffling dissent

Are convicts deprived of free speech automatically? In another exhibition of self-righteousness, Prime Minister Imran Khan has, with the support of the Federal Cabinet told PEMRA to ask channels to justify the

The shrinking democratic space

Parliament and media under attack Sustained attempts are afoot to dismantle the democratic system brick by brick and column by column. Despite elections having been announced in South Waziristan, the KP government

IMF programme details

Tough times ahead The IMF has released details of the $6 billion Extended Fund Facility (EFF) bailout package approved a few days ago. Many of the conditions, as they had already been

The high stakes poker

No results expected in a short while After offering fateha at her mother’s grave who had come out to confront the once all powerful Gen Musharraf, Maryam Nawaz traveled to Mandi Bahauddin

Ranjit Singh’s statue

Remembering an outstanding son of the soil The news about the erection of a life-size statue of Ranjit Singh at Lahore has been received without much controversy. Gifted to the Walled City