Editorials

JUI-F’s Plan B

As questionable as its sit-in After 13 days of its sit-in in Islamabad, the JUI-F has concluded that it is not possible for a political party to overthrow a sitting government through

The advisers are coming!

A vote of no-confidence in ministers? The proposal to use technical advisers from the private sector in ministries above the secretary but below the ministers is supposed to be because the PTI

Delay can be harmful

Former PM needs urgent treatment abroad Last month, acknowledging the medical condition of former PM Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister Imran Khan said his sincere prayers were with the ailing politician. Later statements

Vegetables too are now a luxury

Of the many problems facing Pakistan at the moment, ranging from political instability to national security and foreign policy concerns, the state of the economy and the corrective measures being undertaken to

Soaring food prices

Vegetable too are now a luxury Of the many problems facing Pakistan at the moment, ranging from political instability to national security/foreign policy concerns, the state of the economy and the corrective

Kartarpur Corridor

Amidst headwinds of intolerance Two important events took place on Saturday. The first was the opening of the Kartarpur corridor, thus allowing Indian Sikhs for the first time in 72 years to

Accountability, NAB-style

Questionable techniques leading to bad results The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has never enjoyed a good reputation. Constituted by Pervez Musharraf, it was widely perceived to be a tool for keeping politicians

PTI and the system

Flexibility is the essence of democracy The government pretended that it was trying to reach a deal with the Azadi March organisers supported by the opposition who have been protesting in Islamabad

FATF future

IMF mission also not unhappy about revenue Federal Economic Affairs Minister Hammad Azhar has described a Financial Action Task Force (FATF) future which does not bode well for the country, and which

The army and politics

Perception can sometimes become reality Addressing the JUI-F’s Islamabad sit-in, Maulana Fazlur Rehman complained of interference from above in every election in the past, including the one in 2018. He called on

Smog covers Lahore

The government must do more than close schools The Punjab government was panicked into closing schools on Thursday by increasing smog and predictions of worsening air quality. Rain in the early hours

Not as rosy

The economy still has a long way to go Federal Economic Affairs Minister Hammad Azhar cannot really be faulted for taking an optimistic view of economic developments, for that is why he

When in a hole, stop digging

The government, opposition talks One of the positive outcomes of the Azadi March is the initiation of a serious dialogue between the government and the opposition. The government seems to have realized

A waypoint in Azadi March

From showdown to sustained pressure The Azadi March has shaken an arrogant government to the core. The sit-in that followed has given it another jolt. However, any further continuation of the sit-in

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