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Britain’s proxy wars

Britain’s proxy wars

28-May-17

Britain’s Jeremy Corbyn is right about many things. Most of all about the role of the country’s foreign policy and increased terrorist ...

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US needs to clarify Afghan policy

US needs to clarify Afghan policy

28-May-17

A fresh wave of violence has gripped Afghanistan following the announcement of “spring offensive” by the Taliban. The recent of these a ...

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Farmers’  woes

Farmers’ woes

28-May-17

The farmers strengthen the economy, but they are not facilitated, said opposition leader Khursheed Shah who was present at the protest site at D Ch ...

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Economic survey 2016-17   

Economic survey 2016-17  

27-May-17

The first economic survey post-IMF bailout package paints a mixed picture. Not much has changed in terms of economic targets, as most of them have ...

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Trump’s audacity

Trump’s audacity

27-May-17

Trump is an audacious man. In the run-up to the elections, he was ranting and raving that the Saudis ought really to do the decent thing and give t ...

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Parental gadget addiction

Parental gadget addiction

27-May-17

Children can surely be a hand full for parents. Thus

de-stressing from juggling routine chores, helping offspring with school activities and ...

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Rescuing Pak-US relations   

Rescuing Pak-US relations  

26-May-17

In an attempt to slash foreign aid, the Trump administration in its maiden budget has proposed converting a portion of US foreign military grants i ...

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Is NATO redundant?   

Is NATO redundant?  

26-May-17

Poor Donald Trump. Back from his whirlwind Middle East tour — to escape rumours about how deep his closeness to a certain world leader runs & ...

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Dysfunctional justice   

Dysfunctional justice  

26-May-17

The case of Khadija Siddiqui is a stark reminder of Pakistan’s dysfunctional justice system that seeks to disempower the ordinary citizen, wh ...

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Britain needs to get honest on terror

Britain needs to get honest on terror

25-May-17

It’s going to be a tough couple of weeks for Britain’s Theresa May. With general elections scheduled for the beginning of next month &m ...

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Looming nuclear war?

Looming nuclear war?

25-May-17

As if India and Pakistan were short of potential wars, the two sides have been busy fighting a miniscule battle over the Line of Control and the Wo ...

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Dear minister: get a Twitter account

Dear minister: get a Twitter account

25-May-17

It appears as if the social media all of a sudden has emerged as the biggest problem for Pakistan. From the Army chief mentioning it at a conferenc ...

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Shameful retreat on FATA

Shameful retreat on FATA

24-May-17

While the country has been gripped by the Panama case, Dawn Leaks and spy-wars with India, a momentous opportunity to uplift the federally administ ...

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PM’s summit snub   

PM’s summit snub  

24-May-17

Much has been said about Pakistan’s participation in the Islamic Military Alliance and its former Army Chief heading the latter. Our Prime mi ...

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Another budget, another deficit   

Another budget, another deficit  

24-May-17

Members of the Pakistan’s Finance Ministry are all set to knock their heads together in what seems to be another failure in balancing the gov ...

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What principled realism?

What principled realism?

23-May-17

Donald Trump has had a most excellent adventure in Riyadh. Not only has he fleeced his Saudi hosts — he used his widely anticipated speech on ...

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Media under FIA fire

Media under FIA fire

23-May-17

Pakistan’s media is fighting for its life. And it is doing so on several fronts. In recent years it had to worry about militant bad boys taki ...

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Electoral patriarchy

Electoral patriarchy

23-May-17

The Shangla district (KP) by-polls and the illegally imposed prohibition — under the false banners of “tradition and norm” &mdash ...

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War industry wins

War industry wins

22-May-17

Donald Trump is a man known for his love of big boy weapons. Yet the unquiet American showed over the weekend that he is, in fact, the caring and s ...

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Minority census

Minority census

22-May-17

Pakistanis are standing up and being counted. And since this is a country where everything runs according to Pakistan Standard Time — the goo ...

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