Where is Rishta Uncle?   

Where is Rishta Uncle?  

Rishta Aunty has hit urban Pakistan. She comes in her own taxi and shares the ride with those who consent to her presence. And just to show that sh ...

Holy cow

Holy cow

Poor Narenda Modi. Cows are still grabbing headlines across the border. First, Amnesty International has this weekend revisited the subject ...

Media courts   

Media courts  

  Admittedly, the ongoing Panama case is a momentous development with implications for the country. This is why it dominates the Pakist ...

US hard cash bargaining   

US hard cash bargaining  

Pakistanis have to wait and see how the fate of their Prime Minister plays out. The United States, however, is seemingly in a rather more impatient ...

Af-Pak woes   

Af-Pak woes  

The US State Department’s Country Reports on Terrorism 2016 further reinforced the idea that Pakistan and the United States have had a most c ...

 The UAE and its PR stunt   

The UAE and its PR stunt  

Globally, the media has been at the forefront of bringing an element of transparency to national and international politics. Wikileaks, Panama Leak ...

Not forgetting Mashal

Not forgetting Mashal

How soon we forget. How soon we forget the words of our own convictions. How soon we forget that never again ought to mean just that. ...

HIV security challenge

HIV security challenge

Ten years ago, the Journal of Pakistan Medical Association warned that the issue of HIV and AIDS was no longer a health issue but one of security. ...

Shrinking  media freedom   

Shrinking media freedom  

Turkey under President Erdogan is hurtling down a very dangerous path.  One year on from the failed coup — he has proven himself a man w ...

LHC more sense than PEMRA   

LHC more sense than PEMRA  

We welcome the Lahore High Court’s decision to lift the ban on broadcasting television dramas and series produced in India. The court has rig ...

‘Blackface’ no more   

‘Blackface’ no more  

Pakistani fashion has got its absolutely fabulous knickers in a bit of a twist. With parts of the industry going all out for the ‘blackface&r ...

Law enforcement challenges

Law enforcement challenges

This week began with two terrorist attacks, claiming the lives of three Frontier Corps personnel. The first attack took place in Peshawar’s H ...

K-electric tariff   

K-electric tariff  

The ruckus surrounding NEPRA’s hearing regarding the proposed changes to K-electric’s tariff highlights how political ambitions overcom ...

Rawal Lake contamination

Rawal Lake contamination

The sudden death of a large number of fish in Rawal Lake suggests the water is not fit for human consumption. The water supply from the dam has bee ...

Tackling the ISIS threat

Tackling the ISIS threat

The Pakistani military has launched a new operation to counter Islamic State (IS), which according to the DG ISPR, is gaining a presence close ...

Child slaves

Child slaves

Young Akhtar Ali, a 16-year-old domestic worker was found dead in his employer’s house in Lahore a few days ago. Ali and his younger sister h ...