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Civilian failure

Civilian failure

26-Apr-17

 

Although the Pakistan Army has made it clear that it will play its due role through its members in the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) ...

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Not another lawyers’ movement please   

Not another lawyers’ movement please  

26-Apr-17

The Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA)’s attempt to muster support for its demand for the Prime Minister’s resignation has recei ...

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France — not out of the woods yet   

France — not out of the woods yet  

26-Apr-17

In many ways, Marine Le Pen is her father’s daughter. In as much as she is endeavouring to steer France to the far right of centrist politics ...

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Remembering Sabeen Mahmud   

Remembering Sabeen Mahmud  

25-Apr-17

Yesterday marked the second death anniversary of rights activist and blogger Sabeen Mahmud, who was brutally taken from our midst on April 24th, 20 ...

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Prioritising healthcare   

Prioritising healthcare  

25-Apr-17

Although the administration in Punjab has taken steps to improve the health facilities in the province, the overall situation remains dismal with c ...

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Municipal mess in Bani Gala   

Municipal mess in Bani Gala  

25-Apr-17

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has been moved by none other than the chief of a mainstream political party, Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Ins ...

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Panama verdict & media

Panama verdict & media

24-Apr-17

The media in the developing countries and transitional societies often behave in ways where concerns for law and ethics are easily bypassed for pet ...

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Thinking beyond right-wing narratives

Thinking beyond right-wing narratives

24-Apr-17

Right-wing political parties like Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have always capitalised on tense India-Pakistan relations to further their agend ...

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Rangers in  Sindh

Rangers in Sindh

24-Apr-17

The tussle between the federal and Sindh governments ended this weekend when the latter conceded and agreed to extend the powers of the Rangers in ...

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We stand with Turkish journalists

We stand with Turkish journalists

23-Apr-17

The future of journalism is at stake in Turkey. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) places the country at 151 on its world press freedom index for 2016 ...

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Unregulated commercial activities

Unregulated commercial activities

23-Apr-17

Forty educational institutions in Peshawar have been sealed by the local district administration in a drive to check commercial activities in resid ...

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CDA’s auctions and hurdles

CDA’s auctions and hurdles

23-Apr-17

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) is readying for another auction of plots in different sectors of Islamabad. The CDA Board reportedly took t ...

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Third time a charm?

Third time a charm?

22-Apr-17

Nawaz didn't go. Hashtag.

Nor was he eating humble pie. Rather he was celebrating by scoffing a few sweetmeats here and there. This was some ...

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Reformation of student unions

Reformation of student unions

22-Apr-17

Academics gathered at a moot in Lahore have called for disbanding all political, sectarian, racial or ethnic organisations on campus whilst providi ...

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Women and electoral participation

Women and electoral participation

22-Apr-17

The National Assembly of Pakistan has a total of 342 members, including 60 seats reserved for women, as per Article 51. Although Pakistan fairs muc ...

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Nawaz Sharif survives

Nawaz Sharif survives

21-Apr-17

The much-awaited Supreme Court decision on Panama Gate was announced yesterday. In a 3-2 split decision, the verdict called for forming a Joint Inv ...

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Rangers in Karachi

Rangers in Karachi

21-Apr-17

The decision of the Sindh government to curtail the paramilitary Rangers’ powers and delay the extension of their ongoing mission in Karachi ...

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Energy   crisis

Energy crisis

21-Apr-17

The fact is that the performance of the present government in the energy sector is no better than the previous regimes. Long term planning and its ...

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Uzair Baloch mystery

Uzair Baloch mystery

20-Apr-17

The recent development of Uzair Baloch being taken into custody under the Army Act and the subsequent revelations of the names of politicians and p ...

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Beware Turkish ‘democracy’

Beware Turkish ‘democracy’

20-Apr-17

Viva democracy. The people have spoken. Turkey’s strongman president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is here to stay. Power to the people, their will ...

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