Pakistani identity at 70   

Pakistani identity at 70  

As the drama of political struggles and social upheavals unfolds, the self-image of a people has always been a major part of the background. How po ...

The opportunity for Trump   

The opportunity for Trump  

When it comes to women, Donald Trump likes to go in for the hard grab. Yet he turns rather the smooth talker when it comes to his dealings with men ...

Time to settle Kashmir   

Time to settle Kashmir  

As India and Pakistan celebrate 70 years of Independence, they need to pause and reflect about the suffering of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Th ...

End Jirga (in)justice   

End Jirga (in)justice  

A few weeks ago, a group of men in southern Punjab sought justice for a rape victim by permitting revenge rape of another girl. This time, it&rsquo ...

Seven decades of hostility   

Seven decades of hostility  

70 years are a sufficient time to sort out most troubled relationships. This applies not just to couples who live that long, but to countries which ...

Well done  PCB   

Well done PCB  

In August 2016, Pakistan cricket topped international Test cricket ranking table. This June, the team went on to win the Champions Trophy after suf ...

Seventy years later   

Seventy years later  

Pakistan at 70 is no longer young. Some trends have become unmistakably clear over the past few decades and they do not make for a happy tale. The ...

Afghan imbroglio

Afghan imbroglio

So there we have it. The Saudi kettle is guilty of calling the Qatari pot black. Meaning that revelations over the weekend have confirmed that both ...

Sindh apex committee

Sindh apex committee

Sindh’s apex committee has undertaken a few important decisions. The shifting of 250 ‘notorious’ prisoners from Karachi high secu ...

Questions for Mr Sharif

Questions for Mr Sharif

On Friday, former Prime Minister’s cavalcade on GT Road brutally crushed a twelve-year-old boy. The death of Ahmed Chughtai in Lala Musa and ...

Pak-US  relations

Pak-US relations

The long awaited US strategy for Afghanistan has nothing surprising for Pakistan. US Senator John McCain announced “graduated diplomatic, mil ...

All in the family

All in the family

Ousted PM Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom Nawaz has filed her nomination papers for the NA 120 by-polls. After Sharif’s disqualification, t ...

Media polarisation

Media polarisation

In the ongoing political saga, a worrying trend has been the polarisation within the media. Since the Panama trial started media outlets especially ...

An extraordinary life   

An extraordinary life  

Dr Ruth Pfau, the epitome of devotion and selflessness, passed away at the age of 87 in Karachi late on Wednesday night. Few individuals can match ...