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PPP’s opportunity   

PPP’s opportunity  

Pakistan People’s Party’s co-Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has been holding successful rallies. He has also been critical of the r ...

No blood bank

No blood bank

Sir: Turbat is big town of our area that has only one big hospital Cival Hospital. Civil Hospital has not sufficien ...

Sri Lankan  in Pakistan

Sri Lankan in Pakistan

Sir: After a long period the international team is agree to visit in Pakistan where they would play one T20 match in Lahore. After nine years the f ...

An  open letter

An open letter

Sir: Universally, the Federal law and agency is considered to be the supreme and provincial or state legislation is subject to approval of the Fede ...

  Independence  celebration?

Independence celebration?

Sir: I am studying in Karachi University. Like every corner of Pakistan, celebrations of Independence started in university premises. On August 14, ...

CCI reconstitution   

CCI reconstitution  

The reconstitution of Council of Common Interest (CCI) to eliminate two ministers on the body from Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is an un ...

Malaria virus

Malaria virus

Sir: Malaria is a deadly disease and a great threat to human beings. It is a bacterial disease spreaded by female mosquitos. According to r ...

Bitter realities!   

Bitter realities!  

Sir, as we know that Hamid Khan is one of the leading lawyers of Pakistan and his recently launched book titled as A History of th ...

Dr Ruth Pfua   

Dr Ruth Pfua  

Sir: We have lost a precious gem, Dr Ruth Pfau. She has spent her whole life in Pakistan for serving humanity and leprosy. She pas ...

Polluted water

Polluted water

Sir: Sindh is such a province of Pakistan that is only half developed. One part is the centre of affection whereas the other is the victim ...

TB on rise

TB on rise

Sir: Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading infectious cause of death worldwide. Pakistan ranks sixth globally among the 22 high TB burden countries and co ...

Killing female  infants

Killing female infants

Sir: Reportedly, in Muzaffargarh a shocking case of murder has been unearthed. According to the details, a young woman and with her child were set ...

A tale of two trials   

A tale of two trials  

We know the Panama Papers leaks weren’t a conspiracy. We also know that the Parliament had an opportunity to take the correct course o ...

End gun culture   

End gun culture  

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s proposal to place a ban on automatic weapons in the country was reportedly met with strong opposition, ...

Saudi-Iranian détente?

Saudi-Iranian détente?

It wasn’t so long ago that the whole world watched as Donald Trump sashayed on to the Riyadh red carpet and stole the show with his tough tal ...

Choked sewerage

Choked sewerage

Sir: Koshk is a remote area of District Kech but its sewerage system speaks high volume of the inefficiency of the concerned authorities, m ...

Targeting Karachi

Targeting Karachi

Sir: Over the past few days there have been a spate of armed robberies targeting banks in Karachi. On Wednesday, August 9 a bank in the city’ ...

A basic need

A basic need

Sir: Lakada is counted is a small town of Uthal where people are facing intense crisis in Lakada. Water is the basic necessity of life. But contrar ...

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 ...

Cell phone theft

Cell phone theft

Sir: In today’s era, people may lack the proper facilities of daily lives but cell phone are a must. On debts or monthly savings, the ...

Article 19-A   

Article 19-A  

Sir, Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013 was promulgated in 2013 by the incumbent government in relation to stre ...

Great nation builder   

Great nation builder  

Sir: Muslim of subcontinent and their spectacular rise to nationhood and Pakistan one of the largest state of the world is living and exemplary mon ...

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 ...

Cruelty and callousness

Cruelty and callousness

Sir: Nawz’s Brother, CM; wife PM-in-waiting; party man, PM. Then what on earth has motivated Nawaz Sharif to play victim of Democracy ...

Save Quetta   

Save Quetta  

Sir: Quetta (once) a little pairs and now the city of brutal terrorist attacks. There have been number of target killing in Quetta and more often t ...

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 ...

Destruction of education

Destruction of education

Sir: Education is the most powerful weapon against illiteracy and terrorism that can be used to change the world in positive direction. Edu ...

Reasons of hate   

Reasons of hate  

Sir: Relationship between India Pakistan have always been complex and intense. They have never been good neighbours ever since por ...

Quetta blast   

Quetta blast  

Sir: Around 15 people, including eight security men and seven civilians, were brutality killed in a suicide at Pishin Stop in Quet ...

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 ...

Pollution impact

Pollution impact

Sir: Pollution has been a great impact for today’s world. However, when pollution will be highlighted, Pakistan name will be on top p ...

Mercy petition   

Mercy petition  

Sir, last week the Presidency of Pakistan has accepted the second mercy petition of death row convict Muhammad Iqbal who was a juv ...

Independence Day   

Independence Day  

Sir: Today is the 70th birthday of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Actually we got the freedom in a decorated platter. The significa ...

August 14   

August 14  

Sir: August 14 is an excited and a joyful day for all us Pakistanis. It is the 70th years of independence. After numerous struggle ...

YDA strike

YDA strike

Sir: Faisalabad Young Doctors’ protest has been continued since last day and as reported, nine patients had been died due to ...

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 ...

Water shortages

Water shortages

The tragedy is decades old. Complain of public are devalued. Investment on infrastructure has been increased but the needless people of Bal ...

Silent infection   

Silent infection  

Sir: Hepatitis is a serious global health problem. At present, six distinct type of hepatitis have been identified and named as hepatitis A, B, C, ...

Teachers required   

Teachers required  

Sir: Sharak is a big town situated in district Kech, Balochistan, but it has only two government schools which they don’t have enough teacher ...

   Ruthe Pfau   

  Ruthe Pfau  

Sir: Abus Star Edhi and Madam Ruth Pfau are the symbol humanity in Pakistan and abroad. Both they humanity a lots and have spent their whole life f ...

Depression in Pakistan   

Depression in Pakistan  

Sir: Depression as known of a untreatable tension-related disease, a state of mind producing serious long-term lowering of enjoyment of life or ina ...

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 ...

Hostel required

Hostel required

Sir: Hostels play a vital role for students because students from remote areas able to stay there for study. Unfortunately, the hostel of A ...

I am a story   

I am a story  

Sir: We all are stories. We are not like stories as something different from a story rather we are stories. The structure of a sto ...

 Solar energy

Solar energy

Sir: It is good to note that the Punjab Government is all sources for power generation such as hydel, thermal, gas, coal, solar, w ...

Qadri is back   

Qadri is back  

Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri is back in the country to lead anti-government protests and demand justice for victims of the poli ...

Power outages again   

Power outages again  

Newly-elected Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi faces a huge challenge in his first hundred days. How to end load shedding that has resurfaced in ...

Iranian cars and traffic

Iranian cars and traffic

Sir: It is painful to mention that traffic chaos is one of the crucial issues of Turbat causing danger to travelers on road. The frequency ...

Pakistani expats   

Pakistani expats  

Sir: In baking hot summer, it was astonishing to see Pakistani gentleman selling the water bottles which cost of one Rayal on the ...

Paradoxical behaviour   

Paradoxical behaviour  

Sir: Either they are indecisive and bewildered in their policy towards Pakistan or they are trying to baffled others to make Pakis ...

Lamentation of Nawaz   

Lamentation of Nawaz  

Sir: Nawaz Sharif cannot remain the President of PML(N) because he has been disqualified as the member of Parliament. The party wi ...

Security for Nawaz Sharif

Security for Nawaz Sharif

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is determined to mobilise his support base in Punjab’s heartland. The GT Road has remained his firm electo ...

Broken bridge and roads

Broken bridge and roads

Sir: Turbat is the second largest city of Balochistan. Unfortunately, it is deprived of several fundamental necessities. Among the various ...

How low can we go?

How low can we go?

Sir: It’s sad to witness the huge downfall of humanity and rise of male chauvinism in last few days, when a female politicia ...

Ayeshas of Pakistan

Ayeshas of Pakistan

Sir: Ayesh Ahad daughter in law of the Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif came out hurling obscenity at Hamza Sharif her ex-husband. Sh ...

Nawaz’s GT Road yatra   

Nawaz’s GT Road yatra  

Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan, has termed former PM Nawaz Sharif’s plans to travel to Lahore via GT road, in a parade, an ...

Children of Pakistan

Children of Pakistan

Sir: Children are the most loving creature of Allah the Almighty. It is so sad to mention that the begging and child labour in Pakistan are ...

 Independence  Day

Independence Day

Sir: Pakistan is our country, it is unbelievably beautiful and attractive but it came into being after 0.8 million death of our be ...

Our democratic conscience

Our democratic conscience

Those who disagree with former Supreme Court Bar Association president Asma Jahangir over the Panama Papers judgement have a right to do so. But th ...

A tale of two Ayeshas

A tale of two Ayeshas

Ayesha Ahad is back in the limelight with old allegations of being mistreated at the hands of PML-N leader and CM Shehbaz Sharif’s son Hamza ...