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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 ...

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 ...

Tolerance required

Tolerance required

Sir: I seriously disagree with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and its followers’ modus operadi that has been adopted since the day on ...

Juvenile justice system

Juvenile justice system

Sir, Juvenile Justice System 2000 was introduced in Pakistan during former President General Pervez Musharraf’s time under i ...

Suicide  incidents

Suicide incidents

Sir: I want to draw the kind attention of government towards increasing suicide incidents in Pakistan. According to an official so ...

Saviours on  strike

Saviours on strike

Sir: It was really dreadful to see the young doctors on roads rather than OPDs and emergencies of hospitals. They have certain res ...

Money for nothing?

Money for nothing?

Sir: Our MPs are getting Rs 15,000 as telephone allowance. With 245 Rajya Sabha MPs and 545 Lok Sabha MPs, the amount comes to who ...

Treading softly with Iran   

Treading softly with Iran  

It’s been a bit of a mixed bag recently for Donald Trump. He spent the latter half of the week boo-hooing the failure of the US military to q ...

Speedy justice?

Speedy justice?

Sir: Lynching is a crime which is very common in Pakistan these days. A number of alleged criminals are killed by public without taking the ...

The lowest moral ground   

The lowest moral ground  

Women’s Action Forum (WAF) is shocked and incensed at the male abuse and threats against Ayesha Gulali for speaking out against her alleged s ...

Development mantra   

Development mantra  

Sir: There is not a single man or woman in Pakistan who does not want to agree with the development and progress in the country. A ...

Doctors on strike   

Doctors on strike  

Sir: This refers to the editorial, “YDA strike” (August 4). In Lahore people continue to face hardship due to the stri ...

Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif

Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif

Sir: When Nawaz Sharif was elected as the PM of the country, I think he has been cheating people and made a lot of money. He purchased some ...

PML-N agenda

PML-N agenda

Sir: PML(N) is Pinning hopes on winning the elections as it has the requisite numerical strength in the Assembly. It has nominated ...

Divided opposition

Divided opposition

Sir: Opposition parties lost another opportunity to forge unity in their ranks and form some sort of an alliance to give PML(N)&rs ...

World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day

Sir: 28th of July is known as The World Hepatitis Day to create awareness among the people regarding this disease by the doctors or leaders ...

Lost democracy   

Lost democracy  

Sir: Tragic and fatal road accidents and fires results in loss of many precious lives have become a daily routine in our country. Armed robb ...

   Who will help?   

  Who will help?  

Sir: Right now Tamil Nadu has almost [Tamil Nadu is an Indian state] become the battleground for various reasons and on many fronts. First of all, ...

Bone marrow for children   

Bone marrow for children  

Sir: It is rather unfortunate that despite all the scientific and technological innovations and developments in the modern world, even children are ...

Why peace evades Libya

Why peace evades Libya

Things aren’t looking good for Libya. Despite the western hype. Mere days after French President Emmanuel Macron had his Man of Peace moment ...

Remembering  Fatima Jinnah   

Remembering Fatima Jinnah  

Amid the ongoing political crisis, the 125th birthday of Fatima Jinnah was quietly celebrated a few days ago. Fatima Jinnah, one of the leading fou ...

Waiting for justice   

Waiting for justice  

We thank the Awami Workers Party-Islamabad chapter and other civil society activists for drawing the press’ attention to the country’s ...