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Forcing prohibition

Lal Khan Alcohol related deaths have become a routine affair in this culturally starved and socially suffocating country. According to police in Toba Tek Singh at least...

Rehabilitating streams

Riaz Missen It was the week when ministry of Agriculture and Food Security came alive to the threat of climate change which appeared in the form a prolonged drought...

Afghan woman: sold like a goat, treated like a dog (II)

Musa Khan Jalalzai Captain Nilofer Rahmani, who was a first female pilot to serve her war-torn country’s air force, refused to return to Afghanistan because she is...

How 2017 will be for Pakistan?

Hassan Shahjehan So, the year 2016 has ended with both positive and negative notes. On the positive side, we have succeeded, to some extent, in “breaking the backs”...

Twists and turns: PTI’s policy on CPEC

Dr Ahmad Rashid Malik Prevailing since 2014, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s concerns over the CPEC are not over yet. PTI’s Chairman, Imran Khan, keeps disputing the...

Afghan woman: sold like a goat, treated like a dog (I)

Musa Khan Jalalzai The ooze remains. Notwithstanding the presence of 49 civilised nations in Afghanistan — those advocating women rights in their own states, the...

New year resolution: countering extremism

Muhammad Tahir Iqbal As the sun of 2016 descends deep down into the horizon of past, one is left musing over the problems that impede the way to progress, peace and ease...

Plea bargain a good bargain

Malik Muhammad Ashraf Corruption is generally defined as misuse of entrusted power or authority by elected politicians or appointed civil servants for private gains. It...

The Gwadar port

Name: Zahra Shoukat In February 2013, the Gwadar port was handed over to China during Asif Ali Zardari Era because the PAS had failed in doing something worthwhile with...

Addiction of a different kind!

Tania Hasan The word “addiction” raises eyebrows essentially due to its tabooed nature. Particularly in our Pakistani society, we see copious levels of addictions,...