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Category: Editorial

Handling threats to media

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) this week released a special report on the state of media freedom in this country. The crux of which is summarised in the...

Bolton’s outburst

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has come under mind-boggling attack from the US National Security Adviser. This, of course, is the so-called court of last resort...

End domestic violence

Millions of women in Pakistan are reminded everyday that it is an unsafe world for them. However for a lot of women in Pakistan, nothing is more dangerous and violent...

SAFMA under attack

The sealing of the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) office by the Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has once again highlighted the antagonistic nature of the...

Desperate measures indeed

The opposition bigwigs are getting serious. They seem to be moving away from allegations of rigging towards mounting a more serious challenge to largest party in the...

Enemy Of Transparency

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) seems to be lost in the endless fog of its own inadequacy. The body – charged with holding free and fair elections – is...

Modern Slavery

Slavery may have been banned many years ago, yet millions of people stay captive in forms of modern slavery. This remains true for Pakistan too, as a global survey...

Nawaz’s mixed bag

The political noose that hangs around Nawaz Sharif’s neck is still in place. He will remain right where he is: in jail. And there he will stay until after this...

Friends in low places

Imran Khan is nothing if not a man of contradictions. On the one hand, he is wont to point out how Pakistan has paid a very dear price for supporting the American war on...

Level playing field

The Army has served up a delicious sliver of irony. It stands accused of being out of the barracks for the last five years as well as pre-emptively manipulating this...