Author Archives: Editorial

Arm-twisting is not paying off  

Opposition remains united despite pressure Pressures continue to be mounted on the PDM to force it to change its anti-government stance. PML(N) stalwart Khwaja Asif was arrested on Tuesday in a case

The new variant

Stopping the spread is crucial There is a new variant of the coronavirus which is taking over the UK and Europe, which has caused the government to ban flights from the UK

Pak-Saudi relations

Sound diplomacy required Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has confirmed that a high-level Saudi delegation is to visit Pakistan soon to “further strengthen” relations between the two countries. Coming from Mr Qureshi,

Held Kashmir democracy

Can we stand a comparison? The Foreign Office was rightly indignant at Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim that the local body elections in Kashmir showed that there was democracy there. As

Why not polio?

IMB asks a valid question The Independent Monitoring BOARD (IMB) for polio, in its latest six-monthly report, has asked pertinently why Pakistan has been unable to eradicate polio while it has been

The system in quandary

And the establishment’s dilemma    The PDM has plans like resignations from the assemblies, a march to Islamabad and a sit-in aimed at paralyzing the federal administration. Attempts to create dissensions in

PTA and social media

Outlandish warnings that are a source of embarrassment for the country    Despite being a direct beneficiary of unregulated social media that helped propel the party into being a mainstream political contender,

What a fall!

From Jinnah’s Pakistan to Naya Pakistan There is a need today to reiterate the five basic tenets of the state that Quaid-e-Azam Muammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal wanted to carve out

Moves for dialogue

Too late to do any good? PML(F) Secretary General Muhammad Ali Durrani has met National Assembly Leader of the Opposition Shehbaz Sharif in jail with a message asking him to play a

Need for immediate relief

Social justice cannot be put on backburner Prime Minister Imran Khan’s presence at the passing-out parade of Islamabad police was an occasion when one least expected him to devote a good part

Preparing for a vaccine

Preempting potential problems at home As the news kept coming of the current wave of covid-19 infections continuing, the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) was told that Pakistan was in touch

A belated confession

And a lame excuse   While addressing cabinet members Prime Minister Imran Khan complained that he did not receive an extensive briefing like the one being provided to US President-elect Joe Biden.

Rising temperature

Government refuses to unify the nation India’s BJP government seems bent on developing a war hysteria against Pakistan. Not only has it engaged in increasing pressure on the Line of Control, with

Senate elections

ECP asserts itself, but what’s the opposition’s strategy? The ECP has finally put its foot down, letting the government know that the Commission alone is authorised to issue the schedule for the