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Raising revenue

The portfolio reverts for now to the PM Though Dr Hafeez Sheikh has been made a minister instead of PM’s adviser on finance, so that he can continue to chair cabinet committees,

Now 10 billion trees

Turning green won’t be a cakewalk It might sound fine for Prime Minister Imran Khan to announce that Pakistan will have 60 percent clean energy by 2030, but that will involve a

Now 10 billion trees

Turning green won’t be a cakewalk It might sound fine for Prime Minister Imran Khan to announce that Pakistan will have 60 percent clean energy by 2030, but that will involve a

PTI in a spin

Accusation as a stock response Despite differences both old and new, the PPP and PML(N) were never united in recent history as strongly as they are now. On Friday, PPP chairperson Bilawal

Unchecked religious extremism

Not nearly enough done to address a dangerous problem The incident in Lahore on Friday, where the statue of Maharaja Ranjeet Singh, placed outside the Haveli of Rani Jindan at Lahore Fort,

The cabinet reshuffle

Amidst political and constitutional constraints The cabinet reshuffle was caused by two compulsions, political and constitutional. Interior Minister Ijaz Shah was seen to lack the capacity to deal with the PDM’s rallies.

Prison reform needed

The pandemic shouldn’t be the only reason A joint report by Amnesty International and the Justice Project Pakistan, Prisoners of the Pandemic─ The Right To Health, notes that the reduction of overcrowding

Media war against Pakistan

RAW in Europe The false news of civil war in Pakistan spread by Indian media in October pales into insignificance compared to what RAW is doing to malign Pakistan in Europe over

A new airline

Air Sial will provide much-needed domestic competition Prime Minister Imran Khan inaugurated the country’s fourth airline, Air Sial, when he was in Sialkot on Wednesday. The significance of this is manifold. Apart

Reason must prevail

Amidst war cries emanating from both the camps On Tuesday Imran Khan recounted some of the mistakes he had committed after becoming the country’s Prime Minister. He said he did not approach

What information is sensitive?

Plea to protect information about senior officers’ emoluments rejected The Pakistan Information Commission has allowed an appeal by a number of Women’s Action Forum applicants and, rejecting the Defence Ministry’s objections, has

Unelected advisers

IHC brings up the elephant in the room With five advisers and 18 special assistants to Prime Minister (SAPM), all of whom are unelected, in addition to 27 elected ministers, the PTI’s

Criminal negligence

KP hospital deaths should not go unpunished Winters tend to overwhelm hospitals even in the most common of circumstances with the flu season leading to complicated respiratory diseases that affect the most

The courts weigh in

IHC notes the role of free speech in democracy In remarks made during the Islamabad High Court’s hearing of the Tiktok ban case, IHC Chief Justice Mr Justice Athar Minallah has questioned

Covid-19 still needs caution

No guarantee of last winter’s miracle The latest figures for the covid-19 pandemic should remove any doubt, if any existed, that the second wave has gripped the Northern Hemisphere. It should not

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