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Elections in India

INDIA’S mammoth multi-stage elections have begun and the popular issues gripping the voters this time are unemployment, inflation and related...

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PTI’s many dilemmas

NOTWITHSTANDING its unprecedented public support, the PTI is facing multiple dilemmas. Recent statements by its leaders, including the party’s...

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Abbas Nasir

Plan for Pakistan

WE are living through a turbulent time in history. The changes that have taken place in the last 100 years are both a cause for celebration and a...

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Aisha Khan

Faizabad inquiry debate

THE Faizabad sit-in inquiry report is another chapter in the country’s probe commission history. However, it falls disappointingly short of...

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Muhammad Amir Rana

No good options

FOR over six months, Israel has been on a killing spree in Gaza, bombing residential buildings, hospitals, mosques, even refugee camps. The...

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Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry

Olympic preparations

THIS past week marked the beginning of the 100-day countdown to the Paris Olympics, with the symbolic torch-lighting ceremony. The Olympic torch...

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IHC letter

THIS is a historic opportunity for the judiciary to define its institutional boundaries. It must not be squandered. With the Supreme Court’s next...

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Was the Faizabad sit-in commission doomed from the start?

LEAKS from the Faizabad commission report have opened a can of worms about an event that gripped the nation some seven years ago, but one that can...

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Dawn Editorial

Karachi terror

IS urban terrorism returning to Karachi? Yesterday’s deplorable suicide bombing attack on a van carrying five Japanese nationals in the city’s...

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Dawn Editorial

President’s speech

PRESIDENT Asif Ali Zardari seems to have managed to hit all the right notes in his address to the joint sitting of parliament this Thursday....

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Dawn Editorial

Isfahan strikes

THE Iran-Israel shadow war has very much come out into the open. Tel Aviv had been targeting Tehran’s assets for over a decade, particularly in...

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Dawn Editorial

Rule by law

IN recent years, the rule of law has become a buzzword in Pakistan’s political discourse, with a multitude of voices expressing support for this...

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Reema Omer

Politics of self-defence

ISRAEL’S April 1 attack on Iran’s diplomatic compound in Damascus — which killed senior Iranian military commanders — was a clear and...

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Sikander Ahmed Shah

Supporting unions

THE country’s first tripartite labour conference, inaugurated by its first prime minister Liaquat Ali Khan, was held in February 1949....

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Parvez Rahim

Different approach

LAST month, UN Secretary General, António Guterres, called for “putting people first” in the global response to illicit drugs. Kicking off the...

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Zainab Malik

To build or not to build — the Iran pipeline conundrum

THE rooftop of Vaqar Zakaria’s home in Islamabad is strewn with photovoltaic panels that he says have lowered his electricity bill to virtually...

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Dawn Editorial

Melting glaciers

AFTER several rain-related deaths in KP in recent days, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority has sprung into action to minimise the chances...

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Dawn Editorial

X post facto

AS has become its modus operandi, the state is using smoke and mirrors to try to justify its decision to ban X, formerly Twitter. After weeks of...

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Dawn Editorial

Rethinking renewables

WHY is renewable energy in the doldrums in Pakistan despite annual oil import bills of $27 billion? There are many explanations, but most common is...

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Asha Amirali

Insufficient inquiry

UNLESS the state is honest about the mistakes its functionaries have made, we will be doomed to repeat our follies. And when these mistakes concern...

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Dawn Editorial

Lethal streets

KARACHI has been in the throes of brutal street crime including robberies, muggings and killings for several months. The recent killing of Syed...

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Dr Noman Ahmed

Why insecure?

IN his memoirs, Foundations and Form, Mukhtar Husain writes about his first school experience: “In 1955, I started attending Mrs Corks’ Private...

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Zubeida Mustafa

UHI and UHC

SEHAT Sahulat is a great programme but universal health coverage has a much larger vision. Sehat Sahulat is a state-financed health insurance...

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Zafar Mirza

IMF’s projections

THE next few years are likely to see Pakistan trapped in low-growth mode. International lenders maintain that economic growth in the country will...

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Dawn Editorial

Hepatitis crisis

THE sheer scale of the crisis is staggering. A new WHO report flags Pakistan as the country with the highest number of hepatitis C cases in the...

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Dawn Editorial

Never-ending suffering

OVER the weekend, the world witnessed an intense spectacle when Iran launched its drone-and-missile barrage against Israel in response to Tel...

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Dawn Editorial

Three to tango

IT takes three to tango in our part of the world. The US-Pakistan duo and the Saudi-Pakistan pair has become a threesome, choreographed by the US....

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F.s. Aijazuddin

Shifting gears

AFTER many years of extreme uncertainty and political instability, it now seems like things are finally starting to move. Two developments this...

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Khurram Husain

Curious case of Priya Kumari

IT was on Ashura, Aug 19, 2021, when nine-year-old Priya Kumari went missing. Just before her disappearance or abduction she had been happily...

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Shahab Usto

Fighting addiction

THE illicit global drug market, which is valued over $400 billion, is second only to the counterfeit products market in terms of the world’s main...

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Ali Burhan Mustafa

Future energy

PRIME MINISTER Shehbaz Sharif’s recent directive to the energy sector to curtail Pakistan’s staggering $27bn oil import bill through robust...

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Saudi FM’s visit

AFTER a two-day stay, Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan, accompanied by a delegation including other ministers, wrapped up on Tuesday what...

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Dawn Editorial

Dharna inquiry

THE Supreme Court-sanctioned inquiry into the infamous Faizabad dharna of 2017 has turned out to be a damp squib. A three-member commission tasked...

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Dawn Editorial

The risk of escalation

AN eerie calm prevails after Iran’s unprecedented direct attack on Israel. Tehran fired hundreds of drones and missiles at Israeli territory in...

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Zahid Hussain

Iran hits back

FOR the first two weeks of this month, the Western media’s main focus was on how Iran might react to an egregious Israeli provocation. On the first...

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Mahir Ali

A precarious thaw

THE last few years have been the warmest ever recorded in the Arctic Circle. This means that a large portion of the ice cap is melting, and with it...

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Rafia Zakaria

Bold and ugly

EACH time, Pakistan has to go to the IMF for a new Stand-by Arrangement or even at periodic reviews of perennial ‘stood-us-up’ programmes for...

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Shahzad Sharjeel

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