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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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Dawn

Dawn Editorial

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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Dawn

Abbas Nasir

Rues with IMF

Pakistan is in rough waters while navigating with the IMF. The Fund’s clubbing of Islamabad with economies in dire straits, and that too...

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The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune Editorial

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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Dawn

Aisha Khan

Is privatization the answer?

The newly elected coalition government led by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is under immense IMF pressure to privatize several public-sector...

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The News International

Khalid Bhatti

World’s biggest election exercise

The world’s biggest democratic exercise is currently under way, as the first phase of general elections opened in India on Friday. With close to...

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The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune Editorial

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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Dawn

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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Dawn

Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry

US-China competition and South Asia

The US-China competition is casting a dark shadow on the South Asian security and economic integration. Ever since the US has chosen India as a...

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The Express Tribune

Dr Raashid Wali Janjua

How democracy was derailed — Part – I

It is said that those who do not learn from the mistakes of the past are bound to repeat them. In the case of Pakistan, the huge mistakes that were...

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The News International

Asad Umar

More Rifts in PTI

At one point in time, it seemed as if PTI was the only political party in Pakistan that was uniquely cohesive and dedicated to its goals under the...

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The Nation (Editorials)

The Nation Editorial

“Volt Typhoon”— smear campaign against China

IN February 2024, a US Congressional Committee convened to address the alleged “cyber threat” posed by China. The focus of concern was a Chinese...

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Pakistan Observer

Naveed Aman Khan

Bucha massacre: a reminder of UN failure

America’s hypocrisy and double standards as a global hegemon once again came to lime light when on 19 April 2024 it vetoed a UNSC resolution on...

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The Express Tribune

Dr Muhammad Ali Ehsan

Beyond blackouts

  PAKISTAN struggles with frequent power outages and load shedding due to insufficient generation capacity, transmission losses and distribution...

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Pakistan Observer

Naveed Aman Khan

Time to Plan for Peace

Just before Eid, Dr. Evelin Lindner held her annual public lecture at the University of Oslo, Norway, which is the main hub of the Humiliation and...

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The Nation

Atle Hetland

ADVICE: AUNTIE AGNI

Dear Auntie, I have been through a rough break-up. I ended the relationship, seeing that it wasn’t working out despite the efforts I was making...

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Dawn (Magazines)

From Inpapermagazine

A journey to equitable resource distribution

P akistan’s journey towards fiscal devolution has been marked by both progress and challenges. Pakistan stands at a critical juncture in its...

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The News on Sunday

Waqas Paracha

Historicity unraveled

T he concept of historicity in philosophy refers to the idea that various elements such as concepts, practices and values have historical origins...

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The News on Sunday

Tahir Kamran

SOCIETY: TRAPPED BY TABOOS

April is recognised as the Sexual Assault Awareness Month globally. In Pakistan, though, sexual awareness remains a controversial topic and it is...

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Dawn (Magazines)

Rabeea Saleem

CULTURE: VERSES OF DEFIANCE

“In the dark times/ Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing… about the dark times.”— Bertolt Brecht Till now,...

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Dawn (Magazines)

Mansoor Raza

Parliamentary transparency

A ccess to information is the key to keep the democracy going. In casting their ballots, the voters entrust their representatives with the mantle...

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The News on Sunday

Dr Muhammad Usman

Whither India?

T he Lok Sabha elections in India startedon April 17.These will be completed in seven phases and are touted to be “the biggest (almost 1 billion...

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The News on Sunday

Avinash Kumar

EXHIBITION: RETURN OF THE HOMEBOY

The concept of ‘home’, on a philosophical level, is a complex and multifaceted idea that has been pondered by various thinkers throughout...

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Dawn (Magazines)

Aarish Sardar

Hard times for farmers after drop in rates of 3 crops

LAHORE: The agriculture is again facing hard times as farming community is experiencing a double jeopardy; on the one hand, cost of production has...

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Dawn Business

The Newspapers Staff Reporter

Rising food exports fuel inflation

ISLAMABAD: Raw food exports continued to expand in March, with a 16.35 per cent increase to $685.03 million, up from $588.76m in the same month...

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Dawn Business

Mubarak Zeb Khan

India’s election ploys

With the 18th Lok Sabha elections in India in full swing, the country’s political parties have relied on rigorous campaigning to expand their...

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The News International

Maheen Shafeeq

NBFIs lose ground amid lack of financing by banks

KARACHI: Non-banking fina­n­cial institutions (NBFIs) are in distress amid a slump in financing from banks during the current financial year...

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Dawn Business

Shahid Iqbal

China’s imports of Russian oil near record high in March

BEIJING: Russia remained China’s top oil supplier in March, data showed on Saturday, as refiners snapped up stranded Sokol shipments. China’s...

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Dawn Business

Reuters

Russia warns of rice import ban over safety concerns

ISLAMABAD: Russia has warned Pakistan that it will ban rice imports again if their phytosanitary concerns are not addressed in future consignments....

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Dawn Business

Kalbe Ali

Untimely rain spell, inflation add to Potohar farmers’ worries

As a prolonged spell of rain delays wheat harvest in the Potohar region, farmers have complained about an unprecedented rise in the cost of...

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Dawn Business

Hamid Asghar

The younger Sharif

H istory is replete with examples of a family becoming a political force over a short span of time by skilfully employing their social, societal...

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The News on Sunday

Aamir Ghauri

Lashes for lies

I n a rare verdict that highlights the complexity of Pakistani law, a sessions court in Malir recently sentenced one Fareed Qadir to 80 lashes for...

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The News on Sunday

Minahil Ali

FIRST PERSON: STANDING UP FOR THE ATHLETES

Pakistan is on the verge of celebrating 76 years since its first-ever National Games. Held in April 1948, 140 participants from across the newly...

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Dawn (Magazines)

Noorena Shams

CLIFTONIA: HEARTY CONJUGATIONS

Cliftonia: The Later Years A History Book For Sixth Graders By Shagufta de la Mare Single Curriculum Publishers Chapter 354 Cliftonia Ali was a...

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Dawn (Magazines)

Farid Alvie

Safety first

A A favourite activity of Lahoris during Eid holidays is to visit some park or the zoo. The children, in particular, like to have fun outdoors....

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The News on Sunday

Ahsan Malik

April 2024: An excellent month for music

Coke Studio 15 comeback Transcending geographical boundaries and setting a standard for how music should be both heard and viewed, while showcasing...

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The News on Sunday

Maheen Sabeeh

GARDENING: FESTIVE VINES

Festive occasions such as birthdays, Eids and Christmases tend to build-up in people the urge to decorate their homes, using a variety of things...

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Dawn (Magazines)

Dr Khwaja Ali Shahid

FICTION: SUBVERTING EXPECTATIONS

In the Land of the Pure By Kenize Mourad Lightstone Publishers ISBN: 978-9-69-716280-2 313pp. Kenize Mourad’s debut novel, Memoirs of an Ottoman...

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Dawn (Magazines)

Rehana Alam

Iqbal and education

VALUABLE is the taste for art, ye men of vision; But vision that perceives not the reality is useless. The goal of Art is the flame of the immortal...

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Pakistan Observer

Naveed Aman Khan

The Afghan Exodus

Among his many other children, 45 years old Bazaar Khan was especially proud of his 5 years old daughter; Shehrbano. Tending to the kitchen garden...

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Daily Times

Zafar Malik

Paradox of happiness

Happiness has consistently stood out as the most sought-after human pursuit throughout history. A fundamental instinct, humans inherently seek a...

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The Express Tribune

Ali Hassan Bangwar

Middle East in a New Quagmire

Recent events in the Middle East have once again thrust the region into a precarious situation, as tensions between Iran and Israel have escalated...

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The Nation

Meer Hamayoun Buzdar

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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Dawn

Dawn Editorial

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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Dawn

Dawn Editorial

Old Carrots, New Sticks

It seems the so-called thaw in US-Pakistan relations, witnessed after the new government came into place, was quite short-lived. As the United...

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The Nation (Editorials)

The Nation Editorial

Self dependence: the first step to survival

Maldives, the smallest country in Asia, is traditionally called the King’s Island. The word Maldives means ‘the islands of Male’. The economy of...

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Pakistan Observer

Naveed Aman Khan

Balochistan sets same wheat price as Sindh to curb smuggling

QUETTA: The Balochistan cabinet has decided to fix the wheat support price equal to that in Sindh to curb smuggling. The decision was made on...

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Dawn Business

Saleem Shahid

Hockey: lows after lows

Ask a hundred people in Pakistan to name at least one national hockey player, and you will surely draw a blank. So appalling is the situation in...

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The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune Editorial

Behind clean energy are dirty sources

I remember a conversation I had with a Saudi man inside a Pizza restaurant that my friend owned. The Saudi not only happened to live in my...

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The Express Tribune

Imran Jan

Mismanaged

Jeffery Sacks’ book The End of Poverty is worth the read. He writes, “Currently, more than eight million people around the world die each year...

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Daily Times

Iftekhar A Khan

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