Sat February 06, 2016
Rabi ul Sani 26, 1437 A.H.
A mess made by arrogance
February 05, 2016
Islamabad diary No one should be surprised. Mian Nawaz Sharif has a well-honed talent for shooting himself in the foot. With the PIA...
Zarb-e-Azb in danger of losing its way
February 02, 2016
Islamabad diary It’s not the same as before; the zing has gone out of it. In Fata the operation is becoming a stalemate. Terrorist forces...
The fruits of democracy
January 29, 2016
Islamabad diary Zardari and cohorts gave us democratic continuity and we all went wild and said what a wonderful thing it was. Pakistan had...
Opportunities taken and missed
January 26, 2016
Islamabad diary Gen Raheel Sharif has done what he could and his term as army chief will be remembered fondly and with gratitude. He gave a...
Fighting terrorism: more DHAs, more metros
January 22, 2016
Islamabad diary A nation at war? This is the biggest fiction of all. You wouldn’t guess this from Islamabad’s development priorities or the...
Overdoing the ‘corridor’
January 19, 2016
Islamabad diary The father of the motorway was Adolf Hitler who gave Germany the autobahn. The autobahn eased motor travel and communication but...
Are we discovering Jaish only now?
January 15, 2016
Islamabad diary Maulana Masood Azhar, founder and leader of Jaish-e-Muhammad – an outfit dedicated to ‘jihad’, the liberation of Kashmir...
CPEC controversy…army’s failure
January 12, 2016
Islamabad diary It was a ‘game-changer’, we all gushed, destined to change the face of Pakistan. No one could mention the China-Pakistan...
The annual hilarity prize
January 08, 2016
Islamabad diary It’s been a close-run thing between the Foreign Office and the Capital Development Authority. And between these two august...
January 05, 2016
Islamabad diary When the military began its drive against the Pakistani variant of jihadism – embodied by the TTP, the Tehreek-e-Taliban...
Alone with one’s prejudices
January 01, 2016
Islamabad diary The beliefs I grew up with lie exhausted if not dead. The world has moved on. We grew up in a different world and this world, the...
Opening my eyes: Trust School, Harbanspura
December 29, 2015
Islamabad diary When you think of an angel of mercy, what name springs to mind? 99 times out of 100, Abdus Sattar Edhi. When you want to know how...
Who’s leading the army down this path?
December 25, 2015
Islamabad diary It was too good to be true, that the custodians of all our frontiers, geographical and ideological, had turned a page, and that...
Making life a bit easier
December 22, 2015
Islamabad diary Without any fuss, with no clamour of any announcement, one of the patent stupidities we had inflicted on ourselves has gone. You...
Saudis not getting the maths right
December 18, 2015
Islamabad diary These are the biggest alliances in post Second World War history, the US with its 65-states anti-Daesh alliance and now the...
'Star Wars' to hit $2 billion in global sales
New Zealand set 282 for Australia in second ODI
US, UK spy agencies, police may seek email, chat data from...
Flights still suspended as PIA workers’ strike continues on...
Inadequate testing thwarts efforts to measure Zika's impact
Govt will not bow down before illegally protesting workers...
Kashmir Solidarity Day being observed today
New US intelligence report says Daesh weaker
Assange should go free from embassy: UN panel
Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dies at age 74
Ancient wildebeest cousin boasted bizarre dinosaur-like trait
US signs up 12.7 mn Americans for Obamacare health insurance
Prehistoric man enjoyed roasted tortoise appetisers
Killer in ‘Serial’ podcast Adnan Syed seeks new trial
An anti-Chaudhry court?
Sahabzada Yaqub Khan of Pakistan
S Iftikhar Murshed
NAP in southern Punjab
Symbolism of the CPI score
Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif
The blasphemy laws
The invisible epidemic
Janette D Sherman