The longest war

After nearly 20 years, more than 2,300 deaths, and $2 trillion spent, US troops are to withdraw from Afghanistan by September 11


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The longest war

The longest war

After nearly 20 years, more than 2,300 deaths, and $2 trillion spent, US troops are to withdraw from...

The return of Shahbaz

The return of Shahbaz

Between his time in NAB custody and now, some things have surely changed. Will Shahbaz Sharif be able to...

The battle for culture

The battle for culture

Government vows to revive cultural activities sound hollow

Man and his machine

Man and his machine

Six people on adventure motorbikes set out from Islamabad for a memorable trip to Gwadar

Creating a multiverse

Creating a multiverse

Iftikhar Arif’s new volume of poems testifies to his command over the art of poetry


Political Economy

A brief history of Kisan Tehreek

Factionalism among Kisan leadership prevented it from achieving the goal of peasant autonomy


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Instep

The 93rd Academy Awards – a job well botched

The overlong ceremony announced the winners and did little else.


Shehr

For Covid-compliant congregations

For Covid-compliant congregations

The city mosques continue to hold taraweeh prayers, without much care for the 20-point agreement reached with the...

Unruly and chaotic

Unruly and chaotic

The unsaid rule on the roads of Lahore is that there are no rules at all!

The story so far

The story so far

A couple of months since the incident happened, the police claim to have nabbed five out of the six accused in...

The magic of camera

The magic of camera

Dr Ajaz Anwar recalls the myriad photography studios Lahore once boasted


Sports

In need of full support

In need of full support

With government backing, weightlifter Talha Talib can win many more medals, even at Olympics

What Pakistan needs are Test specialists!

What Pakistan needs are Test specialists!

It’s time to use Mohammad Abbas, Asad Shafiq in the longest format of the game

A Test with many milestones

A Test with many milestones

More than six decades ago, Australia were destroyed by the pace duo of Fazal Mahmood and Khan Mohammad as Pakistan cruised to a historic triumph in Karachi

Unpredictable as always

Unpredictable as always

In the world of cricket, Pakistan may be the only team to...

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Pensioners’ protest

These senior citizens are forced to spend their golden years visiting pension offices endlessly and demonstrating about the difficulties they face in getting their dues rather than being able to retire in peace