Trouble in the making?

A proposed bill criminalising “criticism” and “ridicule” of the Armed Forces has raised fears that it would further shrink the space for free speech and expression



Encore

Days of violence

Days of violence

The Tehreek-i-Labbaik has been banned following protests that left five people, including 2 cops, dead

Notes on the Daska election

Notes on the Daska election

The by-election in Daska showed some interesting trends suggesting perhaps that the rules of the political...

In praise of a page

In praise of a page

Paper, with its withered and crumpled appearance, is a significant and desirable pictorial entity for Meher...

Miles to go

Miles to go

With countries now requiring travellers to provide vaccination certificates, travelling abroad may become ...

A tribute to Mithi

A tribute to Mithi

Salman Shahid’s new book explores ancient sites, history, culture, geography and climate of an ancient city


Political Economy

A tale untold

A promising life cut short


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Instep

What’s happening at the movies?

Movie theatres in Pakistan have been shut for over a year but producer-director duo, Fizza Ali Meerza and Nabeel Qureshi, have been busy stocking up for the big screen.


Shehr

Where do the commuters go?

Where do the commuters go?

Metro bus and train straphangers have serious cause for worry, as the MTA suspends all public transport vehicles in...

No one opinion about vaccination

No one opinion about vaccination

A large number of people still look at vaccination against Covid-19 with doubt and pessimism

Palace intrigue

Palace intrigue

The presumably 125 years old Bagai Mahal is facing extinction because of lack of enlightenment and political will

Uncle’s homecoming

Uncle’s homecoming

Gujjar Singh da Qila. — Image: SuppliedHe must have spent a night, restless. At daybreak we ventured out to see...


Sports

Breaking into medicine – sports injuries

Breaking into medicine – sports injuries

Sitting in comfortable environs of your office cubicle or...

Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect

How Hideki Matsuyama’s Masters win could revive golf’s popularity in Japan

Wisden’s five Cricketers of The Year ... The eighteen special Pakistanis

Wisden’s five Cricketers of The Year ... The eighteen special Pakistanis

The first Pakistani to be chosen as one of Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year was Fazal Mahmood in the 1955 Wisden

Let’s make things easier for PCB!

Let’s make things easier for PCB!

Save PCB’s Hall of Fame from becoming Hall of Shame!

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Photo Feature

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