Above and beyond the law

Though seen as an encroachment on the authority of the parliament, ordinances are a favourite legislative tool of the governments


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Encore

Plump paycheques

Plump paycheques

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There is plenty of discussion regarding the military budget but have we really looked at civilian expenditures beyond politicians’ follies? How judiciously has the government spent tax money?

Reputational harm in the digital age

Reputational harm in the digital age

For women, the right to privacy is the difference between safety and violence. For Rabi Pirzada, it has been the difference between having a career and being forced to quit

"As a writer, one can either join the media or teach"

In conversation with Amar Alam, a writer and editor based in Lahore who runs Pandemonium Publications

An Abyssinian adventure

An Abyssinian adventure

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There is a lot to discover in Ethiopia, a hidden gem on the global tourism map

A comparative review of Black Wings, What Lies Between Us and Lucky Boy

A comparative review of Black Wings, What Lies Between Us and Lucky Boy

Thematic similarities among three novels written by three different South Asian- American women writers


Political Economy

Redesigning Islamabad

There are questions and concerns about Islamabad’s master plan


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Instep

TV’s favourite father figure

Having played Hafiz Ilyas - one of the most notable characters of his career - in recently concluded drama Inkaar, veteran actor Rehan Sheikh reflects on his body of work, past present and future.


Shehr

Fighting smog

Fighting smog

The question arises whether the government successfully noted all the causes of smog, and devised policies accordingly

"Lahore has been my city ever since" -- VI

Painter and conservationist Dr Ajaz Anwar has dedicated this dispatch "to Prof Taufiq Ejaz, my teacher at Alhamra’s evening art classes who told me to work with both hands while sculpting in clay"

Trends in transit

Trends in transit

Smart buses look poised to change the way the Lahoris commute


Sports

On the wrong track

On the wrong track

From being the undisputed T20I champions, Pakistan have reduced themselves to the role of mere punching bags in the game’s shortest format

The decline continues

The decline continues

Pakistan, the top-ranked team in T20Is, are now just one point above the rampaging Aussies

Coaching Misbah!

Coaching Misbah!

It is completely the fault of Misbah that Pakistan are not doing well in T20Is, a format they excelled in under Sarfraz Ahmed

Shining stars

Shining stars

TNS singles out five top athletes who will be worth seeing in the 33rd National Games which begin in Peshawar today

Contributors


Interview

Still got the Blues

Jawad Sharif describes the process of making Indus Blues -- the award winning documentary about regional music instruments being on their last leg along with the craftsmen who design them.

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