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Journalists in exile

Pakistan, Nov. 25 -- A free and progressive media is vital for good governance and a liberal society. The media health is directly linked with journalists' well-being. There are many parts of the worl... Read More


France and fake news

Pakistan, Nov. 25 -- Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) leader Khadam Rizvi could live hardly two days after a sit-in at Faizabad. It was his last show that lasted about 24 hours, concluding in a handwri... Read More


School closure

Pakistan, Nov. 24 -- Arguably, it is a sane decision to close educational institutions from November 26 to avert the virus threat. Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood announced the decision after the m... Read More


Electoral reforms

Pakistan, Nov. 23 -- Theoretically the government's proposal of introducing electoral reforms is definitely a very positive step and should be welcomed as such. But there is hardly anything academic a... Read More


People suffer, as usual

Pakistan, Nov. 23 -- Whether it is hundreds of thousands of mourners setting a historical record for participation in a famous and charismatic cleric's funeral or the combined opposition exercising it... Read More


Moment of reckoning for subcontinent

Pakistan, Nov. 22 -- Islamabad tried to reach out with a message of peace when Imran Khan became prime minister but Delhi was clearly in no such mood, for the ruling BJP had built its fanatic followin... Read More


How SBP can help

Pakistan, Nov. 22 -- Soon the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) will have to decide what to do about the interest rate. It could take comfort in the fact that headline inflation was recorded at 9pc in Sept... Read More


Tech giants threaten to leave

Pakistan, Nov. 21 -- Regardless of whatever possessed the government to notify the rather harsh rules that define how social media will now be governed in Pakistan, the move will backfire very quickly... Read More


The bans begin

Pakistan, Nov. 21 -- This may be our last chance to control the rapidly spreading second wave of the coronavirus before it completely overwhelms the healthcare infrastructure as well as the economy. T... Read More


Will the IMF program resume or not?

Pakistan, Nov. 20 -- It's become an unending puzzle. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has very clearly said that it would not release the third tranche of the Extended Fund Facility (EFF), our fl... Read More