Monday, October 22, 2018

Dark clouds of uncertainty looming

By Arif Nizami As announced, general elections will be held on July 25. But will they be? There are dark clouds of uncertainty looming over the horizon. Unsurprisingly the Baluchistan government installed only months ago, has...

The river spirit of the Cam

By Akbar Ahmed In the town of Francis Bacon, Isaac Newton, and Stephen Hawking, there dwell strange spirits, and there are strange happenings, that science cannot fully explain. On May 16, Zeenat and I arrived in...

Million dollar question still needs answer

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan In Pakistan, preparations for the general election have practically been started. Caretaker Prime Minister Justice (r) Nasir-ul-Mulk has taken charge of his new task, election date (25th July) has already been...

US sanctions on Iran, impacts on Pakistan

By Senator Rehman Malik Soar relations between US and Iran and its direct or indirect effects on Pakistan are very obvious. The sanctions on Iran by USA will have numerous negative impacts especially on Pakistan...

Ramification of FATA reforms

By Afrasiab Khattak Ultimately the 31st Constitutional Amendment bill, providing for merger of Federally Administered Tribal Area ( FATA ) and Provincially Administered Tribal Area ( PATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, has been passed by...

What is PTI’s 100-day plan?

By Asad Umar The first success we have achieved after presenting PTIs hundred-day plan is that for the first time in the country's history a debate has started about job creation, its importance and is...

Fabulous example of the era of convivencia

By Akbar Ahmed I was fortunate to be in England during the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. I watched on television with millions of others, Prince Charles extend his hand to the bride...

Demand of Saraiki province

By Asif Mahmood Demand for a separate Saraiki province is back on the political chessboard of the country, the way it came to surface and vanished a few years ago if we remember. Recognizing that...

Islamic marriage, English divorce

By Olivia Cuthbert Farida Miah was still reeling from the shock of learning that her husband had taken a second wife when she found out he had divorced her and ended their 18-year marriage. Miah, a...

Election – the crucial and tough exercise this time

By Wajid Shamsul Hasan When will the general election be held? Election Commission has proposed tentative dates 25, 26 and 27th July are suggested for the polling. But nothing is definite as name of caretaker...