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Saving precious lives

Violent crimes are increasing in the city at an alarming rate. Every day newspaper readers are confronted with headlines of someone shot here or worse still, a bloodbath there in…

Bilawal’s plan for Karachi

The metropolitan city of Karachi – also known as the city of lights – with its multilingual demography holds key strategic importance in terms of trade, business, education and health.…

Pranks to die for

THERE is no end to man’s lust for new ways of annihilating human life. Not to be left behind, Pakistanis appear to invent ways of deriving this ultimate pleasure. Muhammad…

Whose Fault?

Whose fault?

This month, a 60-year-old woman with chest pain, after being shunted around Lahore’s three major city hospitals, died on the corridor floor of Jinnah hospital. Death is an event of…

The real uncle problem

Is it about one uncle or a host of troublesome uncles that need to be sorted out here? The question is of vital importance as, exactly as predicted, Maryam Nawaz…

PDM: a personal perspective

In November last year, I was inside a prison cell in Multan Jail, deprived of food and sleep and not knowing the precise charges against me, yet feeling confident and…

Accountability across the board – II

In his address to the Constituent Assembly on 11th August 1947, the Quaid said that "Jobbery, graft nepotism and bribe has to be put down with iron hand". His vision…

Fata reform: plans & pitfalls

The report of the Committee on Fata Reforms, that has rightly been made public via the website of the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (Safron), needs to be studied…

Politics: NA-120 And Beyond

Politics: NA-120 and beyond

The balcony was the same in the PML-N Secretariat, Model Town Lahore, but both the victor, heir apparent Maryam Nawaz, and those accompanying her – except for lonely Uncle Pervaiz…

The Needy And The Greedy

The needy and the greedy

The glaring apathy of the developed world towards cases of well-known corruption taking refuge in their countries to secure ill-gotten gains is scandalous. Attending seminars and conferences focused on countering…

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