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Enrolment matters

The prevalence of child labour in Pakistan is very high, with up to 22 percent of children between the ages of 5 and 14 years in some provinces engaged in…

The NROs that matter

IN other parts of the world, there is a flavor of the month or the restaurant which shines bright for a couple of months before falling by the wayside but…

Unrooted politics

RECENT events concerning an accountability court judge and the trial of Nawaz Sharif have thrown a couple of aspects of Pakistan’s political sphere into sharp focus. The first is that…

PMDC cautions students about enrolment ban

The Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC), the regulator for medical and dental education and practice in the country, has cautioned students against getting admission to medical and dental colleges,…

India’s ‘Monroe Doctrine’

India’s ‘Monroe doctrine’

Positioned at a geo-politically sensitive crossroads, Pakistan has since the 1950s served off and on as a "cornerstone of US policy" in the Middle and Near East, joining the South…

NAB, NRO And The Rest

NAB, NRO and the rest

Once again, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is under attack for not pursuing to their logical end even those mega corruption cases that it registered beginning November 16, 1999 when…

The NRO Legacy

The NRO legacy

The debate Asif Zardari fuelled by making an establishment-threatening speech has (to nobody's surprise except him) become a gross embarrassment for the PPP. He didn't realise that during 2008-13 the…