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A rational solution the way forward

My doctor had asked me to stay away from both electronic and social media for the last month and a half due to my ill health. In a way that…

Is a new party needed?

Former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has repeatedly mentioned that there is room for a new political party. There are many opinions about this within Pakistani political circles, but none…

Stirrings of life

It seems that, despite the rapidly increasing burden of life, people are reconciled with being in chains that restrict their movement and padlocks that stymie their speech. It is said…

Legitimacy crisis

On this 76th independence anniversary of Pakistan, the heart is sorely charged, the spirit wilting and the mind under the overwhelming shadow of the uncertainty the future holds. Anwaarul Haq…

Budget-2023-24: Yet another ritualistic exercise

Majority of the Pakistanis are going to be dejected after hearing the second budget of the outgoing alliance government of Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), to be presented by the four-time…

Paradigm shift in tax policy

‘The impact of economic growth on the lives of people is partly a matter of income distribution, but it also depends greatly on the use that is made of the…

Back to begging

RETURNING from Karachi to Lahore this week was like sliding down a thermometer from cool to freezing. One had forgotten how delicious the enervating sunshine of Karachi could be, or…