Zeroing IN

Cull or Neuter?
Zeroing IN

Cull or Neuter?

How disconnected members of Pakistan’s ruling elite are from the problems plaguing the man on the street can be gauged from the so-called “fashionable and…

The NewsMaker

Betting on the Taliban
Featured The NewsMaker

Betting on the Taliban

The US establishment and the political leadership were only interested in “a face-saving exit” and some semblance of continuity — at least for a short…

Defence Line

Horizons

Not a Real Estate Issue
Horizons

Not a Real Estate Issue

After the killing of more than 240 people in Gaza, and 12 in Israel — mostly civilians — the 11-day-long conflict between Israel and the…

ThinkTank

Concept of Independent Media
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Concept of Independent Media

Independent Media, admittedly, is sine quo non for any civilized democratic society. It plays a pivotal role in revitalizing people’s potential and inculcating in them…

Prespective

ViewPoint

Scapegoating Pakistan
View Point

Scapegoating Pakistan

There is an immeasurable amount of scrutiny and censure of US President Joe Biden for the Afghan debacle, but there is no attempt to look…

InFocus

A Femicide Epidemic?
InFocus

A Femicide Epidemic?

An understanding is rapidly gaining ground that we are currently in the midst of not one but two major epidemics in Pakistan: COVID-19 and Femicide.…

Balance Sheet

Towards a Digital Pakistan
Balance Sheet

Towards a Digital Pakistan

The media often reports positive economic indicators such as $29+ billion in Foreign Exchange remittances, exports crossing $24 billion, higher tax revenues (Rs. 4.5+ billion)…

Real Politik

Do or Die
Real Politik

Do or Die

Surrounded by political hounds and desperadoes, Prime Minister Imran Khan took a huge risk and survived — but only by the skin of his teeth.…

Special Report

Journalism or Propaganda?
Special Report

Journalism or Propaganda?

For many educated Pakistanis, the Western media remains the yardstick of quality journalism. They see it as objective, impartial, fair and factual. They view even…

Scandal

Broadsheet: A Can of Worms
Scandal

Broadsheet: A Can of Worms

     Who, in Pakistan, negotiated the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’s agreement with the London-based assets recovery firm, Broadsheet LLC and why was the contract so…

Tomorrow's Pakistan

BookStore

The Chinese Dream
BookStore

The Chinese Dream

100 Years of the Communist Partyof China (CPC)Author: Sultan HaliPublisher: Rumi AcademyPages: 220Price: Rs. 1500 Sultan Hali This book comes at a time when one…

Media Matters

Framed
Media Matters

Framed

When I joined an institute in Karachi to learn the basics of animation I didn’t expect a system that fosters mediocrity, where you lose not…

Academe

Seeking Solutions
Academe

Seeking Solutions

The onset of Covid-19 presented educational systems across the globe with a uniquely configured systemic chaos. Institutions had to close down, students and educators stood…

Retrospect

Come Fly With Me
Retrospect

Come Fly With Me

With an eventful career in aviation and two books on the subject behind him, Captain Johnny Sadiq is full of interesting stories and anecdotes. He…

Crystal Ball

Line of Fire, No More?
Crystal Ball

Line of Fire, No More?

With the DGMOs’ hotline communication and joint ceasefire announcements, are India-Pakistan relations on the mend? Lt. General (R) Naeem Khalid Lodhi      Apparently the ceasefire…

Musings

Judging the Judiciary
Musings

Judging the Judiciary

Our national vision is enshrined in the Objectives Resolution which forms a substantive part of our Constitution by virtue of Article 2A. It is evident…

Interview

Your Say

Letters – August 2021
Your Say

Letters – August 2021

Spinning Falsehood In the article, ‘Freedom Sans Responsibility,’ Amir Zia has captured the status of present-day media. The dichotomy of the situation is that they…

From the Editor

End of Empire?
From The Editor

End of Empire?

How ironic that within a week of abandoning the project to “emancipate” Afghan women, the Biden Administration faced another defeat: the Texas Supreme Court banned…