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    Hot waters

    According to a study conducted by the Chinese Science Academy and published in a leading US scientific journal, the temperature in the world’s o... Read More

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    Important helpline

    According to the Ministry for Human Rights, the calls received by the helpline set up soon after the PTI government came to power is now receiving aro... Read More

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    Confusion galore

    Till two days back, Dr Farrukh Saleem was seen as the government’s spokesperson on economic and energy issues. That changed rather abruptly afte... Read More

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    The Kohistan murders

    All the way back in 2012, four women, one minor girl and three men were believed to have been killed on the orders of a jirga in Kohistan just because... Read More

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    Bangladesh elections

    The overwhelming feeling about Sunday’s general election in Bangladesh is that it was a farce. In a result more reminiscent of a one-party dicta... Read More

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    US troop withdrawal

    If there is one truism about the Middle East, it is that American involvement always makes things worse. The rise of the Islamic State in Syria and th... Read More

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    Arbitrary lists

    The Exit Control List should be used for only one purpose: to keep in the country those who are facing criminal charges and are credibly judged to be ... Read More

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    Ruling on schooling

    The order by the apex court on fees charged by private schools, ordering them to reduce fees by 20 percent and return 50 percent of the fees charged o... Read More

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    Political norms

    There has been an unwritten parliamentary tradition in past decades that the chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee will be chosen by the opposi... Read More

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    Managing migration

    There have been some developments in the UN on the issue of migration, with a UN conference in Morocco adopting a new pact on migration. Coming amidst... Read More

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    Mercury risks

    In a move that could set a path for removal of other dangerous substances from daily life the National Ministry of Health Services has said it plans t... Read More

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    Taxing times

    The PTI government has now found itself confronted with another major challenge: improving tax collection. The outgoing government had presented the c... Read More

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    The Hamas vote

    Another effort by the US to pressure Palestinians through the UN was subverted on Thursday – although it was a close call. The US asked the UN G... Read More

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    Climate chaos

    It is clear that we are not doing enough to combat climate change, but how much more do we need to do? The United Nations has said that the world on t... Read More

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    Mental health

    The death of a young student who fell from a multi-storey college building in Lahore in what appears to be a case of suicide should lead to a national... Read More

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    Greenhouse changes

    The United Nations has painted a scary scenario. The levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are the highest they have been in the last five mill... Read More

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    Brexit chaos

    Chaos is a mild word to describe how the UK decision to leave the European Union has played out. It started with the resignation of the then prime min... Read More

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    Gaza ceasefire

    For the last 11 years, Israel has imposed an illegal blockade on the Gaza Strip that has devastated the lives of its two million inhabitants. Movement... Read More

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    Yemen violence

    While over 10 million people in Yemen remain on the verge of starvation, diplomacy over the end of this war remains toothless and confused. Here&rsquo... Read More

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    Boom or bust?

    Is the world facing a ‘population bust’? This is one of the questions that is being raised after the release of a report on global public ... Read More

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    Strange stance

    Confused messaging has become the order of the day under the current government. One elected official frequently contradicts the other, with even the ... Read More

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    Midterm results

    US President Donald Trump has ruled his country with a mixture of greed and fear. Since becoming president, he has maintained his global construction ... Read More

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    After the protest

    The aftermath of the countrywide rioting by the TLP in the wake of Aasia Bibi’s acquittal by the Supreme Court has clearly shown that the govern... Read More

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    Open cruelty

    With the Rohingya set to be sent back to the killing fields of Myanmar, it is stunning how little difference a UN declaration that a genocide was comm... Read More

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    Capitulation

    The PTI government has negotiated as complete a surrender as possible. For three days, the TLP’s violent members shut down the nation’s ci... Read More

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    Brazil goes right

    The rise of the global Right has thrown up many terrifying figures, some of whom have even attained power such as Donald Trump in the US, Viktor Orban... Read More

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    This plastic world

    Over the last 20 years, we have been led to believe that drinking bottled water is saving us from disease. This belief needs to be shattered now. Plas... Read More

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    Fear of famine

    Famine is gripping the many warzones in the Middle East and Central Asia, with Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan the worst hit. In fact, Yemen is on the br... Read More

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    Kinza torture case

    The plight of 11-year-old Kinza Bashir serves as grim confirmation of the fact that we as a society have failed the most vulnerable among us on just a... Read More

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    Palestine at the UN

    Palestine received another significant moral victory in the United Nations last week, with the UN General Assembly allowing the country to act like a ... Read More

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    Khashoggi murder

    Saudi Arabia has now confirmed what the world already suspected: journalist Jamal Khashoggi was indeed killed in the Saudi embassy in Istanbul. But th... Read More

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    The Khashoggi case

    On October 2, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. He has not been seen since. At this point, the mos... Read More

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    Fighting hunger

    October 16 is marked internationally as the day the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) was founded 73 years ago. In the pas... Read More

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    Climate warning

    We have twelve years to limit the affects of climate change, by limiting global warming to a maximum of 1.5C. Fears that the final text of the landmar... Read More

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    The peace prize

    The Nobel committee has awarded the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize to two campaigners working against the use of rape in warfare. This is a wise choice... Read More

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    Police and protests

    The violent action by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police – touted as a model force by the PTI government – against students protesting fee hike... Read More

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    Nobel women

    By winning the Nobel Prize in Physics for her work on laser technology, Donna Strickland – a laser physicist at the University of Waterloo in On... Read More

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    On the Nacta front

    For all our battlefield successes, the war against militancy is far from having been completely won. On Wednesday, Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa spoke ... Read More

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    Trump at the UN

    The United Nations General Assembly is not usually associated with laughter. It is a place for world leaders to deliver sombre speeches as stone-faced... Read More

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    The gravest crimes

    A UNHRC report on Myanmar has confirmed the horrific details of the genocide committed against the Rohingya people and other minority groups. The 440-... Read More

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    Gas tariffs

    There is finally a ‘will they, wont they’ decision on gas tariffs. After signalling that the PTI government would not pass a gas hike onto... Read More

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    Climate talks

    No headway was made at the six-day COP24 meeting in Bangkok, which ended on September 9. The meeting was designed to complete preparations on concrete... Read More

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    The mini-budget

    The announcement of a mini-budget on Tuesday confirmed the PTI government’s commitment to austerity. Finance Minister Asad Umar confirmed as muc... Read More

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    ICC vs the US

    The attitude of the US regarding the International Criminal Court – or indeed any international accountability organisation – has always b... Read More

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    As Yemen bleeds

    Yemen is one of those humanitarian crises that the world does not care about, and this has allowed the situation to get worse. After the collapse of t... Read More

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    The price of gas

    The unpopular decision to approve a 46 percent gas hike was withdrawn in a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) on Monday. The governm... Read More

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    Illegal cutting

    The situation would have been almost comical had it not been tragic. As the PTI government announced a plan to plant over a billion new trees across t... Read More

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    Jailed in Myanmar

    Last December, two Reuters journalists – Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo – were arrested for supposedly carrying secret government documents while... Read More

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    Rohingya genocide

    In an important development for the Rohingya, a UN report has concluded that the Myanmar military committed genocide against the community in the Rakh... Read More

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    More war

    Israel’s brutal airstrikes in Gaza have led to the UN warning of another all-out war between Israel and Palestine. We recently saw a return to m... Read More

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    The Russian affair

    US President Donald Trump’s summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin was odd even by Trump’s standards. Breaking with diplomatic... Read More

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    A win for diversity

    The largest sporting spectacle in the world came to a close in Moscow on Sunday as France were worthy winners over the dogged Croatians in a pulsating... Read More

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    From the streets of London

    Protests greeted US President Donald Trump during his first official visit to the United Kingdom. Last Friday, hundreds of thousands of people in the ... Read More

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    Trade wars

    After tariffs amounting to $34 billion by the US on Chinese goods last week, a trade war between the US and China has begun. Oil prices and stock mark... Read More

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    Token gesture

    Despite a new law passed by parliament last year under which all political parties were to allocate at least five percent of tickets on general seats ... Read More

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    Out on bail

    Former SSP Rao Anwar, long known by the moniker of ‘encounter specialist’, had managed to survive multiple suspensions and years of suspic... Read More

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    The Iran deal

    For once, world powers have stood up to the US by challenging its decision to scrap the nuclear deal with Iran. Britain, France, Germany, Russia and C... Read More

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    Rise in petroleum prices

    Easy as it is to fault the caretaker government for increasing petroleum prices for the second time in a month, there is plenty of blame to go around.... Read More

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    Trump?s hatred

    As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump’s popularity was largely based on xenophobia. He appealed to the white Republican base by demonising m... Read More

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    Trade wars

    The expected trade war between the US and China is coming to fruition after US President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 10 percent tariff on $200... Read More

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    No more rights

    The US, a country that till a few days back was busy snatching children away from their parents and locking them up in cages, is withdrawing from the ... Read More

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    Children in cages

    In Nazi Germany, the state concocted the policy of Lebensborn as a way of ensuring the ‘racial’ purity of Germany and any lands it conquer... Read More

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    Trump-Kim summit

    Less than a year ago, as US President Donald Trump was threatening to rain down “fire and fury” on North Korea and North Korean leader Kim... Read More

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    G-7 chaos

    The G-7 summit in Quebec last week was the perfect illustration of how the election of Donald Trump as US president has upset the traditional global p... Read More

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    Projections

    It has become a truth universally acknowledged that economic projections presented by the government need to be taken with a large heaping of salt. Ev... Read More

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    Syrian conflict

    There are many actors to blame for the humanitarian disaster that has befallen Syria since the outbreak of the civil war in 2011, starting, of course,... Read More

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    GB and the federation

    The Gilgit-Baltistan Order 2018, which was promulgated by the local government last week, was meant to complete the process of granting all constituti... Read More

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    Sialkot attack

    By now we should have learned that appeasement only emboldens extremists. After years of tolerating – and even stoking – hatred against mi... Read More

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    Shameful

    The shameful display by PTI leader Naeemul Haq, where he slapped the PML-N’s Daniyal Aziz during a talk show, showed our politics in the worst p... Read More

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    Arrests in the kingdom

    The recently rekindled hope that Saudi Arabia will open up to women is fast losing steam. With only weeks left before the lifting of the official proh... Read More

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    Raped refugees

    The children of the Rohingya genocide have begun to enter the world in refugee camps in Bangladesh. Most of their mothers raped by Burmese soldiers, a... Read More

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    The tax net

    The tax amnesty scheme included by the government in the last budget included a controversial plan to allow those who do not file income tax returns t... Read More

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    Malaysian politics

    The recent elections in Malaysia have led to the second coming of Mahathir Mohamad, the father of modern Malaysia, at the age of 92. This time he has ... Read More

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    Palestinian bodies

    On Tuesday, tens of thousands of Palestinians attended the funerals of 58 of their own who were killed in (yet) another brazen display of armed forces... Read More

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    Palestinian resistance

    It is surely no coincidence that the US has planned the inauguration of its Israeli embassy in Jerusalem just one day before Palestinians mark the 70t... Read More

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    As Palestine protests

    Tensions in occupied Palestine have been rising as Israel has continued to barricade the entry of thousands of Palestinians past the Gaza fence. Pales... Read More

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    Lebanon elections

    The results are in after the first election in Lebanon in nine years. While it is still unclear who will form government, the coverage has focused on ... Read More

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    A disastrous departure

    The nuclear deal with Iran of 2015 was the signature diplomatic achievement of the last decade. It required years of negotiation between Iran, the US,... Read More

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    Continuous intolerance

    Captain Safdar has never disguised his bigotry. The PML-N parliamentarian has a long history of making inflammatory statements against minority groups... Read More

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    Fata reforms

    For all its talk about finally giving the people of Fata equal rights and protection under the constitution, the PML-N government has spent precious l... Read More

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    Another IS attack

    The Islamic State once again struck the capital of Afghanistan, after at least 31 people were killed on Monday in twin suicide bombings in a central p... Read More

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    Deals and deadlines

    Only a day after issuing a joint call with US President Donald Trump for a more wide-ranging deal with Iran, French President Emmanuel Macron backtrac... Read More

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    Making history

    For almost 65 years, North and South Korea have been each other’s sworn enemies. The Korean War, little known in our context, never ended despit... Read More

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    Korea?s path to peace

    Less than a week before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is scheduled to hold a historic meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the DMZ, he... Read More

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    Warm waters

    The problem of climate change is one the world is growing increasingly familiar with, even if there continues to be a lack of awareness and even denia... Read More

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    Security of judges

    Reports of gunfire outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Ijazul Ahsan in Lahore separately on Sunday morning and the night before serve as a chill... Read More

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    As Syria spirals

    The Syria crisis is spiralling out of control in terms of its impact on global politics. Not that it will get any better or worse for the Syrian peopl... Read More

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    Justice for Asifa

    It is a truism of war that the aggressor ends up dehumanising the occupied. They see those who they are brutalising as lesser beings who exist only to... Read More

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    The cost of clarity

    The Supreme Court judgment on Friday, ruling that any person disqualified under Article 62 (1)(f) would be barred for life will inevitably have a cruc... Read More

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    Perpetual war

    The Syria question is one that keeps coming back to the international community. This time, there are serious concerns that a chemical weapons attack ... Read More

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    Budget forecasts

    With the next year’s fiscal budget coming closer by the day, speculation is rife on how the outgoing government will set the terms for it. What ... Read More

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    Trade wars

    When US President Donald Trump announced – via a tweet, as is his wont – that he would be imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports h... Read More

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    Amnesty questions

    Will the new tax reform policy announced by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday be the panacea the country needs? The question will be ans... Read More

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    Kunduz attack

    The air attack at a religious school in the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz is yet another heartbreaking example of why it has become impossib... Read More

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    Israel and the prince

    In the midst of a US PR tour, where he has met with Hollywood executives and the Wall Street elite, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and de facto rul... Read More

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    Freedom under threat

    It seems the shadows have struck the Jang/Geo group once again, leading to what is essentially a blackout of the news channel around the country. For ... Read More

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    No one?s people

    One of the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis – the Rohingya genocide and exodus from Myanmar – continues to be forgotten behind th... Read More

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    Deadly occupation

    On Friday, the people of Gaza began what was meant to be a six-week protest called the Great Return March. It was meant to raise international awarene... Read More

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    Carnage in Kashmir

    India’s brutally violent occupation of Kashmir took yet another deadly turn on Sunday as at least 20 people were killed and another 200 injured ... Read More

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    Votes for women

    After over four years of being deprived of their right to vote, women in Upper Dir were able to cast their ballots in local government by-elections he... Read More

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