Status quo or change

ISLAMABAD — The capital is once again gripped by fevered speculation. The new round of rumours was fuelled further by a statement from Prime Minister Imran Khan, who termed the next three months as crucial. The premier’s…

Talking with the Taliban

Prime Minister Imran Khan made an important revelation in an interview to a Turkish television news network Friday that the government is in talks with some factions of the Taliban. The talks are being carried out in Afghanistan, the prime…

The gathering storm

The trajectory of Pakistan-US relations has never run smooth. It is a relationship that has seen constant crests and troughs. The bilateral ties are described often as transactional, with deep-rooted antipathy and mistrust. The last brief…

Noor’s unimaginable tragedy

The capital is in the throes of grim crime news. Just weeks after the horrific news of the rape and sexual assault of a couple by a local gangster, news about the gruesome murder of Noor Mukadam, 27, has shaken the city and the rest of the…

The celebrity Twitter civil servant

The verbal clash between Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, the special assistant to the chief minister of Punjab, and an assistant commissioner in Sialkot the other day has touched a raw nerve across different sections of the society. Twitter was…

Sharif’s latest push

Nawaz Sharif was coy when reporters in London asked him about the plans for the All Parties Conference. Sharif briefly responded that the queries would be answered on the day of the opposition huddle. He was holding the cards close to his…

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