Regularisation of Katchi Abadis, an ill-advised decision

 Editorial The decision of the Sindh government to regularise five Katchi Abadis in the city is violative of the policy decision of the government whereby a cut off date of March 1985 was declared after which no Katchi Abadi was to be allowed. Katchi Abadis besides being illegal entities, create more problems for Karachi than they solve. A recent case More...

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By admin On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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At last, the US engages in Syria

By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed A 30,000-strong Syrian border force is being set up east of the Syrian Euphrates, bordering southern Turkey and northern Iraq. Syrian Kurds comprise half the army, with the remainder made More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Ad industry can help fix the ‘antisocial’ media epidemic

By Tarek Ayntrazi The media and advertising industry has a unique opportunity to assert its role in influencing and regulating the type of content that appears on our screens. Advertising played a crucial role in More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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US sanctions will check Iranian regime’s ambitions

By Dr. Majid Rafizadeh President Donald Trump has set an ultimatum to address and fix the “disastrous flaws” in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — aka the Iran nuclear deal — in an attempt More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Depriving women of the right to vote

Editorial It is very unfortunate that despite lot of hue and cry from the HR activists and the civil society, in some parts of the country, women are still barred from the rights to vote. Once again last month, More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
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Trade deal with the brother Islamic country

 Editorial At time, when the country is faced with serious economic crisis, the likely deal regarding trade ties with the SA will be a welcome augury.  As per available reports, the government is developing a More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
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Saudi government largesse sends economists back to the drawing board

By Frank Kane THE armies of economists who produced reams of analysis of the Saudi Arabia budget for 2018 back in December need not have bothered. Within weeks, their calculations have been turned upside down by More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
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Waiting for the dawn of a new day for women’s rights

By Asma I. Abdulmalik It took Hollywood to finally bring abuse against women to everyone’s attention. Last week, many stars took a stance by wearing all black at the Golden Globes in a striking and symbolic show More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
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US is leading the way in challenging Iran

By Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg US President Donald Trump has given the Iran nuclear deal a “last chance” and for the final time waived sanctions related to its nuclear program. If the agreement’s “disastrous flaws” More...

By admin On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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Common man: running from pillar to post

Editorial Fuel prices have been hiked beyond capacity. Pandering to populist slogans alone on the latest upward revision in petroleum products may help opposition parties gain some public support, but such posturing More...