Crushing the media

BLACK day. Witch-hunt. Silencing dissent. The outrage against the government’s plan to introduce media tribunals — special courts to expeditiously handle media-related complaints — generated the usual tropes deployed... Read more »

Lawmakers urge Trump to engage Pakistan and India at UN meeting

WASHINGTON: US lawmakers are urging the Trump administration to engage both Indian and Pakistani prime ministers during the UN General Assembly in New York next week and to find... Read more »

Taxation: A way forward

I DON’T believe there can be a way forward on our taxation problem unless taxpayers are given a fair and patient hearing and their concerns are allayed in a... Read more »

I have fine rapport with Misbah, great to have Babar as deputy: Sarfraz

SARFRAZ Ahmed addresses a press conference at the UBL Sports Complex on Saturday.—Tahir Jamal/White Star KARACHI: Pakistan’s One-day and T20 captain Sarfraz Ahmed on Saturday said he is focussing... Read more »

US lawmakers urge Trump to mediate between Pakistan and India

WASHINGTON: Key US Senators and Congressmen are now urging President Donald Trump to play a constructive role in helping resolve Kashmir and other underlying disputes between Pakistan and India.... Read more »

Opposition accuses Johnson of lying to Queen over Brexit

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied on Thursday that he had lied to Queen Elizabeth over the reasons for suspending the British parliament after a court ruled his... Read more »

US urges India to engage with Kashmiri leaders

WASHINGTON: The US State Department has urged India to resume political engagement with Kashmiri leaders and schedule promised elections in their occupied region as soon as possible. On Monday,... Read more »

Cautious Ramiz backs Misbah, urges team to be aggressive

KARACHI: While terming recently appointed head coach-cum-chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq as a ‘safe and sensible asset’, Ramiz Raja insists Pakistan needs to shed old approach and embrace aggression which has... Read more »

Saudi king appoints son as energy minister

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Sunday replaced the energy minister with one of his sons, state media said, in a major shakeup as the OPEC kingpin reels from... Read more »

Govt decides to restore old gas tariff for tandoors

LAHORE: Facing severe public criticism over price hike of several items of daily use, including rotis and naans, the federal government decided on Saturday to restore old gas tariff... Read more »