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Impact of biometric verification

    Impact of biometric verification

    While dropping the broadest hint yet that electronic voting machines (EVMs) and biometric verification machines will probably not be used in the 2018 general elections, the country’s poll supervisory body has counted some of the glitches that prevent it from operating these machines in the election process. For instance, the voting machines failed

    Returning refugees

      Returning refugees

      The departure of Afghan refugees from Peshawar and different areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province has its drawbacks as well. A number of trades and businesses that this community managed or ran are coming to an end. A recent article in this newspaper suggested that almost 90 per cent of the Afghan refugees who used to deal in antiques and

      Pakistani media’s misplaced priorities

        Pakistani media’s misplaced priorities

        The Pakistani media follows a certain template. Pick any newspaper in the morning or tune in to any news channel in the evening, stories related to politics always make it to the front pages and primetime news bulletins. Read articles in any newspaper or watch any talk show on TV, only one issue dominates — politics.

        It is true that there is never

        Treatment of women in Pakistan

          Treatment of women in Pakistan

          Pakistan does not treat its women well. This can be attributed to two traditions the country has inherited. One, women’s poor status is common in the Muslim world. They are segregated and don’t have access to the government supplied social services that equal those available to the male population. There is no better example of this than the att

          Thank you, Syedna

            Thank you, Syedna

            This week, I met a couple from South Africa outside one of Karachi’s favourite restaurants – BBQ Tonite. They were members of the Dawoodi Bohra community, as was evident from their appearance, and had come to attend the Ashara Mubaraka. It was a pleasure talking to them as they were quite keen to know more about the city that was hosting t

            Uncalled-for criticism

              Uncalled-for criticism

              KARACHI: The social media keyboard warriors have been outraged by Pakistani actor Mahira Khan smoking a cigarette with Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor. After the pictures of the two were released, people couldn’t tolerate how a Pakistan woman could smoke while wearing a short dress. Although it’s 2017 and one really shouldn’t be educating peopl

              No more accountability?

                No more accountability?

                KARACHI: In Pakistan, governments have always used their respective tenures to do nothing but to remove laws or constitutional clauses that could be possibly played against them or their regimes. On September 22nd, a similar situation was faced by the opposition in the Senate when its proposal relating to a bill that sought to bar anyone who

                Free Kaavan

                  Free Kaavan

                  ISLAMABAD: Animal rights in Pakistan is rarely given importance as our preconceived notions of how one should treat animals are shaped by our misunderstanding of being ‘great’ by only providing them food and shelter without tending to their need for human affection and support. This is exactly why despite numerous news reports and calls by ani

                  Indecent behaviour

                    Indecent behaviour

                    KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines doesn’t shy away from media. This is why after every few months they are in the news. The male staff of the national carrier has reportedly been denied stay at one of UK’s hotel. The reason: their behaviour towards female guests of the hotel.

                    According to a news report, female guests at the hotel

                    Ishaq Dar to be indicted on Sept 27

                      PHOTO: WIKIPEDIA

                      ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Monday appeared before an accountability court to record his statement in connection with “investigations against him for the accumulation of assets and funds beyond known sources of income”.

                      The court, while supplying copies of the reference and other material consisting of 23 volumes to Dar,

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