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    Karachi Situation And Way Forward

  • Parliament to finalise way forward over Trump threat

    ISLAMABAD: A joint session of parliament will finalise the way forward in the aftermath of US President Donald Trump’s threat to Pakistan...

    Mr Abbasi described it as a critical issue and said the federal cabinet deliberated on it for three hours on Tuesday and the NSC discussed the matter for some four hours...

  • Only way forward

    In the absence of conclusive evidence one way or the other, one can’t say whether the IG was right or wrong...

    The one question still left to ponder is that Balochistan, including its capital, has been on fire more or less since the killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti in 2006 and the CPEC is a brand new (ie this year’s) development...

  • Extra bowler the way forward for Kohli

    MUMBAI: The biggest change made by India captain Virat Kohli since taking over from Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the inclusion of an extra bowler, and while it is too early to judge if the strategy will pay off in the long run, he intends to give it every chance...

    Kohli was named captain after Dhoni retired from the five-day format during the series in Australia last year, and India’s one-off match in Bangladesh, which ended in a draw on...

  • Financial inclusion — a way forward

    ONE of the main hurdles in extending financial inclusion has been to increase the outreach of financial services to low-density areas and low-income populations, as this is deemed to be not financially sustainable under traditional banking models and corresponding regulatory requirements...

    Thus, they are more vulnerable to external shocks and their cash flows are uncertain...

  • The way forward

    Even in this day and age, performance evaluation remains at the discretion of individuals...

    Mostly, they are generic in nature and hardly separate the wheat from the chaff, although 2015 was marked by some noteworthy e-governance initiatives in Pakistan...

  • Pakistan’s provincial water disputes: a way forward

    It is based largely upon the historical use of water by the provinces; Punjab 47%, Sindh 42% Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 8% and Baluchistan 3%...

    The Accord was signed into effect 25 years ago on 21 March 1991 and is the most significant piece of water legislation in Pakistan after the Indus Waters Treaty, which is an agreement on sharing of waters between India and Pakistan...

  • ‘Aesthetic approach of Islam is the way forward’

    KARACHI: In an attempt to deconstruct negative stereotypes about Islam that are rampant in popular discourse, there is an urgent need to understand and propagate it from an aesthetic approach, said Harvard scholar Prof Ali Asani during his talk at Habib University on Friday...

    While highlighting the importance of religious and cultural literacy in a cosmopolitan world, Prof Asani gave a nuanced perspective to the differences that set...

  • Way forward

    I RECENTLY attended the prominent Chaophraya India-Pakistan track II dialogue, going in predicting that it would be consumed by point-scoring and grandstanding...

    The Line of Control has been hot for some time; the issue of Indian interference in Pakistan has been all over our media; and India has been bearish on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and Pakistan’s involvement in Afghanistan...

  • IMF or no IMF: which way forward?

    Prime Minister Imran Khan has already told the nation how he sees today’s Pakistan and where he wants to take it in the next five years...

    But in the first month of the current fiscal year, our overall balance of payments turned negative with a gap of $582 million and a monthly current account deficit of $2...

  • Way forward

    Meanwhile, around the same time, the Supreme Court ordered upscale private schools to furnish audit reports, and formed a committee to be headed by the federal ombudsman, aiming to find a solution to the issue of exorbitant fees that parents — customers — have in recent years been protesting against in many of the larger cities...

    The problem is that many customers of private education networks feel that the institutions raise fees...

  • The only way forward

    And how are we responding? With the customary red herring...

    The answer? Roll back or drastically check the flow of resources to the provinces; rethink the 18th Amendment and even hark back to presidential rule that was abandoned nearly half a century back, but not before truncating the federation...

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