News & Politics »

[16 Dec 2006 | Comments Off | ]
Years of Reporting Dangerously

The hype of a free press cannot mask the deadly statistics of a growing band of journalists who have paid with their lives for reporting the truth in the past six years.

Editorial, Opinion »

[10 Dec 2006 | Comments Off | ]

The government’s public relations cell in Islamabad, assigned the task of deflecting criticism and projecting Pakistan’s soft image, is taking its job very seriously.

Opinion, Viewpoint »

[9 Dec 2006 | Comments Off | ]
What’s Next?

The Democrats’ push for withdrawal from Iraq, far from being a solution, is likely to deepen the quagmire that already exists.

News & Politics »

[8 Dec 2006 | Comments Off | ]
The Other Side of the Gallows

Was justice served with the commutation of the death sentence and release of Mirza Tahir Hussain?

News & Politics »

[7 Dec 2006 | Comments Off | ]
Missing in Custody

After years of accusations of illegal arrests, the government continues to deny any involvement in the cases of hundreds of missing people in Balochistan.

Business »

[5 Dec 2006 | Comments Off | ]
The Big Cover-Up?

The much-hyped American forensic report on the Karachi Stock Exchange crash has absolved all the big players, creating even more controversy.

Arts & Culture »

[3 Dec 2006 | Comments Off | ]
The World at Your Doorstep

nfrastructure limitations aside, the World Performing Arts Festival, showcasing 400 international artistes, provided a veritable feast for Lahore’s culture-hungry audiences.

Arts & Culture, Books, People, Q & A »

[2 Dec 2006 | Comments Off | ]
Interview: William Dalrymple

“Several commentators in the western media who write on Islam know little about it,” says author William Dalrymple.
On his recent trip to Pakistan, this time for the launch of his latest book, The Last Mughal – once again courtesy The Citizens Foundation – William Dalrymple made himself available for a brief question and answer session, in the midst of signing books for buyers, and answering telephone calls. Excerpts from the interview…