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PCB first needs to put its own house in order: Aamir Sohail

LAHORE: While criticising Pakistan Cricket Board’s plan of abolishing departmental cricket teams and confining domestic first-class structure to six teams, former captain Aamir Sohail has urged the PCB to first remove those who have been enjoying sway for making key appointments like chief selector, captain and head coach. “The PCB …

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Economy: policy problems

OVER the past year, the PTI government’s economic focus has been on redressing macroeconomic imbalances. However, there are a host of other policy problems that require honest, competent and decisive decisions. Here are 10 important examples. Reko Diq: The recent $5.9 billion award by the World Bank’s court (ICSID) against Pakistan …

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SMOKERS’ CORNER: THE TRUTH ABOUT PAKISTAN STUDIES

The subject of Pakistan Studies was introduced in the early 1970s. It was first made compulsory in schools and, from the late 1970s onwards, in colleges and universities. Over the years, it has often been lambasted for promoting half truths and — from the 1980s — even religious and racial …

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Students take Islamia College to court over fee increase

PESHAWAR: Two students of the Islamia College University Peshawar have moved the Peshawar High Court against the administration’s decision to increase fee of different classes by 10 per cent insisting the move violates its agreement made with students in 2017. Mohammad Nauman and Mohammad Ijaz filed a joint petition requesting …

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The gloves are off

IN an interview during his recent, much-hyped trip to Washington, Imran Khan claimed that the media in Pakistan is ‘much freer’ than its UK counterpart. Really, Mr Khan? Had this absurd claim been made by a politician who had not travelled much, I would have put it down to sheer …

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Nominations for the 7th Hum Awards are out

The 7th Hum Awards are ready to kick off! The nominations for the award show are out and Hum has made the announcement that the award show will take place on October 5 in Houston USA. Popular shows like Dar si jati hai Sila, Baandi and Suno Chanda have bagged multiple nominations. Take a look …

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Changing view of gender relations

DOMESTIC violence has been an urgent social and public health problem for decades in Pakistan, which has long believed women should bear mental and physical abuse as an unpleasant, if unavoidable, part of marriage. Instead of speaking out against abuse or going to the police, society prefers victims to suffer …

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