Opeds editorial

PM’s Saudi visit

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have long enjoyed cordial relations based on the high reverence we accord to them but ties have been restrained in recent months. The prime minister’s arrival in the Kingdom is an attempt to revive mutual cooperation

Europe’s Religious Pawns

Almost 178 years ago, German philosopher and economist Karl Marx once famously wrote: ‘religion is the opium of the people’. This oft-quoted remark of his sought to express religion as an institution dependent upon the economic realities of society. For

Will Tarin succeed?

The underlying question on everyone’s mind remains: Will Shaukat Tarin succeed? The prime minister brought a new finance minister – his fourth since the government was formed – and seems to hold him in high regard. Will Tarin succeed in

Diplomat’s accountability

Diplomats serving in foreign mission abroad are some of the most esteemed civil servants but they have often remained immune from disciplinary action. There are numerous incidents by Pakistani expatriates and citizens traveling abroad when embassies have not helped them

Lengthy Eid holidays

The festive of Eid-ul-Fitr is a joyous occasion which we celebrate with our loved ones. However, for the second year in a row, we will be spending the day rather differently under unusual circumstances as we are still amidst the