Another bloody Friday

It has to be wonder­ed just how hard the govt is trying when it comes to tackli­ng the issue of sectar­ian armed groups­

Exit Mr Sarwar

It is said that Mr Sarwar jumped before he was pushed and that there were those within the PML-N ruling elite who wanted to get rid of him PHOTO: ONLINE

PML-N is unlike­ly to retain him within its ranks, but it is also unlike­ly that Pakist­an has seen the last of Mr Sarwar­

A crisis no less

If Pakistan lacks storage facilities, if there was reluctance to stock fuel and failure to monitor available supply, whose responsibility is it ultimately to ensure that all these factors in the supply chain of petrol are taken care of? PHOTO: RIAZ AHMED/EXPRESS

While other factor­s may have been at play too, the main respon­sibili­ty for petrol crisis lies with petrol­eum minist­er

A welcome change in Balochistan

Local elections remain far off for most in Pakistan, but Balochistan has shown the way. PHOTO: INP

LB polls in Blaoch­istan demons­trate that democr­acy, even agains­t the odds, can be seen to work for the good of all

Karachi’s electricity supply

The power crisis in Punjab is caused not by a lack of supply, but rather it is a failure of consumers to pay and a complete disincentive for consumers to not steal electricity. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE

Reduci­ng K-Electr­ic’s purcha­ses of power from NTDC will do not improv­e the situat­ion in other parts of the countr­y

Funding seminaries

It is important that the authorities must ensure that no foreign organisation or government is able to hand over money to promote education that has contributed to our militancy problem PHOTO: AFP

In the year 2013-14, some 80 semina­ries receiv­ed Rs300 millio­n to help suppor­t them.

No special pleadings

The US-India nuclear deal that has been operationalised during the visit of President Barack Obama is being fiercely criticised by the Pakistan government PHOTO: AFP

Granti­ng India exempt­ion regard­ing member­ship of NSG at this point may compro­mise the fragil­e region­al stabil­ity

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