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  • Dawn Editorials 4th April 2023

    Dawn Editorials 4th April 2023

    Verdict due WHAT new turn will the Supreme Court saga take today? A three-member bench of the Supreme Court is due to announce its verdict in the elections delay case, but the case’s proceedings were dogged by so much drama and controversy till the very end that no stakeholder will realistically be expecting the matter…

  • Dawn Editorials 3rd April 2023

    Dawn Editorials 3rd April 2023

    Stock market decline PAKISTAN’S slumping stock market continues to test the resolve of investors. That the PSX upheld its unenviable position as one of the worst performing stock markets in the world during the first quarter of the present year to March should not come as a surprise to the investors, who should actually brace…

  • Dawn Editorials 2nd April 2023

    Dawn Editorials 2nd April 2023

    Flying out OUR aviation industry is once again in the midst of a crisis. The slashing of pilots’ salaries and a steep increase in taxation during a period of high costs means their disposable incomes have taken a huge hit. Recently, the Senate Standing Committee on Aviation was told that 15 pilots had left the…

  • Dawn Editorials 1st April 2023

    Dawn Editorials 1st April 2023

    Airports in private hands THE government decision to ‘outsource’ the operations and land assets of the three main airports in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad is a welcome development, and anticipates a significantly large investment from Qatar. That the government has decided to transfer these airports to private operators through public-private partnership, instead of going for…

  • Dawn Editorials 31th March 2023

    Dawn Editorials 31th March 2023

    A step forward ALTHOUGH her post is temporary at the moment, Justice Musarrat Hilali has nevertheless made history by being nominated as the first female chief justice of the Peshawar High Court. She will hold the position of acting chief justice until her nomination is — hopefully — confirmed by the Judicial Commission of Pakistan.…

  • Dawn Editorials 30th March 2023

    Dawn Editorials 30th March 2023

    Democracy summit THE second US-sponsored Summit for Democracy, which is currently underway, offers a small glimpse of the tough choices countries will have to make as America and the West step up their geopolitical confrontation against China, Russia and their allies. Though Pakistan was invited to the event, the country politely declined to attend, with…

  • Dawn Editorials 29th March 2023

    Dawn Editorials 29th March 2023

    A grave hazard IN these stressful times, all distractions are welcome. According to a recent report, carried by this paper, the Pakistan National Heart Association — curiously abbreviated as ‘Panah’ — has asked the country’s electronic media regulator to ban all coverage of the honourable Sheikh Rashid Ahmed. Apparently, the former federal minister is an…

  • Dawn Editorials 28th March 2023

    Dawn Editorials 28th March 2023

    HDT chief’s detention RATHER than lending a sympathetic ear to the people of Balochistan, the state’s response more often than not is to yield a big stick. This has certainly been the response to the Haq Do Tehreek’s protests in Gwadar and other parts of Makran. The HDT’s leader, Maulana Hidayatur Rehman, has been in…

  • Dawn Editorials 27th March 2023

    Dawn Editorials 27th March 2023

    Nur Jehan’s suffering FOR years, she was a star attraction for children visiting the Karachi Zoo who delighted in taking rides on her back. But Nur Jehan’s existence has been a pitiful one, and particularly so in recent years when the 17-year-old African elephant has been afflicted by one ailment after another. For two months,…

  • Dawn Editorials 26th March 2023

    Dawn Editorials 26th March 2023

    Life-changing chatbot… THE arrival and impressive performance of the generative artificial intelligence chatbot, ChatGPT has left the world stunned, but also wary of its impact. The chatbot is indeed remarkable — an all-knowing bot that can provide text-based responses to questions about complicated science, fulfil requests to write college-level essays, and much more. Such an…

  • Dawn Editorials 25th March 2023

    Dawn Editorials 25th March 2023

    Covid-19 on the rise IN a development that ought to be watched closely by the authorities, Covid-19 infections saw a sudden increase in a span of 24 hours, with 168 new cases detected. It has pushed the national positivity rate to 3pc — the highest since September 2022 — with cities like Karachi and Islamabad…

  • Dawn Editorials 24th March 2023

    Dawn Editorials 24th March 2023

    TB prevention IF Pakistan is to achieve the target of effectively ending the tuberculosis epidemic in the country by 2035, as stated by the National TB Control Programme in its mission statement, sustained efforts are required to eliminate this communicable disease. And as we mark World TB Day today, it is a good opportunity to…

  • Dawn Editorials 23th March 2023

    Dawn Editorials 23th March 2023

    No interest HOW high must promised returns be to encourage foreign investors to divert their dollars to Pakistan? Apparently, even an eye-watering 21pc is not enough. The yields on treasury bills are currently better than the rates being offered in India and Bangladesh, but it appears they’re still not sufficient to convince foreign investors to…

  • Dawn Editorials 22th March 2023

    Dawn Editorials 22th March 2023

    Iraq’s wounds TWO decades after the US military machine — aided by the ‘Coalition of the Willing’ — stormed into Iraq, that ancient land has yet to recover from the trauma. The ostensible justification for this unjustifiable war was Saddam Hussein’s so-called weapons of mass destruction, which were never found. Yet perhaps amongst the actual…

  • Dawn Editorials 21th March 2023

    Dawn Editorials 21th March 2023

    Afghan funding cut AS the world grapples with multiple crises, the miseries of the people of Afghanistan seem to have been relegated to the margins. According to the UN’s World Food Programme, rations are being cut for millions of Afghans due to a funding shortfall. As it is, the impoverished, isolated nation is heavily dependent…

  • Dawn Editorials 20th March 2023

    Dawn Editorials 20th March 2023

    A thrilling finish IT was a Pakistan Super League final that had everything: thrills and spills, enthralling drama and a tantalisingly close finish. A game that went to the wire was won by a solitary run by Lahore Qalandars who created history by becoming the first repeat champions of the glitzy T20 tournament. Their skipper,…

  • Dawn Editorials 19th March 2023

    Dawn Editorials 19th March 2023

    Polio case PAKISTAN has faced another setback in its ongoing struggle to eradicate polio from the country. A three-year-old boy, a resident of Bannu, has been diagnosed with 2023’s first officially reported poliovirus case. At the moment, it is not clear whether the child had been inoculated or not. A National Emergency Operations Centre for…

  • Dawn Editorials 18th March 2023

    Dawn Editorials 18th March 2023

    Food concerns THE forecast that Pakistan and the drought-hit regions of northern and central India are facing lower food output because of less-than-normal rainfall in the second half of the year comes as yet another warning that agricultural production is under severe threat due to climate change. The latter manifests itself through surging temperatures, changing…