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An aurat march in Karachi | @auratmarch2020 | Instagram

Asking for consent is revolutionary in Pakistan. That is why Aurat March is creating ripples

Next time a man asks me why Pakistani women only complain instead of doing something, I will happily shove pictures from the Aurat March in his face.
The Dawn ran a headline which said the London Bridge attacker was of Pakistani origin. | dawn.com

Mob attacks Dawn office for saying London Bridge attacker was of ‘Pakistani’ origin

The Dawn newspaper in its headline had identified Usman Khan, the terrorist who stabbed two people to death on London Bridge last week, as a "UK national of Pakistani origin" unlike many other local dailies.
Lahore smog

The Lahore smog isn’t Indian farmers’ fault alone. Pakistan should look within

The interesting thing about the ‘Lahore Smog’ is that the air pollution situation is neither limited to Lahore nor is it technically smog.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Pakistan’s verbose foreign minister ruined Kashmir case. Imran Khan at UN now the only hope

One doesn’t expect the UN to deliver justice on the horrifying human rights situation in Kashmir. Still, international opinion matters.
India's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru

If Pakistan wants moon landing, it needs to chase Nehru-built culture of science

Credit for India’s Chandrayaan-2 should go to Nehru. If Modi had been first PM, instead of astronomy, India would be pursuing astrology.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan

Kulbhushan Jadhav guilty of crimes in Pakistan & will be treated as per law: Imran Khan

The International Court of Justice has ordered an effective review and reconsideration of Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence by a Pakistan military court.
PTM rally

Asif Ghafoor’s political meddling reinforces perception that Pakistan is being militarised

Curiously, Ghafoor’s warning to Pashtuns has come days after PM Imran Khan publicly endorsed the demands of the movement.

Cyril Almeida, Pakistan’s World Press Freedom Hero who exposed its military-terror nexus

Dawn journalist Cyril Almeida was forced to flee Pakistan after a 2016 report  uncovered the country's contentious military-terrorism ties.
File image of Hameed Haroon, CEO of Dawn Media group | YouTube

Pakistan Army is managing pre-poll process to churn out suitable result: Dawn CEO

In an interview with BBC, Hameed Haroon said a 'massive interruption in the distribution of newspapers' was underway in Pakistan.
Nawaz Sharif

Dawn CEO Hameed Haroon triggers claims of bias after soft talk on Nawaz Sharif in BBC interview

The paper is said to have borne the brunt of an alleged military crackdown on the Pakistan media ahead of the 25 July general election.

On Camera

Budget 2020 is now useless. Modi govt must present a new one

Covid has ensured Modi govt won’t meet 20% growth in tax collection target. That would be a terrible assumption to make in a pandemic-hit economy.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Chinese troops present in sizeable numbers at LAC, India has done what’s needed: Rajnath

Defence Minister says India and China perceive LAC differently, leading to regular jostling; Beijing ‘should seriously deliberate’ and resolve the issue amicably.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.