Tribune's take on the year that was

Beginning in the shadow of a deposed premier and leading to a new political party in power, 2018 has been a pivotal year for Pakistan. We have witnessed a landmark election and our second democratic transition to a new government, mired with violence and growing pains. As we look back, there is much that stands out amongst the political developments: matrimony, music, the beginnings of a national consciousness around sexual violence, dams and the death of significant public figures. Here is Tribune’s Take on the year that was.

Top Pakistani songs of 2018

Jury gives their verdict on songs of the year

Top stories of 2018

We take a look at some of the top developments of the year

2018 marked by economic instability

PML-N claimed record growth but subsequent caretaker and PTI govt set off alarm bells

Terror incidents on a decline in 2018

Balochistan witnessed the most number of fatalities, followed by former tribal areas

Reading habits of Pakistanis

We use data from top stories of 2018 to debunk myth about great divide between two platforms

Controversies of the year

As Vidya Balan says in The Dirty Picture, it’s all about “entertainment, entertainment and entertainment.”

A mixed year for the auto sector

Rupee depreciation, curbs on non-filers hit existing players hard, new entrants continue to enjoy benefits

2018 records highest number of Rangers ops

Records show decline in incidents of terrorism, target killing, extortion and kidnappings

Top 5 Pakistani movies of 2018

Five releases that changed course of Pakistani cinema

Foreign policy in the year 2018

Year of change opens opportunities in foreign ties

The year that could have been

What if things had happened differently in 2018?

Grim year for stock market

Market capitalisation goes down $22.2 billion in 2018

10 stories that rocked the world of tech

Technology has been in the limelight in 2018

Imran Khan and Twitter

Here is a quick overview of the premier’s Twitter in 2018

Supreme decisions of 2018

Major decisions were taken by CJP this year

Major political developments

We retrace the stories that impacted global politics

Celebrity weddings that made headlines

Relive the biggest, the most extravagant and memorable weddings from this year

The year we failed our children

We look at five vividly shocking crimes of 2018 that rattled our institutions

PSX witnesses only three IPOs in 2018

Market hopes to see eight new listings next year

Five fashion predictions for 2019

It’s time to focus on the future!

Imran Khan's truth bombs of 2018

Six times the PM of Pakistan spoke nothing but the truth

No respite in violence against women

Pakistan ranked as sixth most unsafe country for women

E-commerce grows in 2018

Experts suggest Alibaba is putting in place complete e-commerce setup

Cricket year 2018 in review

'Sandpaper' scandal overshadowed everything else, Kohli passed 1,000 Test runs

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