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Budget 2017-18: a lollipop

Everybody knows that the budget 2017 is the last budget document presented by this government. As such the rulers tried their best to impress upon the masses but despite a lot of promises made in the budget document, experts doubt the schemes will be implemented either. A lot of promises …

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Targets missed yet again

The government has completed four years in power. The election year will soon be upon us but the irony is that the government has miserably failed to come up to the expectation of the masses as it utterly failed to achieve the targets and fulfill the promises it made in …

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Fata merger victim of Govt apathy

The ongoing retreat on Fata reforms is a matter of concern. In fact, all this goes against the very notion of mainstreaming the deeply troubled tribal areas. Just imagine, the reforms package announced with fanfare in August last year has fizzled out but experts warn that ignoring the political reforms …

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Bank heists on the rise

There has been a spate of bank robberies in the city in the past few months. The pattern has been similar and in most of the cases the robbers got away unscathed with big amounts of money. The police has failed to respond to these raids adequately which seems to …

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A case in point

It is a strange phenomenon that on one hand, the PTI government claims to have declared education emergency in the KP province, while on the other, it is closing down schools on one pretext or the other. A case in point is a recent decision of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government …

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Pakistan should move with care

The situation arising out of the US president Donald Trump visit to Saudi Arabia is quite challenging for Pakistan. On the one hand, Pakistan is a close friend of Saudi Arabia while on the hand; Iran too is a Muslim country and also a neighbor. In such a situation, Pakistan …

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Questions on Kalbushan

In the wake of the vital importance of the Kalbushan case, it would be appropriate for the government to convene a session of the parliament and answer questions about this vital matter on the floor of the house. Whatever the government spokesmen may say, they cannot deny that the ICJ …

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No respite for the weaker ones

There seems to be no respite for Pakistani women from honour killing. Last week as many as three women were killed in a week in the city. Not only Karachi, similar cases were reported from other parts of the city. Earlier, in Faisalabad, three women were killed for honour in …

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An act of extreme embarrassment

One wonders where our state owned enterprises are heading to. From PIA to Steel Mills to Railway, all are in doldrums, reason being government apathy. While Steel Mills is replete with financial problems due to government apathy, the PIA too like other PSEs is running in deficit. But what is …

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