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PTI’s move to shelter barbarism

The irony with the PTI is that it often makes claims but the reality speaks otherwise. The recent fissures within the party ranks particularly the allegations of the party MPAs Ayesha Gulalai against party chief Imran Khan and now that of Dawar Khan Kundi are just two cases in point. …

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Conflicting situation for Karachiites

With more than 700 new motorcycles entering the mainstream traffic every day in the city, the number of bikes in Karachi has risen to over 2.7 million, thus increasing traffic problems in the metropolis which is already battling with worsening public transport system. At a recent meeting of the Sindh …

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Still a daunting challenge

The Universal Children’s’ Day observed globally on November 20 shed enough light on the plight of the children worldwide. In our country, the situation of child rights is in shambles. Pakistan offers worse conditions for children than any other country in South Asia, partially because the government has failed to …

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Wana in the news again

As reported, the Commander Nazir Group, a Wana-based Taliban faction, is, under the guise of a local peace committee, attempting to ban social and cultural activities in parts of the agency and restrict women’s movement. The measures hearken back to the early days of the Taliban takeover in various parts …

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And now the grisly chapter of killings

The bullet-riddled bodies of five more people found on Saturday in Balochistan, in the same area where 15 bodies were discovered three days earlier. The five migrants whose corpses were found in the district of Ketch near the Iranian border had been killed two days ago. As with the previous …

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Crackdown against street criminals

There is an unprecedented rise in street crimes in the metropolis in recent months. Most citizens of Karachi have either been held up at gunpoint themselves, or have friends or family members who have gone through this terrifying ordeal. In fact, muggers do not have the slightest compunction in pulling …

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Price spiral embarrassing for rulers

The biggest failure of the present government has been on the prices front. A comparison of prices over the period of four years would show that prices of almost all essential commodities have shot up sharply during the period making life of the common man more difficult than ever. A …

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Easy prey for traffickers

The bodies of 15 laborers travelling in Turbat area of Balochistan with plans to cross the border into Iran on their way to Europe is painful reflection on the menace of human trafficking, who play havoc with lives of innocent people. As reported, the human trafficker received Rs300,000 from each …

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A matter of grave concern

The way the religious parties protest has jeopardized the business activities and routine life in the capital is a matter of serious concern. Vexed by a prolonged sit-in at the Faizabad intersection in the capital by activists of religious groups, which has led the administration to close major roads by …

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