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Flaws in HEC system

Recently, scores of jobless and contractually employed PhD degree holders staged a protest demonstration outside the Higher Education Commission (HEC) building. The protesters, who completed their doctorate degrees under the HEC scholarship schemes recently, said they were suffering a lot because of the ineffective job placement policy of the commission. …

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Volatility takes toll on the stocks

Market uncertainty is still prevailing and if the stocks are to be taken as an indicator for political preferences, then the over 2,000 point dip in the KSE-100 index seems to suggest that investors are worried about the current political crisis surrounding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Most stocks hit the …

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Indian aggression in full swing

In a latest incident, the Pakistan Army soldier and two civilians were martyred on Wednesday after Indian troops opened unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC). The incident also critically injured two soldiers and five civilians. A spike in violence over the weekend along the Line of Control continued …

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Pathetic show indeed!

Pakistan women cricket team showed extremely poor performance in the ICC Women World Cup 2017 and ended its run on Saturday last with not a single win in the mega event. Though they were not among the favourites at the World Cup, yet no one expected them to lose seven …

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Mind your language

The irresponsible comments of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan about political opponents not only hurts the victims but also shows his mentality of looking down upon others. His recent comment is that about former Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Naz Baloch, who has joined the PPP. A video doing rounds …

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Open debate need of the hour

There is no denying that CPEC is the greatest game changer for Pakistan but at the same time it cannot be denied that the project needs to be more transparent and every aspect should be made public so that some apprehension in the minds of the smaller provinces can be …

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Govt apathy to rain casualties

It’s very unfortunate the rain casualties have reached as many as 74 in a span of just few weeks while the concerned authorities are confined to issuing of mere warning. The reality is that these deaths could be attributed to the unprepared of the government and other concerned authorities who …

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Continued militancy

Last week saw two back-to-back incidents of terrorism in Balochistan. Four policemen were shot dead by unidentified assailants in Quetta’s Killi Deba area on Thursday last. Superintendent of Police Quaidabad Mubarak Shah was among the four martyred police personnel in what police said was an act of targeted killing. Jamaatul …

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Grim figures and saddening facts

It is seldom realized by our people that one of the major reasons behind the ever increasing social and economic problems faced by them is the absence of any control on population in the country. According to a statement issued by the Pakistan Medical Association on the World Population Day, …

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