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Time to clean up coastal mess

Coastal Cleanup Day was observed on Sept 16 with many forums advocating keeping the beaches, and coastal life safe by safeguarding our oceans and marine resources form pollution. It is worrying to note that every year thousands of tons of garbage winds up in the oceans, with 60% of that …

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Rearing its ugly head again

The monster of inflation has roared its ugly head again. In the post-Eid scenario prices of food items have registered a great increase. This latest uptick in inflation should be a matter of concern for policymakers as it is a kind of regressive tax and has a very negative impact …

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No respite from violence for Hazaras

Hardly a month passes by without an attack on Shia Muslim Hazara community members in Balochistan. In latest incident, gunmen killed four members of a Shia Muslim Hazara family, in the latest apparent sectarian attack on the minority community. Two men on a motorcycle opened fire on a family of …

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A bleak scenario persists

Once again Pakistan’s reliance on world donor agencies for bailout packages is in the news and it is said that Pakistan may need another bail-out from the IMF. This situation points to our worsening economic scenario. There is no respite from the depleting foreign exchange reserves. Last month, they fell …

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The killer beaches: what can be done?

In recent months, a number of deaths have occurred at the Hawksbay but the tragedy of last week in which 12 members of one family were drowned should convince the concerned authorities about the urgent need to have proper and adequate rescue measures at all the sea beaches of the …

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A significant movement for Pak cricket

Jubilation is in the air as the International Cricket Council’s World XI players have arrived in Pakistan for the much-anticipated three-match T20 series against Pakistan which kicks off today at Gaddafi Stadium. The star-studded team, led by South Africa’s Faf du Plessis, was welcomed by PCB chairman Najam Sethi at …

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Tall claims, no work

It is very unfortunate that despite tall claims by the PTI government in KP, its actions and deeds did not match what it claims. The latest educational data of the KP government is a case in point. In fact, experts have termed this educational date a questionable and unacceptable. They …

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Time to move ahead on sensitive issues

Last week, a report Gender and Violence in Urban Pakistan on gender and violence in urban Pakistan was launched which has dwelt on various important issues regarding the urban violence scenario. Does there exist a connection between frustrated gendered expectations and violence in Pakistan? Apparently so, reveals the research report. …

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