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Daunting challenges ahead

Though the nation is shocked at poor show of the cricket team yet it is hopeful of comeback in the ODI series that get underway yesterday. The defeat against Sri Lanka comes as a rude wake-up call for Pakistan, who are guilty of an extended period of celebration following the …

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The unethical and illegal practice

The current years saw several raids in a renewed cracking down on the unethical and illegal practice of organ trade which is a welcome augury. After the FIA was given the mandate earlier this year to act against organ trade, there is a discernible change in the situation. Recently, the …

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Time to merge FATA with KP

People from the tribal areas along with the representatives of different political parties on Monday gathered in the D-Chowk roundabout near the Red Zone of the federal capital to demand the early merger of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and also calling on the government to …

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Heat waves manifestation of climate change

With the passage of time, the effects of climate change are becoming worst. The heat wave phenomenon is also the manifestation of such effects. Yes, Karachi is once again in grip of heat. Temperature has once again soared high in Karachi. According to climate experts, the city will stay hot …

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In grip of violence again

In recent months, violence has started to increase once again in Balochistan. Yesterday, five people were killed and one injured as unidentified gunmen opened fire at a vehicle on the city’s Kasi Road. The deceased were on way to Hazar Ganji Sabzi Mandi when their vehicle was targeted by the …

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The dilemma of unnecessary imports

In the wake of dwindling economy and downward spiral in exports, the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry has rightly suggested increase in import duty on unnecessary imports and imposition of 100 percent L/C margin on preventable imports to improve the balance of payments situation. Though the government …

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Natural resources being squandered unabated

Unfortunately, across Pakistan, a rich natural inheritance is being squandered – from the markhor and snow leopards in the icy north to the mangroves and marine life along the coastline sparing some conservation efforts. The recent report about how the Pinus halepensis species, otherwise known as the Quetta pine tree, …

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Becoming irrelevant with passage of time

Council of Islamic Ideology is once again in the news as a Senate standing committee has rejected a private member bill seeking to increase the minimum number of women members of the Council of Islamic of Ideology (CII). The bill had sought that a minimum of one third seats on …

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An encouraging Act

It is encouraging to note that the Senate Standing Committee on Interior passed the Criminal Law Amendment Bill 2017, which says that instead of facing legal charges, those who attempt suicide should be treated as patients and provided the required interventions. Several mental health specialists had been invited to comment, …

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