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Kashmir continues to bleed

The holding of the by-election, the demonstrations all across Kashmir and the occupying army’s treatment of twenty-seven year old shawl weaver Farooq Ahmed Dar has shown that the yearning for liberation is as strong as ever but that the Indian security forces have reached new levels of callousness. The turnout …

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A menace that needs to be eliminated

For the umpteenth time a Sindh minister has promised to shift the illegal inter-city bus terminals from the city to three terminals at the city’s main entry points. Transport Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah gave the assurance on the floor of the provincial assembly on Tuesday last while answering questions …

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Energy woes multiply

As the summer is upon us, the power outages have become a norm every two hours in urban areas. The situation is much worse in the rural parts of Pakistan. Given this, the government’s confirmation of its load-shedding plan for the summer months offers little respite to those already suffering …

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Nawaz yet not out of woods

Finally, the Supreme Court has announced the 540-page verdict in the Panama-gate case, ordering formation of JIT to continue Panama-gate probe. Though the PM supporters are celebrating the decision, yet the decision has not given a clean chit to PM and his family and as such he is still not …

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Modi Sarkar’s latest anti-Pak move

Since coming into power, the Modi sarkar is hell bent on anti-Muslims and anti-Pakistan endeavours and in its efforts to isolate Pakistan, it is trying to create differences between Pakistan and its neighbors like the Afghanistan and other countries of the region like the Bangladesh and Iran. And now looking …

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Promoting the very vital sector

Cultural and heritage tourism is a large and growing international market that Pakistan could leverage to create more and better jobs. Pakistan is home to numerous heritage sites linked to the Indus Valley Civilisation, a Bronze Age civilisation in north-western Pakistan and the Mughal Empire. Pakistan has a total of …

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Unbelievable and wicked practice

The Federal Investigation Agency’s cyber crime wing last week arrested Saadat Amin, 45, from Sargodha and took his computer and laptop in custody. Around 65,000 video clips have been recovered from Amin’s possession and he has confessed he had been selling child pornographic content online for several years and that …

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Living in pathetic conditions

Despite efforts by the NGOs and the society, the number of street children in Pakistan is on the rise. Most of them are hailing from far flung areas while some are the run-away children. The children, who are involved in scavenging, don’t attend schools as they spend night from dusk …

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The focus should be on consumers’ rights

In developed economies, the powerful system of check and balance is in place in almost all fields of life. But that is not the case in our country. In developed countries the power generally lies with the consumer. In our developing economy, the power almost always seems to lie with …

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