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In the line of fire

It is a well-known fact that working journalists in Pakistan are a beleaguered community threatened from all sides. Pakistan has been one of the most dangerous countries for media practitioners for years. Journalists are not only harassed but also murdered at impunity. On Sunday last, another senior journalist affiliated with …

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JIT report an eye opener

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report on Mushal Khan lynching case is an eye opener for the society. The report revealed that Mashal Khan was murdered with proper planning. According to JIT’s report, there is no evidence of blasphemy against Mashal and his friends. The report prepared by 13-member team …

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And the failure saga continues

Reflection on the performance of the last four years of the PML-N in government is a failure saga which makes one sad and one wonders how the party which had come up with reformists party manifesto claiming to be overcoming all the problems of the masses including the electricity crisis …

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Killings of Chinese nationals in Quetta

The killing of Chinese nationals in Quetta is a matter of real concern. What is more worrying is the Government failure to provide security to the Chinese national in a small city like Quetta is beyond comprehension. The negligence in providing security to the Chinese has put the country into …

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India mingling sports with politics

It is very unfortunate that India which boasts to be a secular state, yet when it comes to practical things, it works contrary to what it claims. Even in the realm of sports, it manifests to be a very narrow-minded people. Just imagine, it mingles sports with politics when it …

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Privatization under the garb of outsourcing of govt institutions

Since coming into power the PML-N has always advocated its so-called privatization policies. For this reason, during the last four years, there has been an increasing trend towards what is being described as outsourcing of government institutions to private parties. Even such traditional public institutions as schools and colleges are …

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Credibility of PM’s textile package questioned

The textile sector, which contributes 8% to Pakistan’s gross domestic product, has remained a low priority area for the government, which has not given it due importance. Though the government has been trumpeting the budget as business-friendly but the textile sector says it is a sheer disappointment for them, as …

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A tragic fact

It is a very strange phenomenon that we worship our heroes when they are at their prime but totally forgets them when they are the receiving end. The same happened with prominent musician Aamir Zaki, who was sent the oblivion when he became ill for quite some time and it …

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Delaying tactics by the government

The government failure to evolve a consensus on the NFC Award is having a negative impact on provinces and as per the Finance Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa any delay in the NFC award is detrimental to a provincial government acquiring soft loans from international financial institutions as they routinely assess …

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