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Food for thought

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure and inspect harmful food supplies by different companies; not only at the corporate but also at the street level and that the government should be committed to the task. In this backdrop, the bill regarding the Sindh Food Authority is a welcome augury. …

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Fight fake news with real morals

The real threat from fake news online is that it’s now being touted as alt-truth. It’s gaining acceptance, and going mainstream, live. More seriously, conventional media are also resorting to it, to stay alive and relevant. It’s easy to blame social media, messaging apps and services for this level of …

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Flouting its own promises

It is very disheartening to note that the current PML-N government has been so blatantly flouting its own manifesto promises they made to the voters way back in 2013. They had promised to improve the condition of state owned enterprises but latest reports say otherwise. Yes, the accumulation of debt …

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Counterfeiters are not safe even on the web

The Dubai Economic Department (DED) has been very active over the years in cracking down on the sales of counterfeit goods and this has had an effect. The supposed tourist attraction in Karama, where people could buy branded watches, handbags and T-shirts for a fraction of the prices offered at …

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A way to go forward

Much has been said and written about the successful holding of the PSL final in Lahore and the fact is that it is a big achievement for the cricketer bosses to have been successful in holding the mega match in Pakistan. However, we should not become complacent with this success …

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PCRWR report an eye-opener

Eighty-four per cent of the population does not have access to safe drinking water in a country where commercial banks posted windfall profits exceeding Rs475 billion in three years, Senate was told on Tuesday last. Quoting a study, Provision of Safe Drinking Water, conducted by the Pakistan Council of Research …

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Track-two diplomacy can pave the way for peace

It is not very often that veteran lawmakers and technocrats from Pakistan and India are found rubbing shoulders and vigorously debating better governance and a peaceful way forward for the nuclear neighbours. The dialogue on governance in Dubai last week, organised by the Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency …

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A frank disclosure based on facts

The other day, the Commissioner of Karachi Aijaz Ahmed Khan made a frank disclosure. He deserves to be applauded for his bold disclosure that patharidars in the city were being made to pay Rs.150 per day (as bribe or bhatta for occupying the place). The total amount thus realized is …

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Emirati youth need to steer UAE’s future

The address of His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to young Emiratis at the concluding session of the Majlis for Future Generations was a clarion call for nation-building, with its unequivocal emphasis on youth self-empowerment. …

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