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Too little too late

While the country is passing through serious crisis mainly the economic slowdown, the government is busy in salvaging the image of ex-PM Nawaz Sharif, who is entangled in serious corruption cases. As a matter of fact, since the Panama Leaks revelations, the entire PML-N is focused on saving Nawaz while …

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Labour surveys need of the hour

Home-based workers continue to be major contributors to the export sector but are not amongst the priorities when export reforms are announced. These workers need to be brought under the minimum wage, working hour limits, old age benefits and social security nets. It is also bizarre that none of the …

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Balochistan continues to bleed

Once again a roadside bomb explosion in trouble-torn Quetta that killed at least two police personnel, including a senior police officer, the latest in a series of attacks on police in the restive province of Balochistan. Senior officer Hamid Shakil and his driver were killed, while at least three others …

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Census results: Baffling and disappointing

The census results are really disappointing and it can be gauged from the fact that not only the senators are up in arms against the results but also the mainstream political parties are criticizing the government. Analysts criticise the government for not comprehending the impact of further delay in addressing …

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The negligent national leadership

It is very ironic that despite being unable to do justice with his very important job of Finance Minister, Mr Dar is still reluctant to leave the reins of the most important ministry to some capable person. Just imagine, he has been facing serious charges in the accountability court and …

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Serious thinking needed

A recent report says that Pakistan is among those countries where 70% women and girls experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime by their intimate partners and 93% women experience some form of violence in public places in their lifetime. Such acts of miseries for women will continue till …

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Muslims bear the brunt

Communal violence over the last few years under the Modi regime has taken a huge toll on minorities, including Christians and Sikhs in India. But Muslims – who form 15 per cent of the country’s population – have borne the brunt of these hate crimes, such as lynching, threats, attacks …

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Proactive measures needed

A shocking incident took place in Dera Ismail Khan where a teenage girl was forced to walk naked through the village streets. An FIR has been lodged in Chaudhwan police station against the influential people of the village involved in the incident but till now no arrests have been made …

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Rising prices a matter of serious concern

The monster of inflation and price instability has raised its ugly head again. On the one hand, the government has increased the prices of petrol while on the other the prices of vegetables have soared. As per the latest data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, prices in the …

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