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Failure to break the impasse

It is very unfortunate that the secretary-level talks held between Pakistan and India in the United States on September 14-15 ended without any agreement. Both countries failed to break the impasse on choice of a forum for settling the dispute. India not only refused to accept any of the amendments …

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Time to recognize their voices

Senior PPP Senator Sherry Rehman always speaks for the rights of women and that too in a great way. Her views are not only beautifully expressed but they also contain wisdom and suggestions on how to address this issue. Recently at a seminar, she said that women constitute about half …

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An alarming indicator!

With the passage of time, the issue of water is becoming graver and graver, reason being no attention being paid to this very vital issue by the Federal government. Not only water is short all over the country, the quality of water supplied for domestic use is also very poor. …

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Time to clean up coastal mess

Coastal Cleanup Day was observed on Sept 16 with many forums advocating keeping the beaches, and coastal life safe by safeguarding our oceans and marine resources form pollution. It is worrying to note that every year thousands of tons of garbage winds up in the oceans, with 60% of that …

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Rearing its ugly head again

The monster of inflation has roared its ugly head again. In the post-Eid scenario prices of food items have registered a great increase. This latest uptick in inflation should be a matter of concern for policymakers as it is a kind of regressive tax and has a very negative impact …

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No respite from violence for Hazaras

Hardly a month passes by without an attack on Shia Muslim Hazara community members in Balochistan. In latest incident, gunmen killed four members of a Shia Muslim Hazara family, in the latest apparent sectarian attack on the minority community. Two men on a motorcycle opened fire on a family of …

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A bleak scenario persists

Once again Pakistan’s reliance on world donor agencies for bailout packages is in the news and it is said that Pakistan may need another bail-out from the IMF. This situation points to our worsening economic scenario. There is no respite from the depleting foreign exchange reserves. Last month, they fell …

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The killer beaches: what can be done?

In recent months, a number of deaths have occurred at the Hawksbay but the tragedy of last week in which 12 members of one family were drowned should convince the concerned authorities about the urgent need to have proper and adequate rescue measures at all the sea beaches of the …

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