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Govt using the ‘sentiment card’

Prime Minister is recuperating from an open-heart surgery in London. Notwithstanding political and other points of disagreement, politicians and the civil society has wished him well for an early recovery from the illness. But the Government officials should not use the ‘sentiment card’ to delay the process of ToRs pertaining …

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A paltry share

The way the Sindh province has been deliberately neglected in the coming federal budget is a matter of concern. The federal government’s finance managers need to review their priorities on an urgent basis to do justice to the Sindh province before it becomes too late. The news that the Sindh …

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Govt’s inadequate response

CPEC which is being termed as game changer in the region is not unfolding in terms of progress on the project a way it must and experts say that if the CPEC is jeopardised in any way, it is the ruling PML-N that will have to bear the brunt of …

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Voices of dissent growing

Voices of dissent have been growing over the current government’s inability to make most of the regional endeavours. This can be gauged from the concerns being expressed in the aftermath of the Chabahar trade route, which is being viewed as a security threat by some experts. Yes, two former defence …

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PM’s strange insistence

Strange are the ways of our rulers. The obsession of the PM Nawaz Sharif to run the government affairs even while in bed from London is a strange manifestation of our rulers’ obsession with the ‘power corridors’ which they want to maintain at all costs. Just imagine, the PM has …

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Inefficiency creeps yet again

The interior Minister’s decision to check all 180 million national identity cards, in the wake of the Mullah Mansour killing, makes very little sense. The PM must take note of the goings on at the interior ministry before this inefficiency creeps in any further. The Federal Interior Minister has taken …

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What the CII is up to?

We are living in the 21st century where everyone hopes for a change in the centuries-old mindsets of the men who make laws for the society. However, in case of Pakistan that does not seem to the case. The women bill prepared by Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) is a …

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Govt foreign diplomacy seriously lacking

In the wake of the situation arising out of the Mullah Mansoor’s killing in drone attack inside Pakistani territory and the Chabahar trade agreement between India, Afghanistan and Iran, it has become imperative for the current government to appoint a full-fledged foreign Minister. In fact, Pakistan’s increasing isolation at international …

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Preoccupied with Panama Leaks, oblivious to budget

The federal budget is going to be announced soon but the government seems to be preoccupied with its Panama Leaks affairs, not giving any attention to the most important budgetary document. Imposition of new taxes seems to be the only sector the government has focused on.  Not only that positive …

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