Dr Sania Chaudhry

  • TRevenue is the lifeline of any organisation. The current economic situation of Pakistan is the failure of successive governments, whether democratic or undemocratic, to fulfil their commitments of implementing effective taxation policies. Moreover, an inefficient tax authority acts as catalyst to ...

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  • TThe entire public sector of Pakistan is affected by the incompetence and bad governance of successive regimes. Primarily an agrarian country with over 70 percent population residing in the rural areas, the agricultural sector is one of the most neglected areas of Pakistan’s economy. Despite ...

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  • TFollowing the devolution of powers in the 18th Amendment, the provinces are now independent in managing the healthcare services being provided to the people of Pakistan in both the public and private sectors. However, the present level and quality of health services tarnish the image of the country ...

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  • TEach year, the first of May is celebrated as International Labour Day marking the liberation of the working classes around the world. Numerous functions are held in all major cities of Pakistan to commemorate the sacrifices made by the Chicago martyrs for the rights of workers. Both print and ...

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  • TThe horrific reality of loadshedding still very much exists in the aftermath of the National Summit on Energy and all other half-hearted efforts to alleviate the suffering of people have not, predictably, borne fruit. The rental power plants and several power generation projects that have been ...

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  • TThe recent surge in fuel prices has once again tested the patience of the Pakistani people. As if their problems were less severe, another bomb has been hurled on them. The prices of basic food and household items are constantly increasing and possibly surpass the rates of comparable items in the ...

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  • TThe soaring population of our country is perceived by many as a key national issue, which must be addressed on a war footing. Do we treat our human resources as a liability or develop it as our most invaluable asset? The strength of leadership, perhaps, lies in the art of tackling problems through ...

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  • TBalochistan has many faces to the world. Many scandals, including the Reko Diq and the murder of Nawab Akbar Bugti, have brought it into the global limelight. Today, it is the force of many international forums for several indigenous reasons, as well as certain vested interests. But the history of ...

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  • T While the number of deaths caused by the medicines prescribed at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) is rising, the Chief Minister of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif, during a press conference has finally revealed the root cause of these fatalities as the most unusual occurrence. Indeed, this has ...

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  • T The death string at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) is just the tip of the iceberg of an ailing health system in this country and the public sector at large. Is it a mere coincidence or possible biological, chemical or political warfare that the province of Punjab is the repeated centre ...

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  • T What is politics? Every citizen experiencing the implications of governments will have a personal perspective on what is meant by this term. In the pre-recession era, the US nationals had a different perception of politics, as did the Russians before the disintegration of the Soviet Union. In ...

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  • T A recent news in a local publication that Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will observe the dual nationality restrictions in all future polls and by-polls has generated a lot of reaction at the domestic and international platforms. Such sensitive issues may also serve well to reinforce the ...

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  • T School children in Pakistan spend a busy day. In the morning, they attend the school session officially, while after school hours they are busy with tuitions that have become a necessity to score well in exams. The days when I attended school about two decades ago, it was a matter of great shame ...

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