Mian Fazal Ahmad

  • TPrime Minister Imran Khan, in his address to the Nation on August 19, 2018 highlighted the state of national economy especially the national external debt amounting to US $ 95 billion. The current account deficit has widened to US $ 18 billion rising from $ 12.6 billion from last fiscal year. ...

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  • TNational Elections 2018 are knocking our doors. The Election dates are likely to be announced after June 2018 when a caretaker Government will take over in July this year. Major political parties participating in the Elections will present their manifestoes & seek votes on their basis as well ...

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  • TThe recent brutal crimes against children have shaken the whole Pakistan and even civilised societies abroad. Investigations to haul up the culprits are going on, though the culprit has been hauled up in the case of Kasur. More cases are being reported from other parts of the country thus ...

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  • TVolleys of accusations in the political arena by high profile politicians against each other in Pakistan politics in recent times hardly make a good impact on the public minds at large. Often these are without substantiation. This badly tarnishes image of the developing democracy in Pakistan and ...

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  • TDespite strong political will at the top, government policies sometimes have been failing in toto or producing partially ineffective results in the past. Policies like the education policy, housing policy, environmental policy and others are some examples. Lack of proper implementation mechanism is ...

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  • TI was around 7 years old in 1947 when I travelled from Ferozepur city to Kasur with my parents witnessing horrible scenes on the train loaded with injured, sick, some dead bodies and homeless refugees. Millions of refugees migrated from India to the newly created country – Pakistan. This was ...

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  • TThe Federal Budget 17-18 of Rs 4.753 trillion just announced has provided some positive provisions including enhanced PSDP allocations, relief for the common man, energy sector focus, RandD in technology and export sector growth facilitation. Basically, it is a deficit Budget of 1.479 trillion ...

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  • TThe chequered history of democratic development in Pakistan is marked by a substandard record of political ethics which direly needs reforms to attain a level of political maturity for long term sustainably and democratic strength in the future. Both the Parliament and the Election Commission of ...

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  • TThe Federal Budget 16-17 announced last year carried a deficit of Rs 4395 billion and reduction of Budget deficit to 3.8% of GDP. Bank borrowing was estimated at Rs 452.9 billion. However things have not been achieved as planned. Nonetheless some notable achievements have been made by the Federal ...

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  • TMounting socio-economic problems in Pakistan stem from some grave missing factors in the awareness of masses and these issues have been ignored by successive governments in the past. It is imperative to bridge the gaps in this respect to see a new Pakistan with new heights. A responsive government ...

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  • TThere is uproar about national economic losses due to corruption in the public sector. Although there is some substance in the public outcry; yet the damage to the economy and public suffering is more due to mismanagement, incompetence and outdated practices in the prevalent public sector systems. ...

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  • TA recent report that the Government is considering borrowinh $ 500 million from the International market through issuance of Sukuk Bonds against Islamabad – Lahore Motorway to finance the Federal budget is a grave pointer to the present state of national economy. Pakistan’s public debt ...

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  • TA ‘Dharna plus’ has been announced by Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) targeting locking of Islamabad on October 30, which apparently means shutting all activities in the Capital! This may set an undemocratic and dangerous precedent for any future pressure group to stage similar ...

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  • TThe Federal Budget for 2015-16 of 4.089 trillion Rupees announced last year did not prove to be a game changer for boosting real economic growth to rid the country from a debt ridden economy and moving to a “Kashkol” free scenario. Can the next budget planners at the top go off the ...

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  • TThere is a dire need to objectively investigate the allegations related to Pakistan in Panama Leaks to determine if there is any ring of truth regarding any wrong transactions made for the offshore companies highlighted in the Leaks. Some of the allegations made have been outrightly rejected by the ...

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  • TGovernance is a pivotal tool to effectively deliver peace, harmony and welfare to the public at large. Governance is the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented). Governance can be used in several contexts such as corporate governance, ...

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  • TPakistan’s annual budget has been needing sizeable foreign assistance each year to balance it annually. This practice has been going on for many years which is a highly undesirable situation for a debt ridden nation. It needs fast track corrective measures. On the other hand, it is estimated ...

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  • TA violent Earthquake at 8.1 Richter scale struck Pakistan resulting in loss of around three hundred lives and collapse of thousands of houses across the country especially in the KPK Province. This is indeed very tragic. Rescue operations were geared up to respond to rehabilitation works resulting ...

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