Muhammad Zahid Rifat

  • The Kashmir issue, a nuclear flashpoint, continues to linger in the UN General Assembly as an unfinished and unresolved agenda even after 72 years. Instead, it has become a black spot on the face of the international body and the community at large.The Kashmir issue has been discussed by the UN ...

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  • Pakistan has quite emphatically reiterated that the government and the people are committed to standing by and supporting their Kashmiri brothers and sisters in their legitimate struggle for self-determination. The brave, courageous, determined and committed Kashmiri people will never submit to ...

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  • Pakistan has quite categorically told India and the international community at large that Kashmir is not and will never be part of India, which has no other claim on Jammu and Kashmir other than that of a military occupier. India is compelled to use naked brute force to impose its occupation on an ...

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  • Quite unfortunately, all is not well in the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) for some time, particularly during the last couple of months. The PNCA was established about five decades back with its headquarters in Islamabad and tasked with the care and custody of valuable artworks i.e. ...

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  • The nation has observed the 72nd death anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah on September 11, 2020. He had left for eternity on the same date, back in 1948, after 13 months of having fought a long struggle for the creation of a separate homeland for Muslims in ...

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  • Like every year, a grateful Pakistani nation is celebrating Defence of Pakistan Day in a befitting manner on September 6 2018, thus paying rich tributes to its Shuhadas and Ghazis who defended its geographical as well as ideological borders in the September 1965, defeating the enemy squarely on the ...

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  • With the continued blessings of Almighty Allah, Pakistan is all set to turn 73 on August 14, 2020 as the people living in the width and breadth of Pakistan quite enthusiastically celebrate the auspicious occasion of Independence Day.This is indeed a great occasion which the Pakistanis celebrate ...

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  • Pakistan and India are two neighbouring nuclear powers who share a complex history of strained bilateral relations. But the Kashmir dispute is internationally recognised as a nuclear flashpoint, and also a serious security concern, not only for the region but the world. The Kashmir dispute has been ...

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  • Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and all over the world, alongside all freedom-loving people and human rights organisations, have all long recognised October 27 as the darkest day in their history, besides an occasion to protest. On this day, back in 1947, India sent its ...

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  • New chapters of history are being written in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) over the years. These are both appreciably positive as well as condemnably negative.Positive chapters reflect bravery, courage, determination and the commitment to offer the sacrifice of over eight million people in IOK for ...

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  • Pakistan is a federal democracy. In order to maintain a productive intergovernmental fiscal relationship between the federal and provincial governments, Article 160 of the Constitution provides for the setting up of a National Finance Commission (NFC) with intervals not exceeding five years. The ...

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  • There is no greater fall than that of the Fall of Dacca as for as Pakistan is concerned. There is not the greatest surrender before the enemy in the history of the Muslim Ummah than the one that took place at the Paltan Maidan in Dacca, which is now spelled as Dhaka, on December 16, 1971 when the ...

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  • Any country’s progress, development and prosperity are linked with national economy growth rate both directly and indirectly. If the economic growth rate is good and improving then there is lot of relief and welfare for the people at large. Pakistan is a developing country and its economic ...

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  • July 20, 2019, will be written in golden words in the politically chequered history books of Pakistan and the day will go do down in the annals of history as historical and epoch-making. It was on this day that the tribal people of the formerly Federally-Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) had ...

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  • The nation every year on March 23 celebrates Pakistan Day to mark the passage of the resolution on this day. Way back in 1940, the All-Indian Muslim League in its historic session at the then Minto Park in Lahore, under the inspiring leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, passed the ...

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  • Elections were fought under the Indian Government Act 1936. The Quaid-i-Azam fully devoted his time to organising and strengthening the League. The parliamentary politics was part of the main politics and the assemblies had become important. He was a member of the Central Assembly but he also was ...

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  • Founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, whose another birth anniversary has been celebrated quite enthusiastically by the ever-grateful nation on December 25, 2018, as a matter of fact had many qualities topped by that as a lawyer, a parliamentarian as well as a public leader. As a ...

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  • Lal Haveli Rawalpindi’s famed Shaikh Rashid Ahmed is an ally and the Railways Minister in the Federal Cabinet of Prime Minister Imran Khan and he is reportedly trying very hard to put the Pakistan Railways back on track in a short period quite firmly, impressively and positively. He is going ...

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  • This is to mourn sudden and unceremonious demise of the only surviving English eveninger “Daily News” published from Karachi under auspices of the leading Jang Group of Newspapers. Other two English eveningers “The Star” of Dawn Group and “Leader” had ceased ...

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  • Pakistan’s population continues to grow in an unchecked and uncontrolled manner. Rapid population growth in this manner is yet another serious challenge faced by the country in addition to others. Population growth bomb is going to explode much sooner than expected by the people and the ...

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  • Like every year, a grateful Pakistani nation celebrated Defence of Pakistan Day in a befitting manner on September 6, 2018 and paid rich tributes to its Shuhdas and Ghazis who had in September 1965 defended geographical as well ideological borders of the motherland boldly and courageously defeating ...

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  • It is rather unfortunate that Pakistan has been ruled more by army rulers and dictators than by civilians during little more than 70 years of its quite politically chequered history. It is also an established fact that the military rulers and dictators have been fewer in number than the elected ...

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  • Pakistan is a federal democracy and for the inter-governmental fiscal relationship between the federal and provincial governments, Article 160 of the Constitution provides for setting up of a National Finance Commission (NFC) with intervals not exceeding five years. The mandate of the NFC so ...

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  • If Pakistan dumps as much as about 21 billion dollars worth of water into the Arabian Sea every year because we do not have sufficient water conservation system .This amounts to more than half of the total water the country receives in a year. According to the experts, the problem is that our ...

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  • Provincial governments of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and Balochistan are responsible for socio-development uplift of the people living within their respective jurisdictions through budgetary and non-budgetary measures. But the federal government has to look after the people throughout the ...

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  • The current year 2017-18 is the last year of the stipulated constitutional five years tenure of the present federal government. It is good to note that it is off to a good start for economic performance and has ended the first quarter July to September 2017 on a positive note, due to the determined ...

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  • Dr Muhammad Iqbal was a great thinker and poet who is paid rich tributes for his contributions towards creation of Pakistan by presenting concept of a separate homeland for the Muslims of the sub-continent generally round the year but particularly on his birth anniversary on November 9 and death ...

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  • White House in Washington, USA, has a new occupant in Donald Trump who has replaced Barack Obama, who had served two terms in office. The new occupant of the White House has opened his account by imposing visas ban on citizens of seven Muslim countries in the Middle East and Northern Africa. She ...

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  • LAHORE - This land of ours forming Pakistan has been blessed with a large number of saints and poets in Punjabi, Seraiki, Sindhi, Pushto and Balochi languages over the centuries. They spent their lives in spreading message of peace, brotherhood, love, tolerance, patience and submission to Almighty ...

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  • LAHORE - Going towards Garhi Shahu from Railway Station, both these places have their importance in own right, one just cannot miss Javed Manzil on the right hand just behind the Railways Cairns Hospital which has since long been turned into Allama Iqbal Museum as a tribute to the great thinker, ...

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