Shakoh Zulqurnain

  • TFollowing the tragic demise of Qamar Zaman Kaira’s son, along with his friend in a car accident, the issue of vehicle and road safety became the focus of attention. However, it is not the first time that such an incident was followed by a public outcry. Whenever major road accidents happen, ...

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  • TThe Punjab Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill 2019 has been submitted to the Punjab Assembly demanding more benefits and security for women at their workplaces during pregnancies. The bill was submitted in the assembly by PML-N MPA Hina Pervaiz Butt. It sought amendment to the Punjab Maternity ...

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  • TThe recent military stand-off between India and Pakistan was exhilarating for jingoists and worrisome for pacifists on both sides of the border. However, the exhilaration and anxiety were both uncalled for. The conventional large-scale war was a remote possibility considering the fact that the ...

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  • TIslam has been and is the language of politics in the Islamic world. Politicians have used Islamic terminologies to justify the power structures, criticise the power hierarchies and set aspirations in manifestoes. Anwar Sadat in Egypt and Hassan II in Morocco sought to legitimise the political ...

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  • TPutting an end to speculations around the decision on Hajj subsidy, the government has decided to abolish the financial support given to pilgrims. The decision was taken last week during the federal cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan. The Hajj policy for 2019 and the proposal of ...

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  • TPakistani electronic media ethics and general human empathy touched a new low last week when a “senior” journalist of a private news channel interviewed the child of one of the Sahiwal incident’s victims on national television. The episode was not a case of some fake news, yellow ...

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  • TLaw of the Twelve Tables is credited with being one of the most important founding documents of Roman Law. The latter, in turn, influenced almost every modern legal system in a multitude of ways. Roman politics of the Republican and Imperial era was characterised by a number of binary forces ...

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  • TThe wave of “accountability” is in full swing. Politicians, media persons and even professors are being probed. During this whole episode, some very bizarre scenes have surfaced which are mere optics and have nothing to do with the accountability process. The first such incident was the ...

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  • TThe Punjab Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs introduced the “Punjab Domestic Workers Act 2018” last Wednesday during the Punjab Assembly session. The deputy speaker referred the Bill to the concerned committee and sought a report within two months. The Bill is another piece of ...

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  • TPunjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid, while addressing a seminar on “Ending Gender-Based Violence” held under the auspices of Punjab Government and UN Women, announced that the provincial government would table a bill soon that will ban disclosure of baby’s gender during ...

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  • TA few weeks ago, people in Lahore had the privilege to witness something quite unusual at every traffic signal of the city. This peculiar thing, actually, should have been a daily state of affairs: observation of traffic rules. However, it was for the first time one could see all of the ...

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