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  • Torture Case

    The abuse administered by domestic workers, especially minors, often goes unnoticed due to the lack of any laws protecting these minors. Usually the individuals who resort to violence on young kids are those with influence and often get away even if a case is registered. The story of Tayyaba that made rounds on media in 2016 all ended in vain when the individuals involved eventually got away when ...

  • Balochistan Raises Reservations

    Despite the abundance of natural resources that Balochistan hides in its belly, it is still crying for development. Do the constant protests of the province of being ignored by the federation in the developmental projects hold any merit? They do. Balochistan and its people are yet to enjoy the benefits of the natural resources that the other provinces are reaping and gaining from. The sense of ...

  • Last IMF loan… phew

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    One must tip the hat to Finance Minister Asad Umar for finally proving his detractors wrong – and how! Little over two months into his role at the helm of the finance ministry, the staunchest criticism against him thus far has been his detachment from ground realities and inability to read the actual problems at hand, in turn being oblivious to the solutions. With his latest statement, the ...

  • Begum Nusrat Bhutto: Mother of democracy

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    Begum Nusrat Bhutto was an iron lady who stood against undemocratic forces in Pakistan. She was awarded the highest civilian award for democratic struggle against dictatorship. She faced tyrannical rule of the dictator Zia ul Haq with utmost bravado. Despite house arrests and other difficulties created for her by the government, she persisted in her struggle to raise the flag of democracy in ...

  • Thinking strategically

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    It has been Pakistan’s misfortune that its leaders and policy makers, by and large, are accustomed to considering national issues on a short-term, tactical and partial basis instead of taking a long-term, strategic and comprehensive view of those issues. Strategic thinking provides leaders with deeper understanding and a sense of direction in the formulation of policies for the realisation ...

  • Reforming our civil Justice

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    The 18th Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan has resulted in devolving a number of legislative subjects, including the procedural civil law, to the country’s provinces. At the beginning of this year, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government introduced various amendments to the Code of Civil Procedure-1908 to improve the state of civil justice in the province. These reforms were aimed at ...

  • Past in Perspective

    “I suddenly realised that the devout Russian people no longer needed priest to pray them to heaven. On earth they were building a kingdom more bright than any heaven had to offer, and for which it was a glory to die.” –John Reed John Reed, the revolutionary American writer, journalist and socialist activist, was born on this day, i.e., 22 October 1887. He is best known for his ...

  • Food adulteration

    Food adulteration mess making food , drink not pure by adding or mixing other substances to it. The dishonest and greedy businessmen adulterate foods for their quick profits. They don’t think how much harm they are doing to the consumers. Actually, the range of adulteration activities is very large. Nowadays, foods are often adulterated in hotels and restaurants. Rotten foods are mixed with ...

  • Dream big

    Human mind has achieved the dreams labeled as craziness in the world. Craze is when a person does enourmous things, craze is when he really want to turn the page of his life, craze is when a person contesting 100 meters race despite being handicapped. Artificial legs contesting normal people. A blind person doing phD.   A person having no arms and mending tyre puncture with feet. A female ...

  • IHC Judge

    The Supreme Judicial Council recommended sacking of former Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui for misconduct liable to removal from service under Article 209(6) of constitution while making a speech in District Bar Association Rawalpindi on July 21, 2018, where he accused ISI for “manipulating judicial proceedings”. The Constitution of Pakistan forbids scandalizing judiciary and army, ...

  • Reko Diq in Balochistan

    Baloch people have been coming up with uncountable dilemmas till existence. The biggest problem that Baloch faced was its division into three parts given to three different countries; Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan. Besides this, Balochistan has always owned natural territory in the three parts. Specifically, in Pakistan they posses the best land in overall world. It covers Pakistan’s 45% ...

  • Clean and Green Pakistan

    In a report, Imran Khan thoughts some ideas about the development of Pakistan, which can give benefits to the citizens. In Islamabad, with a conference meeting, he discussed some current issues, which are stopping Pakistan to grow up, and they all were links with only, clean and green Pakistan.   Visitors are ignoring Pakistan, because of no cleanliness, he said, the waste of ours are not ...

  • Water Emergency

    Few people have realised the grim situation that the country is facing regarding its water resources. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Mian Saqib Nisar is the most ardent advocate of preservation of the country’s water resources. CJP’s comments at the two-day international symposium on “Creating a Water-Secure Pakistan” are worth pondering upon. There are a lot of ...

  • A Gift To The Government

    A boycott of the assembly by the opposition political party is certainly a risk. A political party announces a boycott to impose pressure on the government so that its grievances can be addressed. However, often times a boycott can be a veiled gift for the government as it can sometimes leave the position of opposition parties worse off than they were before. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz ...

  • Communication Wing

    Prime Minister Imran Khan’s concern about the gloomy projection of his government is very valid because a new government takes time to settle in, understand the affairs of the system, and come up with feasible solutions with a holistic approach which last beyond the tenure. The government, still in infancy, up until now has only had Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry disseminating ...

  • Having second thoughts

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    With the increase in gender issues around the globe, feminism in our society has penetrated the mainstream in the neck of time. Unfortunately, in Pakistan, feminism hits like a ball of fire without considering the diversification of geography and even culture. Women are not just similar based on biology, but they are united in a history of oppression for a long time. Still we cannot say that ...

  • Memories hold on – PTV

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    People used to wait for the clock to strike 8:00 at night. The khabarnama (News Bulletin) at night was a follow-up delight. Men would come from offices and their businesses in time to enjoy the nashriyats (transmissions) of the Pakistan Television. It was not unusual for the neighbours to gather at a house that had the privilege to have a television. Back then it wasn’t taboo to reveal the ...

  • Pakistan: The impact of urbanisation on society

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    Pakistan is one of the fastest urbanising countries in South Asia and the share of urban population has risen from 17% in 1951 to 37% in 2010 and to 39.7% in 2017 with annual rate of urban change at 2.77%. Projections show that in next 10 to 15 years half of the population will be living in urban areas. Population growth and net migration are the major forces behind urban growth. About one-fifth ...

  • D is for dupatta

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    Dupattas, in my opinion, have always been a strange and cumbersome addition to a wardrobe. They have some uses—in a pinch, you can wipe your hands on it, use it as a blanket or a pillow, shield yourself from the elements. You can use a dupatta as a rope, a hammock for a baby or when slung around someone else’s waist, a dance prop if you are Govinda circa 1998. What a dupatta never ...

  • Past in Perspective

    “Pray that the sorrow in your life is not so much as to destroy you and is not so little that your eyes remain forever without tears.” –Wasif Ali Wasif Wasif Ali Wasif was a teacher, writer, and a poet. He was famous for his unique literary style. He used to write short pieces of prose on topics like love, life, fortune, fear, hope, expectation, promise, prayer, happiness, and ...

  • Importance of trees

    Trees are playing a great role in this world. Because they make places beautiful and the shadows of trees make us fresh when we become tire. In fact, they take carbon dioxide and give oxygen for our need of breathing and also they give us healthy food, because of their food we are save form the diseases. And we can use trees’ wood in daily babes like to make chairs, windows, doors, and bat ...

  • Challenge for students

    It is fact that education system of Pakistan is Worst. Most of children are deprived from schools. Mostly there is no primary school in most of spots. However, the reason of uneducated is financial problem. Some students can’t afford to read because their family don’t have sufficient money to be gave the fees of their children education. It is the work of government to provide ...

  • Huge loss

    Former ruling party PML(N) was scheduled to step down on May 31, 2018 on completion of its constitutional five years tenure and it did that accordingly. But before doing that the then Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had gone around different parts of the country inaugurating or laying foundation of major and minor projects in a rather hurried manner to give his party credit for undertaking ...

  • Fake bank accounts

    Fake bank accounts worth billions could only have taken place with connivance of concerned bank executives, inept financial regulators and nexus of corrupt within bureaucracy, powerful land mafia and sensitive agencies. Heavy penalties have been imposed in USA, Europe etc on major banks like HSBC etc for their failure in complying with internationally accepted laws regulating banking.  There ...

  • Rape culture

    In a recent report, a father has raped his 12 year old daughter in Lahore. Girls are always being victim by their own brothers and fathers. Almost in last month more than8 rape cases were went in police stations from several places of Pakistan. With the passage of times, Pakistan is being like India where in each 15 minutes a girl will be raped, Imran Khan failed to controlled sexual harassment, ...

  • Neglected school

    Education is the most important tool to develop someone’s life and schools are the only source to provide education but it is hard to mention that Balicha high school has been ignored which is in the need of several resources like: water electricity and the most dangerous issue is ghost teachers. There are lots of teachers appointed to teach and guide the students but they are busy with ...

  • Educational reforms in overall country

    In a meeting of federal Minister, they introduced about the more subjects in the institutions of overall country. 5 to 6 more subjects will be thoughts because of this their will be more handsome jobs opportunities. The rate of unemployment has decreased the economic power of Pakistan, now their new thinking will bring some changes by giving jobs to the graduated students. Mr Mahmood said the ...

  • Clarification Needed

    After the Islamabad High Court (IHC) disqualified Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) politician Khawaja Asif from the parliament in April, the Supreme Court of Pakistan, a month later, reversed the decision. Yet the Court did not release the detailed judgment at the time- leaving questions on the scope of Article 62 and 63 and how it was applied differently in this case. Now, after three ...

  • A Path Back?

    After years of denial Danish Kaneria has finally admitted his role in a fixing scandal that led to the imprisonment of former Essex team-mate Mervyn Westfield. His revelation, as well as his apology Mr. Westfield, to his fans, and Pakistan may bring him a measure of closure for the remainder of his days, but the path back to the cricketing world will remain firmly blocked. There is no desire from ...