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A wise decision

September 11, 2018

ECC has ultimately deferred gas tariff to work out a mechanism for rearrangement of subsidy with the sanction of the PM. The issue came up for discussion at the ECC meeting. The meeting discussed the rationale behind 186 per cent increase proposed for the poorest domestic slab of 100 and 300 cubic meters...

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was here in Pakistan to make sure if the PTI government would carry on the policies regarding China Pakistan Economic Corridor. Beijing has been quite bitter about the drive against the BRI led by the US government and wanted to know how the new government in Pakistan looked at the CPEC, said to be a model project by China where it has...

It has regularly been said that business should not be the business of the government. It is hoped that given the large investments in the public sector, a new dynamic will be introduced by the PTI rulers to define the nexus between the government and the public sector, by which accountability to Parliament and the people is not diluted. And it should be carried out in...

  During a meeting with a high level US delegation including Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford and other officials, headed by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the Pakistani officials led by Prime Minister Imran Khan apparently, environment seems to have been reset for growing bilateral relations between the two countries. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,...

Great nations always remember its heroes and get inspiration from the history. Today nation is all set to celebrate Pakistan’s Defense Day, with national patriotism and enthusiasm with a renewed pledge to defend the motherland against all threats. With traditional zeal and fervor Pakistanis commemorate the sacrifices of those who laid their lives defending the motherland...

The government has been quick to assail the climate change problem by starting the 10 billion tree plantation program. There is no greater threat to our shared future than climate change. Every inhabitant of Pakistan, no matter what political outlook or association, must put in their full energy in making certain that this program becomes a booming achievement. One might...

Finding fault with the PTI government continues non-stop on the media despite Imran Khan’s plea to give him at least three months’ time. Deplorably, too much attention, time, money and resources have been lost to political bashing and intrigues for too much of our history. There must, now, be a combined pursuit of common goals, foremost among which is saving the country’s...

The great advantage Prime Minster Imran Khan brings to Pakistani politics is the absence of dynasty. He is not the scion of a political family. In a region awash with hereditary rulers and nepotism, he does represent change. Oxford educated, familiar with Western way of thinking and respectful of Eastern traditions, Imran Khan is truly a rare breed of a politician whose...

HIV AIDS in Pakistan

August 30, 2018

National Health Services (NHS) ministry submitted report in the Supreme Court of Pakistan regarding HIV/AIDS in the country that showed that there are an estimated 150,000 people suffering from the disease, and the number increased by an estimated 20,000 people each year. However, the Supreme Court rejected national health services (NHS) ministry report and ordered to...

Asian Games 2018

August 29, 2018

Pakistan’s contingent consists of 256 players including 216 men and 40 women are participating in the Asian Games 2018. Male players are participating in 35 events of various disciplines and women in 15 events in this Gala. While Pakistan secured their third medal at the Asian Games when Arshad Nadeem clinched bronze in javelin throw event, however, most of country’s...

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