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Let the government work

October 27, 2018

It appears the opponents of the PTI government think that Prime Minister Imran Khan has got a magic wand to solve the economic issues straight away. For goodness sake, show some wisdom and let PTI folks do their job. They are trying to wash the stains of the bad deeds of over 70 years. Remember that Rome...

Belling the Cat

October 26, 2018

It is pleasant news that Prime Minister Imran Khan is building public opinion for a clean and transparent rule and refuses to cooperate with the corrupt. The ongoing trial of politicians on charge of involvement in corruption lends hope that the system has not totally collapsed and has resilience. Now, at this stage we can only minimize corruption if the authorities selflessly,...

After all the PTI government seems to have settled down and is sending out optimistic messages which absolutely will assuage fears of the masses and also restore confidence for likely investment in the country. From this angle, the visit of Finance Minister Asad Umar to Pakistan Stock Exchange, Karachi was extremely important given the bearish trend being observed these...

India lacks conscience

October 23, 2018

Indian occupied troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism have martyred 17 people in Indian occupied Kashmir. The youth were killed during a siege and search operation in Largo Ramahama village in Kulgam Tehsil. Indian forces are using arms against unarmed protesters. Earlier, complete shutdown was observed in the valley to mourn the killing of PhD scholar Dr Manan...

More homework needed

October 22, 2018

Replacement of liquefied natural gas (LNG) with furnace oil in power plants was expected to save more than $2 billion annually through more efficient power generation at 62% efficiency with a lower tariff of Rs7-8 per kilowatt-hour. But increase in global LNG prices and a hefty depreciation of the rupee has increased the rates of imported gas. The PTI government Petroleum...

Chief Justice of Pakistan Main Saqib Nisar’s warning that Pakistan may run dry by 2025 if the present conditions continue and immediate measures are not taken to solve the problems that contribute to water scarcity echoed in an inaugural session of two-day International Symposium on the theme ‘Creating a Water-Secure Pakistan’ in the dignified presence of judges...

Whenever the Indian general elections draw nearer, the media in that country led by proponents of Hindutva suddenly starts criticizing Pakistan and its army. Fearing the possible victory of Indian National Congress and sane Indians’ displeasure over the excessive brutality against Indian minorities, Modi government finds itself caught in a dilemma. The whole world knows...

Anti-corruption drive

October 19, 2018

Political spirit of the government to combat corruption is okay but reliance on institutions to maintain good governance is the key to this enigma. Our political world is not all negativity. It seems to have some positive aspects as well. It was a good sign that Speaker Asad Qaiser agreeing to the opposition’s demand convened a special sitting of the house and ordered...

Fearful of the speedy economic development of China and its increasing influence in the world the US has on the one hand imposed a trade war on Beijing and on the other it has started a red mark campaign against BRI and its focal point the CPEC. However, understanding the seriousness of the financial crisis Pakistan is presently facing China has approved its choice to...

The opposition coalition has got more seats in already delicately balanced National Assembly, thus weakening the ruling party’s edge. The PML-N has not only managed to improve its position in the National Assembly by wrapping up more NA seats; similarly, the results are more or less similar on the provincial assemblies’ seats where some of the otherwise confirmed seats...

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