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Lahore: Pakistani people, who have become an over-drugged society, keep suffering the conspiracies of pharmaceutical mafia, assisted by doctors and Drug Reglatory Authority Pakistan (DRAP), as the recent 15-19 percent increase in the prices of medicines itself is killing patients. Pharmaceutical companies have increased prices of several life-saving drugs up to 40 percent, Truth Tracker …

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Islamabad: The tussle for powers between Governor and Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa not only causes inordinate delay in mainstreaming of former tribal districts but also alienating people of these troubled regions from central and provincial governments. Last week, both the governor and the chief minister held separate meetings about the administrative and financial management of …

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Lahore: Budgets, mini or otherwise, are meant to generate finances, and this is what the cash-starved government did for the second time in its first six months in power. As Finance Minister Asad Umar delivered the mini-budget speech on January 23 in Parliament, he hardly came up with any measure to contain domestic borrowings from …

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Quetta: Wearing red kameez, black Shalwar and Dupatta, face of Shazia, an inhabitant of Darul-Amman, Quetta, was half covered. She looked angry when she uttered a few words, without having an eye contact. She looked an aggressive and traumatized person. Shazia was married against her will and was brought to Quetta from Peshawar where she …

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Lahore: On January 15, Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted: “In a Parliament that costs taxpayers billions yearly, yet another walkout in NA by the Opposition shows that this is the only function they intend to perform. These are pressure tactics to seek an NRO & evade accountability for corruption in NAB cases not initiated by …

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Lahore: In pursuit of their ambitious agenda of putting the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) top leadership behind bars, the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) government seems to have adopted the blatant a collision course with the top court’s chief justice by refusing to remove PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Chief Minister from the ban travel …

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Lahore: The PPP has challenged the establishment and Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf’s Government and may go for resistance inside the parliament and outside. Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday said, “We need a go-ahead from Asif Zardari and we can topple the PTI’s federal and Punjab governments.” Bilawal’s spoke like a fighter for the …

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Every time the democratic process is obstructed in Pakistan, the forces of obscurantism promptly appear on the scene to add the confusion and uncertainty. The conflict between liberal values, modernity and democratisation of the society and the outdated ideology preached by clerics in the name of religious philosophy is more than 150 years old. After …

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Earlier this month, a press statement by US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said that Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, have been designated as Countries of Particular Concern under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 for having engaged in or tolerated “systematic, ongoing, [and] egregious …

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Islamabad: Action against land-grabbers is the top priority of the ruling Pakistan Tehrik e Insaf (PTI) and Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar, still landgrabbers’ mafias comprising journalists, politicians and lawyers are on the loose across Pakistan, especially in the twin cities, Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Truth Tracker learnt after thorough investigations. Common people, especially overseas …

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