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Pakistani premier’s upcoming visit to the United States is one of hope and, possibly, new beginnings. The new government in Pakistan and the state-military-led initiatives of internal security and Afghan peace is expected to have paved way for a new narrative for rapproachment between Pakistan and the world power. But is it only the contributions …

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Let’s go through some recent developments first to understand the disordered political and administrative situation of the country. The Joint Opposition failed to stop approval of the federal budget after BNP (Mengal) opted to support the Treasury in National Assembly. There are very slim chances for Asif Zardari, Mian Nawaz Sharif, Fariyal Talpur and other …

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The Sunday meeting between Pakistan Peoples’ Party’s Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and Pakistan Muslim League’s Vice President Maryam Nawaz at latter’s Jati Umrah residence rang the alarm for the Imran Khan-led Government. It seems the two opposition parties, whose top leaders; Asif Zardari, her sister Faryal Talpur, Mian Nawaz Sharif and his nephew Hamza Shahbaz are …

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Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf’s Government has been making mistakes after mistakes on political, economic and administrative fronts that have resulted in their popularity plummeting to a new low. Pakistan’s well-wishers are least bothered about PTI’s falling popularity graph, they are more concerned about the state and its people. On the political front, PTI went against …

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Pakistan is facing the worst ever financial crisis right now. It is suffering the highest devaluation of rupee against USD and highest inflation rate of the last two decades that are leading to killing price-hike and increased poverty. External loans are another factor which is devastating Pakistan’s economy. Pakistan has signed an agreement for a …

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Pakistan Army’s Spokesman Gen Asif Ghafoor admitted that had there been free media in 1971, Bangladesh would have not been separated. His statement indicates that he knows the importance of free media well. But his acknowledgement does not make any difference for the freedom of Pakistan’s media. In democracies, media is taken as the fourth …

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The National Accountability Bureau, NAB, is again the centre of news these days. The autonomous body made during the regime of General Pervez Musharraf, 1999, was accused of levying political victimization on the political opponents at the time. The practice continues. Corruption has become a deep-rooted menace of our society; threatening democracy by curtailing the …

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The latest news of Hindu girls’ prosleytising to Islam has alarmed many rights activists and minority leaders in Pakistan, who fear that the girls are forced to convert. The fact that most cases occur with women, most of whom are underage, mocks the absence of a legal succor. Pakistan is home to over 3 million …

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The meeting between Bilawal Bhutto and Mian Nawaz Sharif in Kot Lakhpat Jail, Lahore was reminiscent of the consultations between Bilawal’s mother, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and MNS for the Charter of Democracy (CoD). BB-MNS meetings took place under cosier circumstances in Jeddah and London, while Bilawal-MNS meeting was held in jail when he went to …

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Pakistan’s GDP expenditure on education teeters under 3 per cent, making it the lowest in the region. Devolution of Education as a provincial subject was supposed to make education viable provincially. It didn’t work that way. While others struggled, some provinces really did well in promoting primary and secondary education, making practices transparent, improving passing …

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