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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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History repeatedly told us that wars are not the permanent solution to any problem. Guns don’t win hearts of the people but roses can. Oppression always gives birth to resistance. After the Pulwama Attack, which was strongly condemned by Pakistan, the BJP’s Government in India has adopted all tactics that might lead to a big …

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The United State’s decision to strengthen peace in Afghanistan and empowering the Taliban to form a combined government with the Afghan’s may see the light of day. But at what cost? The Trump administration are doing their utmost to carry out this resolve by bringing both Afghan government and the Taliban on the table. In …

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Pakistan has recently revisited its foreign policy and has made impactful changes to it. The major one being, easing the visa rules for 66 countries. The second major foreign policy shift is the tilt towards Russia for economic and military agreements, which would have been unimaginable a few years ago, when Pakistan was almost entirely …

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Sahiwal Incident in which officials of Counter-Terrorism Department killed four persons including a 13-year-old girl on the suspicion of being terrorists, has turned into a spine-chilling nightmare for society. The incident raises questions about the rule of law in society, fake encounters and the responsible escaping punishment and the level of governance. The episode that …

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