Muhammad Zahid Raffat

  • Number of institutions are established and created at the federal and provincial levels from time to time. Such institutions are given and assigned specified and specialized tasks and responsibilities. Such institutions so established and created enjoy priorities of the respective federal and ...

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  • The Pakistani nation is celebrating yet another Independence Day on August 14, 2019 with the continued blessings of Almighty Allah for which brisk and enthusiastic preparations have been going on for many days. This is a very great and joyful occasion for everyone living within the geographical ...

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  • Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI)’s federal government headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan has presented its first formal budget for financial year 2019-20 which has since been debated at length and passed amidst lot of noise and obstructions by the opposition parties jointly and is under ...

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  • Pretty large numbers of Pakistanis are working in different countries around the globe for varying periods. They are engaged in different sectors and services in these countries. They are playing an important and appreciable role in promoting and strengthening the economies of these countries ...

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  • PML-N’s federal government had stepped down on May 31, 2018 on completion of its stipulated 5 years constitutional tenure. But prior to doing that, it had created a record of presenting six budgets in the five years period. It had presented the federal budget for the financial year 2018-19 as ...

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  • These days, if someone is to ask a layman in the streets of the provincial metropolis or elsewhere in the country as to what is happening in Pakistan , the answer to this pertinent question will generally as well invariably will be that the game of allegations and counter-allegations is being ...

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  • East Pakistan, the eastern wing of the country, died on December 16,1971 at the Paltan Maidan in Dacca (now spelled as Dhaka). On its debris emerged a new country Bangladesh as a result of big conspiracy and naked aggression by India in the garb of the Mukti Bahini force patronised by the ...

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  • External resources or foreign assistance mainly comprises project loans and grants, programme loans and other loans and grants. Every country particularly the developing countries need foreign assistance in one or other form for its development and accelerating pace of economic growth and ...

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  • Public servants or in other words, bureaucracy, is an important pillar of the government, be it at national or provincial level. The government formulates policies, plans and programmes and these are supposed to be implemented and executed by the bureaucracy down the line from the level of the ...

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  • Ever-grateful nation is celebrating 141st birth anniversary of great thinker and poet Dr Muhammad Iqbal on November 9, 2018 to pay homage to him for his great services in the creation of Pakistan. He had awakened the Muslims of the sub-continent and, more importantly and significantly, he had also ...

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  • Great brotherly Islamic country Saudi Arabia has stood with Pakistan all along these years in difficult times, natural calamities, floods and other hours of dire need. Saudi Arabia has done this yet again now by agreeing quite willingly to a package to ease Pakistan’s fiscal pain and overcome ...

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  • Visit to any museum is like a journey into the history, culture, heritage and other interesting, informative and knowledgeable aspects of one’s own country, as well as the region and beyond that. As such it serves in a befitting manner as a source of continuation of the process of learning, ...

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  • October, the 10th month of the calendar year, is almost a fortnight old. Living nations do remember history; learn from the good or bad events taking place every now and then to avoid such things which may lead to further bad developments. As such, the month of October has somehow assumed a lot of ...

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  • Pakistan has turned 71, as the nation quite enthusiastically celebrated yet another Independence Day on August 14, 2018 with the continued blessings of Almighty Allah. This was a great occasion which the Pakistanis celebrated both individually and collectively, not only all over the country but ...

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  • Month of August in the calendar year is already important because in this month we celebrate our independence every year on August 14. But at least for the present, this month has gained more importance as within few days from now the country is going to have a new Prime Minister on the basis of ...

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  • In less than a week from now, people will be going to the polling stations across the country on July 25, 2018 to exercise their right of franchise, cast their votes in favour of their chosen candidates and parties and pave the way for the formation of new governments at the national and provincial ...

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  • Water and power are two important sectors which are causing problems to the people across the country for varying reasons. Electricity load shedding has been there since early 1980s when the people suffered power outages for couple of hours particularly in summer months and duration of power ...

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  • Construction of multi-purpose Kalabagh Dam is in the larger national interests of the country and the people are suffering from lingering electricity load shedding for years together in an un-ending manner. But Kalabagh Dam cannot be constructed because there is no national consensus over it. It ...

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  • Federal and provincial governments, irrespective of one or the other ruling parties, have either stepped down or in the process of doing so on the completion of their stipulated five years constitutional tenure. Likewise, the National Assembly as well as Provincial Assemblies of the Punjab, ...

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  • Federal and provincial budgets, which are currently are being announced or have been presented, mainly comprise two parts i.e. current or non-development budget for day to day running of the government business and development budget for undertaking works for well-being and welfare of the people ...

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  • Two seasons are currently running alongside each other in the country presently. One is of budget season which has been advanced in view of the fast approaching holy month of fasting Ramzanul Mubarik. Presentation of federal and provincial budgets for financial year 2018-19 has also been advanced ...

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  • Dr Muhammad Iqbal was a great thinker and poet who is paid rich tributes for his contributions towards creation of Pakistan by presenting concept of a separate homeland for the Muslims of the sub-continent generally round the year but particularly on his birth anniversary on November 9 and death ...

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  • The federal budget for financial year 2018-19 is all set to be presented on April 27, if all goes well in the prevailing circumstances. This will be last budget presentation of the incumbent federal government which completes its constitutional tenure of five years on May 31, 2018. The federal ...

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  • Minar-i- Pakistan,  is standing aloft  in the Iqbal Parks across the road from the historic  and majestic Badshahi Masjid and the Fort in the city of Lahore  symbolises  the spirit and struggle launched by the Muslims  under inspiring leadership of Quaid-i-Azam ...

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  • People throughout the country observed February 5, 2018 as the Kashmir Solidarity Day with the twin purposes of reiterating continued support to oppressed people of Indian occupied Kashmir and to draw the attention of the international community towards Indian security forces oppressive brutalities ...

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  • The All Parties Conference (APC) or it was also called Multi Parties Conference (MPC) convened by religious scholar turned part-time politician Dr Tahirul Qadri, who keeps shuttling between Pakistan and Canada, turned out to be somewhat flop and disappointing show in more than one way contrary to ...

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  • Pakistan is facing acute water shortage over the years. Everyone is crying about shortage of water. For years, large quantity of water is going as sheer waste in the Arabian Sea because the country has not developed any other major storage facility in more than forty years after Tarbela ...

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  • Ongoing financial year 2017-18, which is already little more than four and half months old, is the election year and political parties are fast gearing up their activities holding public meetings in different parts of the country. The incumbent federal government which is passing through its fifth ...

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  • The ever-grateful nation is celebrating yet another birth anniversary of great thinker and poet Dr Muhammad Iqbal on November 9, 2017 to homage to him for his great services in the creation of Pakistan. He had awakened the Muslims of the sub-continent and more importantly and significantly he had ...

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  • The federal government has already embarked upon fifth and last year of its stipulated five years constitutional tenure after successfully completing four years with an appreciable good record of better economic performance and positive indicators with quite realistic, doable and achievable targets ...

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