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  • Another Stroke To The Economy

    The government of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) is facing a lot of challenges due to the lack of expertise in governance, particularly those regarding basic necessities. Shortly after the wheat crisis, the government is now battling the sugar crisis and a lot of it has stemmed from individuals who garner a lot of control over the sugar in the country and are also currently associated with the ...

  • Intolerable Action

    It has become a near regular occurrence; once or twice a year Maulana Abdul Aziz attempts to deliver sermons or forcefully occupy Lal Masjid, with the authorities managing to remove him shortly after. However, the problem looks to be that these frequent forays have emboldened Aziz, who has now barricaded himself in the mosque once more with a group of female students and has refused to leave ...

  • The PTV problem

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    Growing up in the Pakistan of 1980s, a time before Cartoon Network and HBO, one of my fondest childhood memories is Maa’a waking me up in the morning for school, just as Mustansar Hussain Tarar did the morning ‘Chacha gi’ show. At the conclusion of his show, PTV aired a much-awaited five-minute cartoon segment. And again, in the afternoon, just as the PTV transmission resumed ...

  • India’s militarised approach towards Kashmir dispute

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    Ever since the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35-A of the Indian Constitution, which outlined the special status of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, India has started adopting a drastically different approach towards that particular region. This new approach aims to challenge the old one that is usually centred around the question of containing militancy and insurgency against India’s ...

  • The frontier economy

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    A frontier region, then cramped between Safavids of Persia and Mughals of India, majority of the future Pakistan, along with present-day Afghanistan was often considered as an ideal buffer. Except for the trading centres of Punjab consisting of Lahore, Sheikhupura, and Multan, much of the Southern and Western parts of the region were de-facto governed by tribesmen, who roamed the rugged ...

  • Past in Perspective

    “Capitalism has suffered major ideological defeats and its best defence remains the lack of any plausible alternative.” –Tariq Ali   Mishra believes that liberalism served the purpose of incubator for the right wing populism   Author Pankaj Mishra is long standing critic of globalisation and liberal economic world order. The sudden shift to right wing populist ...

  • Jobless Balochs

    It is fact that many young Baloch are jobless setting at home. So their family members are waried that why they are not getting job. So far the political party will come for hot and that time they say we will give hot in this time. While the time of job will come they will be lost. So like wise many Baloch brother because of jobless .they left their country and went in Dubai. And another ...

  • BISP tumult

    The Benazir income support programme that was started in 2008. In order to support disabled persons and poor those who are not capable to work as well. But unlucky, the news lcudN of BISP took action to remove 820,000 people from rolls of its benefits. If nearly 820,000 peoples name would be removed from this company list approximately 11 billion remain save in each year for the government of ...

  • 2020

    After the demise of Quaid e Azam, our politicians got sucked into an ugly struggle for power leading to conspiracies and backstabbing isolating them from public issues. This led to miss appropriation of taxpayers money and dragging national institutions such as judiciary, armed forces, and bureaucracy into this game of cat and mice. Almost seventy-three years have passed by and we as nation have ...

  • PABA to hold ‘Made in Pakistan’ exhibition in New York

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    GUJRANWALA-Pakistan American Business Association (PABA), a business organization serving as an economic bridge between the United States of America and Pakistan since 1986, has announced that it will soon hold a Made in Pakistan exhibition in New York to promote the local products with special focus on products made in Gujranwala, Lahore and Islamabad.The founder chairman of Washington-based ...

  • Rs1,000m approved for replacement of outlived water supply lines

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    MULTAN-Punjab government has approved water supply scheme of Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) worth Rs 1000 million while work on the project would be initiated soon. Deputy Director water supply WASA Abdul Salam told APP here on Saturday that proposals of two water supply schemes including replacement of outlived water supply lines and tubewells in Multan and water supply scheme for unsurved ...

  • Reforms being introduced in cooperative department: minister

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    FAISALABAD-Provincial Minister for Cooperative Mehr Muhammad Aslam Bharwana has said that reforms are being introduced in the cooperative department.He was addressing a farewell party of retired officers here on Saturday while Secretary Cooperative Punjab Ch Ahmed Raza Sarwar, Deputy Registrar Cooperative Ashfaq Shahid and others were also present.He said over 100 tractors had been distributed ...

  • 4 members of a family die in motorway mishap

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    Pindi Bhattian-Four persons including two children have died in traffic mishap on Motorway M2 near Sukheki.According to Rescue sources a speedy car on its way from Lahore to Jhooria village hit a truck from rear near Sukheke at Motorway-2 leaving four persons dead and three injured. According to the motorway police, the resident of Bhalwar, Khushi Muhammad along with his family was returning from ...

  • Quick Read

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    District admin serves notices to owners of 50 cattle pens MULTAN- The district administration Saturday issued notices to owners of 50 cattle pens to shift their animals outside urban area otherwise stringent action would be taken against them. According to official sources, the crackdown against cattle-pen holders would continue in future also. Nobody would be allowed to affect beauty of the ...

  • Teenager killed in TTS spinning mills

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    Toba Tek Singh-A teenager died when he got trapped in a spinning mills machine here at Nawan Lahore on Saturday.The deceased, 13 years old Rehman was at work at Friends Textile Spinning Mills when his body got trapped in a machine, resulting in serious injuries to him. He was rushed to Nawan Lahore rural health centre where he succumbed to his wounds after a few hours.When contacted, Labour ...

  • PHA’s Multan plantation drive to complete next month

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    MULTAN-Horticulture department of Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) was assigned the task to plant 100,000 shady trees in couple of month here across the districtAn official of the department informed that jurisdiction of horticulture was divided into four zones with each zone to plant about 12,500 trees every month to accomplish the target being fixed until March 31. Few old trees would be ...

  • Many caught for doing wheelies

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    FAISALABAD-Police have arrested 14 person over one-wheeling, over speeding and road blocking in the city during last 24 hours.According to police report issued here on Saturday, three persons -- Shahzad, Sanaullah and Khalil had setup illegal stalls of dry fruits in front of their shops in clock tower chowk. Traffic police officials asked the shopkeepers to remove stalls but they did not remove. ...

  • Patrolling police to plant 100,000 saplings in region

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    FAISALABAD-Punjab Highways Patrolling Police Faisalabad region have set target of planting 100,000 saplings during a two weeks plantation campaign starting from February 15.The plantation drive is being started on the directions of Additional Inspector General Punjab Highways Patrolling Police Capt (R) Zafar Iqbal Awan.SSP Patrolling police Faisalabad region Farooq Ahmed Hundal said here Saturday ...

  • Days of PTI govt are numbered, says Kaira

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    ATTOCK-Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Central Punjab President Qamar Zaman Kaira has said that days of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government are numbered owing to its anti-people policies.He was addressing a Labour Convention at Jallo near Burhan on Saturday. The convention was arranged by the local chapter of Peoples Labour Bureau (PLB).He said that Pakistan was facing constitutional ...

  • Mideast Plan: Trump unveils his 'Deal of the Century' to recognise Israeli Sovereignty

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    The announcement comes after Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main political rival Benjamin ‘Benny’ Gantz. The Palestinian authorities have repeatedly objected to the plan, as its details were trickling out, and mass protests are expected in the Palestinian territories as Israel tightens security measures.US President Donald Trump has unveiled his ...

  • Suicide blast in Lakki Marwat

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    Police officials stated that a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Lakki Marwat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa early Thursday morning.  Qasim Ali Khan, District Police Officer reported that there was a rally protesting the death sentence awarded to former President Pervez Musharraf for high treason. Nearby, a polio campaign was also underway making it unclear as to who or what the target ...

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    FIRST-EVER PHOTO OF A BLACK HOLE REVEALED

  • Bashir Bilour's son among 13 killed in suicide blast

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    PESHAWAR: Thirteen people have reportedly been killed and 35 have been injured in a blast at a corner meeting of Awami National Party (ANP) in Peshawar on Tuesday night. Barrister Haroon Bilour, son of Bashir Bilour, former federal minister for railways and candidate of 78 has also been killed in the blast. According to the police, the blast took place in Yaka Toot where the corner meeting of ...

  • Avenfield verdict: 10 years in jail for Nawaz, 7 for Maryam

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    The Accountability Court on Friday announced 10 years imprisonment to Nawaz Sharif and fined him eight million pounds in the Avenfield reference case. The judge Muhammad Bashir announced sentence of seven years imprisonment to Maryam Nawaz beside one year imprisonment for forging documents. Maryam was also fined 2 million pounds. The court ordered Capt (R) Safdar to one year imprisonment. Maryam ...

  • Begum Kalsoom still in critical condition

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    LAHORE– The state of health of Begum Kalsoom Nawaz is still critical at Harley Street Clinic in London. According to media reports, the doctors have termed next 24 hours very crucial due to congealment of blood in lungs and the constant unconsciousness of Begum Kalsoom Nawaz. Begum Kalsoom Nawaz has been on ventilator since Thursday evening when she collapsed due to cardiac arrest and went ...

  • Clashes between police and protesters escalate across Kasur

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    KASUR: The protests in Kasur continued on second day of seven-year-old girl Zanaib's murder.  Zainab was raped and murdered after being abducted six days ago. Her dead body was found at garbage dump site. Two people were killed during protests yesterday because of firing by Punjab police.  Huge number of protesters blocked traffic at Steel Bagh and other entrance points of city. ...

  • At least 20 killed in Kabul attack

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    At least 20 people were killed and wounded in a suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday, interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said. Officials said the bomber blew himself up after approaching a group of security personnel who had been conducting an operation against illegal drugs and alcohol sales in an area of Kabul not far from the US embassy.

  • Suicide blast in Baleli area of Quetta injures six

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    Multiple people were reportedly injured in a suicide blast on a check post in Baleli area of Quetta. According to media reports, six people including two FC personnel were injured while the two attackers were killed. The injured have been shifted to CMH Quetta for medical treatment. The security forces have cordoned off the area. In December just over a week before Christmas, at least ...

  • Trump declares emergency in California over wildfires

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    US President Donald Trump on Friday declared a state of emergency in California due to raging wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of structures and forced thousands from their homes. In declaring the emergency, Trump ordered the release of federal assistance to bolster the local response to the wildfires in Southern California, the White House said in a statement.