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    Deprived of the basics

    The acute shortage of gas in winter has paralysed people’s lives. No gas during morning hours has compelled school-going children and office goe... Read More

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    Commerce matters

    I am a student of BBA and have recently joined a reputed university in Larkana. A couple of days ago, we had our first introductory class in which stu... Read More

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    Mini budget

    The federal government is going to present a mini budget by the end of the current month. This announcement has only enhanced people’s worries r... Read More

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    Pocket friendly

    The sharp devaluation of the rupee has increased the inflation rate in the country. While individuals with limited resources of income are running fro... Read More

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    A dangerous addiction

    It is alarming that many university-going students are using drugs. Many students try drug because of peer pressure. They don’t realise that the... Read More

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    This expensive life

    The harsh effects of the government’s ill-thought-out strategies are being faced by citizens. The unbridled inflation has broken the back of alm... Read More

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    Garbage crisis

    Open sewers, coupled with a severe garbage crisis, have created a great deal of problems for Dadu’s residents. All major roads are covered with ... Read More

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    Repair work

    The building of the Government Institute of Business and Commercial Education, Naushahro Feroze is in a dilapidated condition and on the verge of coll... Read More

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    Rapid deforestation

    On my way to university and back home, I see a lot of loaded trucks and shops full of huge tree trunks on Charsadda Road. The country-wide billion tre... Read More

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    Frozen in Skardu

    The temperature of Skardu, Gilgit-Baltistan, has dropped down up to minus 14 degree Celsius in recent days, making the region the country’s cold... Read More

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    War-torn Yemen

    Yemen is in flames and the number of civilian fatalities in the country has risen to 60,000. Yemenis have carried and continue to carry tiny coffins o... Read More

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    Restricted access

    Most public offices in Bannu are situated in the cantonment area of the city. These include the offices of the DPO, the AC, the DC and the commissione... Read More

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    Beyond the drawdown

    US President Donald Trump’s decision to unilaterally withdraw 7,000 American troops from Afghanistan has been viewed as a sign of capitulation. ... Read More

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    Unsafe vehicles

    In January 2016, the Supreme Court directed Qingqi – motorcycle-rickshaw – owners to conform to certain specifications including the numbe... Read More

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    SPSC delays

    One of my relatives received a letter from the SPSC for a physical fitness test for the post of assistance superintendent prison in home department. H... Read More

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    Embarrassing defeat

    The two consecutive losses in Test matches against South Africa should serve as an eye-opener for the PCB. If the prevailing situation remains unheede... Read More

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    Toxic waste

    In our country, toxic waste is regularly dumped into the seas. This careless activity not only has a bad impact on marine life, but it also puts human... Read More

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    Respecting the law

    A large number of commuters in Turbat are driving cars and motorcycles that do not have any registration plate. The police have turned a blind eye to ... Read More

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    A landslide victory?

    The landslide victory of the Awami League, which has won 288 out of 300 seats, caused resentment among various political personalities in Bangladesh. ... Read More

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    Compassion for the elderly

    PM Imran Khan often talks about compassion for the poor, elderly and those who suffer from permanent disabilities, but the same was not seen in the re... Read More

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    Basant in Quetta

    Last year, residents of Quetta celebrated basant with enthusiasm. The sky was laced with kites of different colours and sizes. In the past few years, ... Read More

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    Absenteeism

    At my sister’s school, students who are absent are fined even if they have submitted a leave application. I was shocked to hear this and believe... Read More

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    Sensitive work

    This refers to the letter ‘Teacher’s pet’ (January 5) by Shehla Inam. Teachers play an important role in students’ lives and d... Read More

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    Lab supplies

    Students who are studying science subjects in a government high school in Dasht are facing a serious problems which need to be resolved on an urgent b... Read More

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    Road safety

    Since the beginning of winter, Lahore has been wrapped under a thick blanket of fog which is reducing visibility for travellers. Last week, a tragic a... Read More

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    Hasty inauguration

    The premature inauguration of the 1410MW Tarbela Dam 4th extension hydro-power project in March 2018 has reportedly caused the public exchequer a huge... Read More

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    Teachers? pet

    Students who have suffered from teachers’ favouritism at any stage of their studies will agree with me that they have suffered an extreme loss d... Read More

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    Homework burden

    Many schools, colleges and universities have deprived students of their freedom by burdening them with assignments, presentations and projects. Fast-a... Read More

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    Ordinary people

    Following allegations of money laundering on Asif Ali Zardari, the PPP is currently standing on shaky grounds. Once again, the political landscape is ... Read More

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    Know your law

    It is said that the law protects the vigilant, not the negligent. Since ignorance of the law is no excuse, it is important that children are taught la... Read More

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    Staff shortage

    The shortage of auditors in state-owned institutions can be overcome if CA trainees are allowed to complete their three-year-long articleship in indus... Read More

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    Toxic smoke

    Toxic smoke generated from the industrial estate situated in Hayatabad, Peshawar is having bad effects on the health of residents of Jamrud tehsil, lo... Read More

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    The rise of the PTI

    The year 2018 saw the rise of the PTI and the downfall of the PML-N. After 22 years of relentless struggle, Imran Khan became PM. In his maiden speech... Read More

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    Assistance to citizens

    The PTI-led government in KP first launched a mobile phone application, KP Citizen Portal, for the timely redressal of public complaints, back in 2015... Read More

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    Say no to smoking

    Smoking is bad for health as it leads to many life-threatening diseases, including lung cancer. Among young people, smoking reduces the rate of lung g... Read More

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    Traffic in Lahore

    A rapid increase in population has worsened the traffic problem in the country’s populated cities. Lahore is a city where roads are overloaded w... Read More

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    Prayer tax

    Police officials deployed at Sufi Saint Hazrat Saedi Moosani’s shrine have started collecting prayer tax from devotees who visit the shrine to p... Read More

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    Accountability

    With the PTI-led government in the centre, the accountability drive is being carried out efficiently. Accountability is a double- edged sword that can... Read More

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    The encroachment mafia

    Lahore’s major markets are under the grip of the encroachment mafia, creating hurdles for customers and pedestrians, but the authorities have fa... Read More

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    Accidents on GT Road

    Increasing road accidents on GT Road are a cause of concern. These accidents are taking place due to several reasons, including overloaded buses, care... Read More

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    A consumer society

    Since the advent of the industrial age, a consumer society has been shaped which psychologically forces people to consume goods or services beyond the... Read More

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    Farmers in distress

    Farmers that use old watering infrastructure are getting hammered by the penalty of thousands of rupees and are being forced to spend their savings on... Read More

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    The image of politics

    It is shocking to see how some PTI stalwarts are tarnishing the image of politics and politicians. The language used by PTI leaders is not only insult... Read More

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    Broken roads

    Broken and rough roads are one of the main reasons for the increasing number of fatal road accidents. A number of lives are annually lost due to unsaf... Read More

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    It?s a jungle out there

    Urban sprawl refers to the expansion of poorly planned and auto dependant development which spreads out over a large amount of land, creating large di... Read More

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    Tourism in GB

    Gilgit-Baltistan is attracting a large number of tourists. This is good news as the influx of tourists will give a massive fiscal boon to the locals. ... Read More

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    Child labour

    The decision taken by the Lahore High Court (LHC) to ban the employment of children under the age of 15 is laudable. It is disappointing that in our c... Read More

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    Low on gas

    Residents of Charsadda are facing the problem of frequent gas loadshedding. Children have to go to school without breakfast. There is no such fixed ti... Read More

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    Harmful milk

    Almost all our food, including grain, fruit and vegetables, contain chemical ingredients from pesticides and weedicides. Our water sources contain che... Read More

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    The 100-day report

    The first 100 days of the PTI in government in power have passed. It would be foolish to expect anything tangible happening during this period. But it... Read More

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    Old buildings

    The present government is in the process of converting state-owned buildings into something they were not designed for. The main argument is that a si... Read More

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    For the public

    This is to draw the attention of the authorities concerned to the unprofessional behaviour of a few governmental employees. It seems that it is imposs... Read More

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    Time to act

    According to the 2018 UN Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) report, which is a continuation of the historic Paris Agreement on climate ... Read More

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    Healthcare facilities

    Last month, my son sustained a serious head injury near the left temple. I took him to the trauma centre of DHQ Hospital, Mianwali. The doctor and par... Read More

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    No education at all

    I was returning from my class when I saw a bunch of my university fellows sitting on the varsity’s ground. When they left for their class, I obs... Read More

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    Tsunami in Indonesia

    A massive tsunami has hit Indonesia, leaving at least 220 people dead and more than 800 critically injured. The authorities are working tirelessly to ... Read More

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    Five bridges

    The fact that the authorities concerned have constructed five bridges at Skardu Road in a record time is laudable. The completion of five bridges will... Read More

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    High fares

    Dozens of rented cars travel from Rawalpindi to Skardu on a daily basis. It seems that these days, rental car service owners have started robbing pass... Read More

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    Cycling culture

    In universities, we have observed that students and staff using bikes and cars for their movement within the campus. The use of motor vehicles for mov... Read More

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    Parking space

    The traffic situation in Lahore has become the worst and the solution to this problem is to provide designated parking areas. A couple of days ago, I ... Read More

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    Turn down the volume

    The use of loudspeakers during wedding functions is quite common. But these days, people have started playing loud music at night too. If a function i... Read More

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    The other side

    While many have welcomed the SC’s order to reduce private school fee, it is feared that this decision will have a negative impact on the operati... Read More

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    Gas shortage

    This is to draw the attention of the authorities to severe gas shortage in Ballo Khel, Mianwali. Profiteers are exploiting this situation to the maxim... Read More

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    Jobless graduates

    This refers to the letter ‘Rising unemployment’ (December 23) by Imtiaz Junejo. It is true that the number of unemployed people is increas... Read More

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    Transportation crisis

    This refers to the letter ‘Protective headgear’ (December 25) by Zahid Ali Khan. While it is true that in our country entire families ride... Read More

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    Restoring Lahore?s beauty

    Lahore is also called the city of gardens due to its centuries-old Mughal-era gardens like Shalimar Bagh. But with the beginning of the development ra... Read More

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    Waterless Hayatabad

    The acute shortage of water in Phase 6, Hayatabad Peshawar has created difficulties for residents who are unable to carry out their daily chores. The ... Read More

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    Choked road

    Abbottabad Road remains jam-packed round the clock, which creates a great deal of problems for residents. These never-ending traffic congestions also ... Read More

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    Handle with care

    In our society, there is a common misconception among parents and elders that hitting a child is a good way to discipline a child. This is the reason ... Read More

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    Circular debt

    Dealing with circular debt is a big challenge for the PTI’s government. The one step that the government should take is to curb electricity thef... Read More

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    Portable signals

    The Lahore Development Authority (LDA) has installed battery-operated portable traffic signal at Shadiwal Chowk in Johar Town. This signal is doing an... Read More

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    From garbage to electricity

    Almost 50 tonnes of garbage is disposed in the self-created dumping site in Salhad, Abbottabad every month. This creates a bad impression on tourists.... Read More

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    Stagnant salaries

    Since the last two months, there has been an unprecedented increase in prices of essential items. From food and vegetables to a bar of soap, every ite... Read More

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    Rampant poverty

    This refers to the article ‘Wealth creation and poverty’ (December 21) by Dr Ikramul Haq. The writer has beautifully painted the horrifyin... Read More

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    Rising unemployment

    The federal government should take effective steps to create job opportunities for the youth. The increasing rate of unemployment is one of the countr... Read More

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    The plight of Thar

    Thar’s worsening situation is heading towards a humanitarian crisis. Tharis are suffering a great deal owing to acute shortage of water and othe... Read More

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    Civilian supremacy

    The way our justice system, especially NAB, is currently working is making politics hateful and venomous. It is, by default, encouraging media trials ... Read More

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    Gas supply

    This is to draw the attention of the authorities concerned to a serious problem which I have been facing for the last six weeks. I live in Rawalpindi&... Read More

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    Another budget

    Finance Minister Asad Umar has said that the government is likely to present a mini budget in January 2019. This means that ordinary people should now... Read More

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    Living on donations

    The PTI, after coming into power, sees ‘contributory money’ as the only cure for the country’s financial woes. The PTI-led governmen... Read More

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    The Kashmir issue

    The fresh wave of violence in Kashmir in which at least 14 Kashmiris lost their lives is the grim reminder of the fact that people in Kashmir are suff... Read More

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    Driving games

    In Peshawar no traffic rules are being observed. Drivers have lost their sensitivity about fellow commuters and are not careful about their speed limi... Read More

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    The tale of a city

    Settled on the bank of the River Ravi, Lahore comprises layers of different cultures. Hard working people played an important role in sculpting the fa... Read More

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    Drowned in darkness

    Larkana, the city of historical heritage, has suffered a lot at the hands of negligent administrators. No competent authority has taken any action to ... Read More

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    Brutal beatings

    This refers to the letter ‘Corporal punishment’ (December 17) by Faisal Ansar. I totally agree with the writer that it is really shameful ... Read More

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    Atrocities in Kashmir

    Imran Khan on Saturday condemned the killings of 14 Kashmiris by Indian forces and also hinted to take the issue to the OIC. The Organisation of Islam... Read More

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    Cottage industry

    Islampur is a village near Swat Saidu Sharif and is famous for its cottage industries which produce high-quality scarves, woolen coats, caps and shawl... Read More

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    With dedication

    Prime Minister Imran Khan has shown incredible devotion and dedication to his work. He meticulously prepares for his talks and speeches, voraciously g... Read More

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    Preserving history

    Gilgit-Baltistan has 6,000-year-old artefacts. Some people are busy digging the ancient sites in different parts of GB, especially in various parts of... Read More

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    Licensing arms

    This refers to the news report ‘2.5 million arms licences yet to be renewed’. The relevant department has expressed that legal action will... Read More

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    Neglected zoo

    The Peshawar Zoo was opened to not only provide entertainment to people, but to also educate people regarding different species of animals. But the of... Read More

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    Education matters

    Countries which focus on education manage to achieve success and prosperity in a short period of time. Our country, unfortunately, hasn’t paid s... Read More

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    Fee reduction

    The 20 percent reduction is school fee of private schools is good news for hundreds of parents who are finding it increasingly difficult to pay for th... Read More

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    Increasing exports

    At present, the country’s textile sector contributes closely 46 percent to our total GDP. Also, cotton separately contributes 60 percent of the ... Read More

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    Gas shortage

    Every winter, there is gas shortage for which we are told that the problem is due to technical fault or gas production shortages. When those at helm o... Read More

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    It?s only a language

    English language proficiency determines whether an CSS aspirant has the command over the language. However, this skill set cannot guarantee that a per... Read More

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    Children at work

    What’s the first thought that comes to your mind when you see children doing tough and dangerous work? We only say a few sympathetic words for t... Read More

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    Health reforms

    Healthcare facilities in our country are close to none. The healthcare sector is the victim of the state’s constant neglect and indifferent atti... Read More

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    Drastic plastic

    This refers to the letter ‘Plastic waste’ (December 12) by Sakeena LB. According to a report, 2.5 billion people across the world produced... Read More

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    Life without libraries

    Students are facing countless difficulties in Nodiz, a village in Makran, as there are no libraries in the region. A vast number of pupils in the vill... Read More

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