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    Profile in courage

    Many precious lives were lost recently when a group of tourists on the excursion visit to the Neelam Valley fell off a suspension bridge. While a few ... Read More

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    Race to the finish

    The tenure of the PML-N-led government is nearing its completion. All political parties have started their campaigns to not only woo voters, but to al... Read More

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    An end to inequality

    It is heartening to see that during the holy month of Ramazan some affluent individuals and charity organisations have take on the task of helping tho... Read More

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    Loan write-offs

    The Supreme Court (SC) has issued notices to 222 people whose combined loans of more than Rs50 billion were written off in the past by state-owned fin... Read More

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    Price hike

    It seems as though there is no respect for rule of law in our country. People are doing things in the way that suits them. Despite the circulation of ... Read More

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    Gaza massacre

    In a recent OIC meeting, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan asked all Muslim countries to join hands to resist Israeli brutalities against Palesti... Read More

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    Politics without vision

    The entry of veteran politicians into the PTI shows that these so-called sensible and experienced politicians have nothing to do with the ideology, ma... Read More

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    Unsung heroes

    This refers to the letter ‘Traffic trouble’ (May 12) by Zafar Iqbal. It is discouraging to see that the writer has painted a gloomy and di... Read More

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    Futile pursuits

    Our lives have become an endless pursuit to achieve a high social status. We have set our standards so high that all our time and effort is spent on c... Read More

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    Damaging the power sector

    Defence minister Khurram Dastagir has said that “[the] PML-N government made impossible things possible”. I would like to remind the minis... Read More

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    Violence in Kashmir

    A new wave of violence in Kashmir has taken a toll on the lives of the Kashmiris. This is one of the most vicious kind of aggression that India has un... Read More

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    Not for traffic

    The local authorities have dug a busy artery of Iqbal Town, Rawalpindi because of which the frequency of traffic gridlocks has increased. Now, all the... Read More

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    The beaten track

    The road that connects Badar Banda and Ghala Perano Banda villages is in a dilapidated condition. This has caused a great deal of problems for residen... Read More

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    Price hike

    With the holy month of Ramazan drawing nearer, profiteers have started to create a fake and spurious shortage of several fruit and vegetables. This ha... Read More

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    Time to recruit

    A large number of people are irked by the way government-backed mega projects are left incomplete even though they begin with much fanfare. The PTI-le... Read More

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    White water

    There are as many as 400 marble factories in Buner. These factories drain sewage into the main canals, contaminating water that is meant for consumpti... Read More

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    Ill-conceived decision

    US President Donald Trump has finally pulled out of the US-Iran nuclear deal terming the pact ‘defective at its core’. The deal was struck... Read More

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    Save the children

    It is deplorable that millions of children in our country are working under subhuman conditions. It is equally pitiful that the authorities concerned ... Read More

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    The right to tax

    I am no fan of highly-regressive indirect taxation. However, decisions that pertain to the rate of taxes should solely be the government’s prero... Read More

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    Picture perfect

    This refers to the photo captioned ‘Traffic moves through rain on Monday evening’ (May 8) by Mansoor Ahmed. The journalist has captured a ... Read More

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    Beyond rote learning

    It seems that we are receiving a purpose-based education. We need a degree to find a job. A majority of students have no interest in learning about th... Read More

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    Politics of hate

    Although we have been able to curb terrorism to some extent on our borders and within our cities, we have not been able to tackle the hatred that has ... Read More

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    Digital disruptions

    The PTCL authorities haven’t introduced a fibre optic system in Naushahro Feroze to date. This is why there has been a disruption in internet fa... Read More

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    Plight of labourers

    Labourers in our country work in precarious and hazardous conditions. Land and factory owners exploit the poor working class in every possible manner.... Read More

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    Assistance to farmers

    While presenting Budget 2018-19, the minister for finance announced reduction in the rate of sales tax to three percent across the board on all fertil... Read More

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    Patient pensioners

    This refers to the letter ‘Pay attention to our pension’ (Apr 30) by M A H Sheikh. The writer has talked about the grievances of the negle... Read More

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    Kind treatment

    The transgender community has always been at the receiving end of unfair treatment. Due to social constraints, these people are often kicked out of th... Read More

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    Career planning

    Hundreds of thousands of fresh graduates are unemployed in our country. The main reason for this major problem is lack of career guidance. Many studen... Read More

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    Let?s praise Lesco

    This is to commend the Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) for the pleasant experience that I had yesterday (May 4). After the overnight storm, we ... Read More

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    More provinces

    This refers to the article ‘More provinces’ (May 1) by Dr Sania Nishtar. The writer is correct to point out that there is an urgent need f... Read More

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    Spell it out

    The ousted prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, has been openly accusing some ‘invisible forces’ of having an influence in the country’ pol... Read More

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    Hazara killings

    The Hazara community has been a victim of persecution that has paralysed the lives of Hazaras for years now. The community has been attacked by a seri... Read More

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    Expensive ID

    Nadra has increased the fee for computerised NICs in all categories. The fee has been doubled except for the urgent fee which has been increased by 30... Read More

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    No fee, no salaries

    Justice Ali Akbar Qureshi of the Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered private schools to refrain from collecting fees for the months of June and July &... Read More

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    Elephants in the country

    The systematic plundering of both PIA and PSM has reduced the profitable state-owned organisations to white elephants. Many factors are responsible fo... Read More

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    On Labour Day, nothing for labourers?

    A public holiday was announced on Tuesday (May 1) to celebrate Labour Day. Offices and education institutions were closed. It was, however, disappoint... Read More

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    That?s them in the corner

    The Hazara community is facing the worst form of persecution in our country. On one side, banned outfits are killing them in targeted attacks, mass sh... Read More

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    Fixing Facebook

    The recent controversy that has hit the social networking giant Facebook hard has also shocked the billions of users from all around the word, who use... Read More

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    The spell of outages

    With the arrival of summer, the incumbent government’s tall claims of ending loadshedding by 2018 have crumbled like a house of cards. It seems ... Read More

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    Waste management

    While travelling from Wah Cantt to Rawalpindi, I have always witnessed heaps of garbage strewn across the road. The revolting stench that emanates fro... Read More

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    Old pensioners

    The recent budget has been a source of dismay for old pensioners who had hoped that policymakers will increase their pension by a significant amount. ... Read More

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    Service disrupted

    This refers to the letter ‘Customer satisfaction’ (Apr 24) by Fariha Tahir Shah. I am a customer who has been dissatisfied with PTCL servi... Read More

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    A house to call home

    The victims of the October 8, 2005 earthquake are still homeless as reconstruction projects like the New Balakot Town have shown no signs of completio... Read More

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    Pay attention to our pension

    Contrary to all hopes and expectations of pensioners, the federal government has stuck to its not-so-commendable policy and announced only a 10 percen... Read More

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    Crushed flowers

    The rape and murder of nine-year-old Saima in Larkana shows that crimes against children are increasing at a rapid pace. It is appalling that criminal... Read More

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    Power talks

    This refers to the news report ‘Country’s installed electricity capacity increases by 30% to 29573 MW’ (Apr 27). Since summer has se... Read More

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    Elections and votes

    The 2018 elections are around the corner. This time, however, the atmosphere of the country seems to be different than the previous pre-election seaso... Read More

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    Testing service

    There are countless irregularities in the National Testing Service (NTS) system that must be rectified. The PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government abol... Read More

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    The change has come?

    Budget 2018-2019 was presented on Friday (April 27) by the newly-appointed Minister for Finance Miftah Ismail amid the ruckus and disturbance created ... Read More

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    Time to transform

    Defective transformers in Iqbal Town, Rawalpindi are creating countless difficulties for residents. Since these transformers have not been repaired, p... Read More

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    Clogged roads

    Traffic gridlocks in Lahore continue to take a toll on the lives of residents. But the authorities concerned have done little to deal with this menace... Read More

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    You?re disqualified

    The disqualification of Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has put a stamp on an interpretation of the constitution that should now be extended to every el... Read More

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    Unfair dismissal

    This refers to the news report ‘Motorway cop who fined the boss of his boss removed’ (Apr 25). The report reveals that Ziaullah, a patroll... Read More

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    The long wait

    The chief justice has said that the judiciary will have to prove itself through its work. It is widely believed that justice that is delayed is invari... Read More

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    Back to school

    Millions of children have been out of school for a long time. Statistics that have repeatedly suggested this fact should have been an eye opener for t... Read More

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    No space for discrimination

    The decision to open a school for the transgender community should be welcomed as a positive step. The Gender Guardian is an institution that offers d... Read More

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    Not for the poor

    State-sponsored healthcare in cities and towns is not satisfactory. However, healthcare in remote rural areas is even worse. Although the main concern... Read More

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    Why is the House empty?

    Article 64 clause (2) of the constitution says: “A House may declare the seat of a member vacant if, without leave of the House, he remains abse... Read More

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    Customer satisfaction

    This refers to the letter ‘The trouble with troubleshooters’ (Apr 8) by Ashfaq Sharif. The writer had mentioned that his complaint was not... Read More

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    Saving Earth

    Earth’s Day was observed on April 22. The main topic of discussion was the excessive use of plastic and its harmful and irreversible effects on ... Read More

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    Harassment woes

    Cases involving the harassment of women in our society are increasing at a rapid pace. This is why men in our society enjoy unparalleled protection an... Read More

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    Tension over pension

    It is refreshing to note that the authorities concerned are thinking of increasing the rate of pension. However, pensioners who retired more than 20 y... Read More

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    Living without water

    Every drop of rain brings hope and satisfaction to the people living in a village near Murree. This is because these people have to rely on stored rai... Read More

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    Syria in flames

    Following the tradition set by former US presidents, Donald Trump carried out a lethal missile attack on Syria under the pretext that the Syrian gover... Read More

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    Where did all the buses go?

    The shortage of public transport in Turbat is appalling. Only a handful of public buses can be spotted in the region. Taking advantage of the situatio... Read More

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    Kashmir and freedom

    Residents of Indian-held Kashmir are being denied their right to life by Indian authorities. All forms of of political expression in the country and s... Read More

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    The road not travelled

    The road between Kotri and Hyderabad has been closed down for construction for the last eight months. Construction material is strewn across both side... Read More

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    The labour of loss

    Labourers working in stone-crushing industries often witness subhuman working conditions. They are also stand the risk of contracting silicosis &ndash... Read More

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    Trump goes to war

    US President Donald Trump has brought the world on the brink of World War III. He is exploiting the situation in Syria and violating all international... Read More

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    No place to rest

    A large number of students from remote areas of the country are enrolled at Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Khairpur to complete higher education.... Read More

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    Early marriages

    Although the constitution has declared 16 to be the age of marriage of girls, there are many girls under 16 who are married to men who are double thei... Read More

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    Chaos in Lahore

    TLP workers have once again blocked the exit and entry points to Lahore, creating pandemonium. These workers demanded the withdrawal of criminal cases... Read More

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    End this cruelty

    Animal abuse may be a topic on which little to no attention is given by the authorities concerned. However, the treatment that is meted out against an... Read More

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    Kashmir bleeds

    Unprovoked firing of Indian troops has claimed the lives of more than five civilians. Indian atrocities in Indian Occupied Kashmir are increasing at a... Read More

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    What?s taking so long?

    GT Road, which is a major thoroughfare in Peshawar, has been dug up because of the ongoing construction work related to the BRT project. This has inco... Read More

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    Which floor?

    I visited the driving licence office in Lahore and discovered that the office was located on the top floor of a building which didn’t have any p... Read More

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    When fire struck

    The season of ‘short circuit’ fires is back again. If we seriously consider this proposition, we will notice that these mishaps usually oc... Read More

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    Death by plastic

    Hundreds of marine animals are dying annually due to plastic pollution. Recently, a young whale was found dead on the coast of Spain, which had at lea... Read More

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    Beware what you ?like?

    The Cambridge Analytica scandal has exposed the extent of the threat to our privacy given our excessive use of social media websites such as. Facebook... Read More

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    Children of a war zone

    A report compiled by the prestigious Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society gives a poignant account of atrocities of the Indian forces in Kashm... Read More

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    Exam factories

    It is time all saner elements in our educational sector, particularly those in the higher seats of learning, started doing away with debilitating exam... Read More

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    The far away centre

    It has been announced that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Public Service Commission examination, scheduled to be held this month, will only be held in Pe... Read More

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    Education for all

    This past Friday, as I stepped out of my university bus looking for a rickshaw, I was approached by a young boy of not more than 10 years of age, offe... Read More

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    You smoke, they choke

    Smoking has become a common habit among young people at schools and colleges. Although they know about the harmful effects of smoking, many of them ha... Read More

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    Sound of silence

    There was a time – the beautiful time – when cities were filled with public libraries where many students would study. The silence that wa... Read More

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    Unending trail of death

    Although the government takes pride in enhancing our country’s economic growth rate and expanding middle class, it is embarrassing and unfortuna... Read More

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    Garbage everywhere

    Mounds of garbage on every corner of a road are a distinct feature of our country. These heaps of garbage are the main reason for the pungent stench t... Read More

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    Countering corruption

    It is unfortunate that our global image as a nation has diminished over the years. While corruption and nepotism have become the order of the day, mer... Read More

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    Who changed the exam venue?

    The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission is going to conduct tests for different vacant posts. However, this time, all examination centres are... Read More

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    A war of words

    This refers to the remarks made by the prime minister while expressing concerns over the election of the Senate chairman. While the PM may think that ... Read More

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    Parking violations

    The case to which I want to draw the attention of the traffic authorities is perhaps the most neglected one. Every time when I am driving on the roads... Read More

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    School buildings

    The poor level of infrastructure in Gilgit-Baltistan calls for the immediate attention of the authorities concerned. The education sector in GB is in ... Read More

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    Living on the edge

    Rising unemployment is a serious issue that leads to a large number of social problems. Despite the numerous claims made by successive governments, th... Read More

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    Ending atrocities

    Indian occupied forces have once again wreaked havoc with the lives of Kashmiris on Sunday as 20 people were martyred and another 200 were injured in ... Read More

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    No room for bigotry

    The PM’s visit to the Supreme Court and his meeting with the CJP will certainly help defuse tension between the two pillars of the state. It is ... Read More

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    Theft in my transport

    Theft in public transport is growing and getting more common these days. It is clear that our city government will never be able to control the theft.... Read More

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    Cries in Palestine

    The criminal silence of the world over atrocities of Palestine demonstrates that humanity is lost somewhere. Non-violent protests of Palestinians are ... Read More

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    There is no water

    The shortage of water in the country has had negative impact on the agriculture sector. Farmers are facing so many problems because of the unavailabil... Read More

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    Unfit for consumption

    Bottled water that is being sold across the country is not as safe and clean as we perceived it to be. Last year, out of the 103 samples that were col... Read More

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    Wrapped in plastic

    Plastic pollution is one of the major problems that adversely affect the environment. Since plastic contains harmful pollutants, it has the potential ... Read More

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