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    Utility bills

    This is to draw the attention of the concerned authorities to the issue of excessive billing in Shikarpur. Overinflated utility bills have created a l... Read More

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    More libraries

    Many students prefer going to a library to study and get ahead in life. A library has so many different books that can be borrowed for a week or more.... Read More

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    Addicted to phones

    It is unfortunate that nowadays children prefer to stick to their gadgets instead of adopting some sort of physical activities. This trend has stunted... Read More

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    Family pension

    Call it negligence or call it injustice, but nothing can change the state of an 83-year-old woman who has been deprived of family pension since 1960. ... Read More

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    No parking

    This is to draw the attention of the concerned authorities to take action against builders and plaza owners who build high-rise buildings with no spac... Read More

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    Saving the wildlife

    According to some media reports, the country’s largest zoo – Peshawar Zoo – is near to completion and will be opened for general pub... Read More

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    Silent cries

    The brutality and atrocities of Myanmar government forces have led to the greatest refugee crisis. Hundreds of villages have been burnt and their inha... Read More

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    Homeless children

    The number of street children is increasing at an accelerated rate. There is not a single day when commuters do not see homeless and hungry children b... Read More

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    The flaw

    This refers to the article, ‘Economic security’ (Oct 15), by Dr Farrukh Saleem. The article needs to be read by everyone especially by tho... Read More

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    Crimes in Mochh

    The increase in the number of crimes in Mochh is alarming. In the past few months, several incidents of murder have taken place in the district. The a... Read More

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    For the people

    The majority of politicians in our country do not know about the problems being faced by the common man. These politicians always keep their interests... Read More

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    Garbage crisis

    People love to keep their homes clean, but they don’t think twice before polluting the city. People do not want heaps of garbage scattered in th... Read More

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    Unaffordable education

    With the start of new session in schools, private schools have raised the tuition fee an exponentially high level. This has made it difficult for the ... Read More

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    Roads in Skardu

    The carpeting of roads in Skardu is being done, but the quality of work is not up to the mark. Although a sum of Rs20 billion was allocated for repair... Read More

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    Small labourers

    It is said that poverty is one of the main reasons for child labour in any country. Families living below the poverty line force children to work in o... Read More

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    Much-needed bill

    Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has revealed that a bill for welfare and protection of journalists will be prese... Read More

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    Reality bites

    I am one of the students who appeared in the MDCAT conducted by the UHS on August 20. Just like every year, the paper was bought by a few students bel... Read More

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    Dengue fever

    The outbreak of dengue in Shikarpur calls for immediate action of the concerned authorities. Hospitals are filled with patients suffering from this se... Read More

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    Broken roads

    It is commendable that the present KP government has launched quite a few projects for the construction and overhaul of main and local roads of the pr... Read More

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    Cat?s eye

    Cat’s eye is a safety device that is generally installed to stop commuters from taking wrong turns. However in our country, the true purpose of ... Read More

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    Good old days

    There was a time when mailboxes were installed at different localities of the city for the convenience of people. Residents would drop their letters i... Read More

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    Expired products

    Sale of expired medicines is quite common in Turbat. Many people have complained about receiving dated medicines from different pharmacies. This calls... Read More

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    Never again

    Last Thursday (Oct 5), a suicide blast in Fatehpur resulted in the death of almost 20 people. Around 30 people were left critically injured. This show... Read More

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    Medical certificate

    For the issuance of a driving licence, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government made it necessary for all applicants to complete a driving course and to subm... Read More

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    Resolved

    This refers to the letter, ‘Weak connection’ (Oct 3), by M Abid Hafeez. This is to clarify that PTCL is actively engaged in responding to ... Read More

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    Results are out

    The result of the Competitive Examination (CSS) has been announced. This year, the result showed a slight improvement. Out of the 23,025 candidates th... Read More

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    Water shortage

    The Indus River System Authority (Irsa) has estimated a 20 percent increase in water shortage. At present, the total availability of water for agricul... Read More

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    Where hope grows

    The transgender community living in our society faces numerous challenges on a daily basis. Many people do not treat them the way they should be treat... Read More

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    Lost in filing

    To increase the number of income tax returns, the FBR has made it obligatory for all salaried persons having taxable income to file income tax returns... Read More

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    Mountains of garbage

    The garbage problem of our country is partly due to careless actions of citizens. Almost everyone throw garbage on main roads. This exposes the lack o... Read More

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    Everybody loves the ?chair?

    Whatever is happening in the federal capital is most unfortunate and disastrous for the country’s stability and integrity. The sad state of affa... Read More

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    See you in court

    There is currently much uproar over the Election Bill 2017. One of the biggest criticisms seems to be that the bill is person specific. Perhaps that i... Read More

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    Archaic system

    It has been observed that the leaders of jirgas or panchayats are often the most influential people of a region. This is why their decisions are never... Read More

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    Weak connection

    When it is about filing a complaint with the PTCL for the landline or broadband disconnection, it feels like its falling on deaf ears. Almost every co... Read More

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    Drains and diseases

    The sewerage network of Shikarpur needs the immediate attention of the concerned authorities. Almost all drains are filled with wrappers and solid was... Read More

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    Holiday Notice

    The offices of The News remained closed on Sunday (October 1) on account of Ashura. Therefore, there is, no issue of the newspaper and internet e... Read More

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    An unexpected surge

    The sudden and exorbitant rise in the prices of tomatoes exposed the inability and helplessness of the concerned authorities to control the prices of ... Read More

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    Polluted water

    The government should pay attention to the problems that emanate from water pollution. Water pollution is the source of numerous diseases such as chol... Read More

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    Survival of the fittest

    This refers to the editorial, ‘Health of the nation’ (Sep 28). The editorial written on an important topic is timely .There is a popular s... Read More

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    Unacceptable tragedy

    On Thursday (Sep 28), the UN Security Council held a public session on the situation in Myanmar to discuss the violence in the region and hear a brief... Read More

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    Fate of Fata

    It is heartening to note that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has reassured that bringing Fata at par with other regions of the country and the pe... Read More

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    Beautiful ruins

    Shikarpur’s famous Ganish Park has turned into a barren piece of land owing to the negligence of the administration of the municipal committee. ... Read More

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    A blind eye

    Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar have been facing the worst genocide and brutalities for many years. Many innocent people have lost their lives while thous... Read More

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    Have some patience

    Now that the trial of the Sharifs has started in the accountability court, Imran Khan should wait for the verdict. There is no point in holding press ... Read More

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    Pollution in the air

    It is an undeniable fact that air pollution poses serious threats to the health of humans and other living beings. Vehicles exhaust fumes contribute i... Read More

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    Here today, gone tomato

    The recent increase in prices of tomatoes has led to countless complaints. The commodity is an essential part of our everyday life and no food is prep... Read More

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    Whose fault?

    On Rawalpindi’s busy roads that are usually covered by a pool of vehicles, there appears to be a serious problem created by motorcyclists. A dri... Read More

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    In times of war

    While addressing the UN General Assembly session, US President Donald Trump has proposed the complete destruction of North Korea. In his zeal to overp... Read More

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    Respect teachers

    Our education system will be considered at par with the international standards of education only when our teachers will feel proud of their professio... Read More

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    Protection of children

    The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act of 2012 has guidelines to deal with the cases of child abuse. But a lot of such cases are settled ... Read More

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    Delimitation

    This refers to the article, ‘Delimitation’ (Sep 17), by Iftekhar A Khan. The writer brought the problem of constituency limits in the dist... Read More

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    Betrayed by delays

    Once the HSC results are announced, the FBISE allows unsatisfied students to request the scrutiny of answer sheets. Several months backed, an applicat... Read More

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    Women?s harrasment

    Sexual harassment is a serious issue that has long been ignored and treated with complacency. Although it is heartening to see women making stupendous... Read More

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    Will there be peace?

    The International Day of Peace is observed every year on September 21. In today’s world, regional, sectarian and religious conflicts and divides... Read More

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    Unbelievable act

    The Education Service Act 2017 KP is a gradual step towards the privatisation of the education department. This is an endeavour to separate the educat... Read More

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    The future is pollution

    Science says that thousands of years ago, the earth had nothing but an abundance of trees. With the passage of time and an increase in the world&rsquo... Read More

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    After the by-poll

    Although the recent by-election result was in favour of the PML-N, the slight margin of 14,000 votes also shows the growing popularity of the PTI in t... Read More

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    Give peace a chance

    September 21 is observed around the world as the International Day of Peace. World peace is defined as freedom, peace and happiness among and within a... Read More

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    Elected

    The by-election of NA-120 was held on Sunday (Sep 17). The analysis of the elections with the last general election’s paints scary picture for t... Read More

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    Fake products

    If you happen to visit famous Raja Bazar, Rawalpindi you will be surprised to see the copy of branded items, including soap, tea, etc., put on sale. A... Read More

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    How to combat dengue

    For the past few years, the country has been dealing with the outbreak of dengue fever on a regular basis. Thousands of people have been affected by t... Read More

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    No escape from reality

    On numerous occasions, Imran Khan categorically announced that Lahore by-election would prove that the people are either with the verdict or with the ... Read More

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    Proper planning

    The construction of public infrastructure is done by utilising public funds therefore it is important and would be fair towards taxpayers if the procu... Read More

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    When will Suu Kyi speak?

    The lives of Rohingya Muslims are inexpensive. This is why they are being killed by Myanmar forces. The houses of these people are being burnt to grou... Read More

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    Justice is lost

    According to the news report relating to the hearing of review petitions filed by the Sharif family against the Panama Papers case verdict, Honourable... Read More

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    The challenge

    The blue whale challenge is the latest trend over the internet. Contrary to other short-lived trends, this game is dangerous. The victims of this game... Read More

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    Rohingya crisis

    The atrocities being committed against the Rohingya are increasing at a fast pace. It is unfortunate that the entire world is only observing the situa... Read More

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    North Korean showdown

    The US- North Korea tensions have escalated at an unprecedented pace and it looks like there is no going back, considering the recent hydrogen bomb de... Read More

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    Unhygienic food

    Potato chips that are unfit for consumption are being openly sold in local markets and in front of almost all private & government schools in Lowe... Read More

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    Water in my house

    It is extremely disappointing to see the failure of our provincial government. Since after the recent rainfall, street gutters have been completely ch... Read More

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    The saner option

    Often, people get into the presidential vs parliamentary form of the government. They fallaciously believe that a presidential form will end constitue... Read More

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    All work and no play

    Extracurricular activities include debates, publication of students’ magazines and other cultural activities. All of these activities play an im... Read More

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    Children are the future

    In our country, almost every day, an abandoned baby is found on streets. Many NGOs take these children to their shelters. These anonymous children liv... Read More

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    Shrinking space

    Gauri Lankesh, a well-known critic of growing violence by Hindu fundamentalists, was shot dead outside her home on September 05 in Bangalore, India. S... Read More

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    Traffic woes

    The Senate Standing Committee on Defence was informed in Feb 2017 that 32 education institutions operating in residential areas of Peshawar Road and W... Read More

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    After the sacrifice

    Like every year, the waste of sacrificial animals has still not been removed from the streets and public places of Tando Qaiser, Hyderabad. As a resul... Read More

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    Love your language

    Being a family physician, I come across a lot of families who bring their school-going children for a medical check-up. I have learned that most of th... Read More

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    Government hospitals

    The performance of government hospitals in the country is unsatisfactory. Absenteeism of doctors has created so many difficulties for the patients tha... Read More

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    A crime against humanity

    No religion preaches or supports any sort of oppression. It is a radicalised mindset which leads to the complete annihilation of society. The atrociti... Read More

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    There will be no issues of the Internet edition and newspaper.

     There will be no issues of the Internet edition and newspaper on Sunday September 03 to Monday September 04 on account of Eid-ul-Adha. However, ... Read More

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    There will be no issues of the Internet edition and newspaper.

    There will be no issues of the Internet edition and newspaper on Sunday September 03 to Monday September 04 on account of Eid-ul-Adha. However, arrang... Read More

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    Safe ride

    The chairlift at Patriata, Murree is a good source of entertainment for tourists. Since it was installed decades ago, it requires to be maintained reg... Read More

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    Eyes wide shut?

    Back in 1600, the East India Company was established. The objective of establishing the company was to strengthen the trade between Britain and the Su... Read More

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    Suicide awareness

    Hard economic times often lead to the rising number of suicides. The loss of a job and fear of financial ruin can drive people to end their own life. ... Read More

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    The right to know

    Recently, the Senate passed the Right of Access to Information Bill and now the same is waiting for the approval of the National Assembly. The Senate&... Read More

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    Jailed for 20 years

    An Indian court has awarded 20 years imprisonment sentence to an Indian guru, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. He was found guilty of raping two women devotee... Read More

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    Not so corrupt

    PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari has been acquitted by an accountability court in Rawalpindi in the final corruption reference pending against him. We... Read More

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    The Swat motorway

    According to a media report, those people whose agricultural land was acquired for the construction of the Swat Motorway asked the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ... Read More

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    Handle Fata with care

    The Fata secretariat and a great number of NGOs are working in the region to resolve the problems of the people and help them in the rehabilitation pr... Read More

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    Historic bill

    The Senate has finally passed the access to information bill. This is a major breakthrough as far as individuals’ constitutional rights are corn... Read More

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    The decision

    Disqualification of an elected politician is neither unconstitutional nor undemocratic. It rather strengthens democracy as it removes those politician... Read More

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    Managing the dam

    The Sabakzai dam is built on the Sawar Rud, a tributary of Zhob river. The dam was constructed in 2007 under Vision 2030 and has a capacity to store 3... Read More

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    Unfortunate incident

    On August 21, the Lahore High Court was hearing the case against those who were involved in the Sher Zaman case. Instead of adopting a professional ap... Read More

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    A new experiment

    The standard of education in KP has been deteriorating at an unprecedented rate for a long time. Ever since the PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government ... Read More

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    No discrimination

    Lawyers are playing a negative role by highlighting the conflict between a judge and lawyers with regard to the Sher Zaman case. The court has passed ... Read More

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    Ignoring the talented

    In order to pursue a progressive pursuit, it is essential for people to complete higher studies. This helps people develop a sense of maturity. Howeve... Read More

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    A critical time

    North Korea and the US have had a fragile relationship for so long. However, in recent times the tensions between the two countries have escalated. Th... Read More

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    Plight of Thar

    Food is the basic right of an individual and an essential part of a human life. Unfortunately, the people of the Thar district are dying because of th... Read More

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    Gas projects

    While inaugurating work on the supply of natural gas to the villages of Mardan in July 2017, the then federal minister for petroleum and natural resou... Read More

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    Fight against corruption

    The verdict of July 28 of the apex court that disqualified Nawaz Sharif was backed by the articles 62 and 63 of the constitution. These articles were ... Read More

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