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    Beyond political rhetoric

    This refers to the news report ‘Details of Rs700 bn received from 10 countries’ (November 13). Later, the three stalwarts of the PTI- Sena... Read More

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    Scenes in assemblies

    The way our parliamentarians are behaving in parliament is quite outlandish. Instead of discussing core national issues, our elected members indulge i... Read More

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    Conversion of palatial houses?

    Imran Khan has, for a long time, been saying that palatal government houses will be converted into buildings that can be used for the benefit of the p... Read More

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    Entry test

    For the admission in an undergraduate programme in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the authorities concerned have introduced a standardised ETEA test. Students wh... Read More

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    Big decisions

    This refers to the letter ‘Career counselling’ (November 9) by Prof K K Mushtaq. According to the writer, many students are unable to choo... Read More

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    Where are teachers?

    The main problem which students of government schools are facing is the high rate of teachers’ absenteeism. Many teachers also run private tuiti... Read More

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    Fake medicines

    Those who are involved in selling fake medicine should be ashamed of themselves for playing with the lives of people. In Turbat, many people have open... Read More

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    Teachers? pay

    Private school teachers are offered low salary packages. As a result, they often have to work multiple jobs. The years-long appeal to school owners an... Read More

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    Broken roads

    Millions of rupees have been spent on the carpeting of Skardu roads, but the quality of work performed is poor. The material used for the repair and r... Read More

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    The protest

    The interior minister, Shehryar Afridi, has said that the “state would not use the stick against the TLP leadership but embrace and engage them ... Read More

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    Career counselling

    Almost all parents wish to see their children living a successful life. What parents are sometimes unable to realise is that their children can be suc... Read More

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    Loadshedding in Skardu

    Skardu has been facing the worst loadshedding for many months now. The water level in Satpara dam has also fallen to an alarming level leading to a de... Read More

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    Parks without recreation

    Mianwali’s Woodland Park, commonly known as Katchery Park, is in a dilapidated condition. It is the only facility in the locality that draws a l... Read More

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    Addiction horrors

    In our country, many university-going students live in hostels. The living arrangement provides students an alternative of home but without parent gui... Read More

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    Education comes first

    Many private schools in Charsadda are built by people who, unfortunately, do not have any such experience in the field of education. They are running ... Read More

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    Rising inflation

    The recent surge in the prices of petroleum products will further add to the miseries of the public. It is another severe blow to the people who are a... Read More

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    Those three days

    The fact that the government entered into an agreement with a bunch of people who had held the country hostage highlighted that the PM’s speech ... Read More

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    Moral science

    My school used to conduct a weekly class on moral science. We were taught moral values and how to become a civilised person. We were taught to show co... Read More

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    Traffic woes

    The traffic authorities in Turbat need to pay attention to the rising number of road accidents in the city. It has been noticed that an overwhelming m... Read More

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    Willingness to work

    On October 31, Asif Ali Zardari, the PPP co-chairman, showed willingness to work with the federal government to steer the country out of the present p... Read More

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    No libraries

    The lack of public libraries across the country has caused problems for students. The few libraries that are still operational do not have new books o... Read More

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    Happy savings

    World Savings Day is observed on October 31 to raise awareness among people regarding the importance of financial savings. The celebration of the day ... Read More

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    Profit after tax

    When government-backed welfare accounts and savings schemes were launched, the authorities concerned offered higher profits on all savings certificate... Read More

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    Two grounds, one park

    Previously used for 23rd March parades, Race Course Park, Rawalpindi was divided into two portions: a well-maintained park for the local citizens with... Read More

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    Help for Thar

    It seems that the death of countless people and animals in Thar has failed to awaken the conscience of the rulers. Residents of the drought-stricken T... Read More

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    Mobile madness

    We are a generation that clings to our smartphones and view them as the sole purpose of our lives. For many of us, life becomes practically unbearable... Read More

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    The cost of benefits

    Privatisation is touted as a long-term solution to the problems faced by our government-run schools and hospitals. But any attempt to privatise these ... Read More

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    Short of water

    The country’s water crisis has escalated to dangerous proportions. According to statistics, 90 percent of our water resources are being utilised... Read More

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    No conflict in synergy

    Our industrial sector need to stay abreast of technological advancements that are taking place across the globe to use up-to-date research to streamli... Read More

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    Searching for stability

    At this stage, all policymakers should act in unison to develop a sound macroeconomic policy. Policy formulators (such as the prime minister and finan... Read More

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    Entrance denied

    This year, medical entrance tests weren’t conducted as efficiently as they should have been in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Although the date for the ent... Read More

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    Parks and recreations

    Shikarpur’s Benazir Park, which is situated next to the Deputy Commissioner House, was once an important recreational site. Many families used t... Read More

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    Implementation woes

    This refers to Miftah Ismail’s article on ‘Civil service reforms that work’ (October 26). The writer had rightly pointed out that ev... Read More

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    Too young to work

    I recently applied for a position at Nowshera Medical College, but wasn’t shortlisted for the interview because I was six months younger than th... Read More

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    Maid in hell

    The unsettling video of Kinza Bashir, an 11-year-old child maid who was reportedly tortured by her employees, draws attention to a problem that has pl... Read More

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    Career guidance

    When I began my pre-engineering programme at the Atta Shad Degree College, Turbat, there were a large number of students in my class. Our classrooms w... Read More

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    Thar?s thirst

    Our politicians seem to have a rather myopic view about Thar and only focus on the economic potential of the region’s vast coal deposits. Many o... Read More

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    Quit tobacco

    Smoking damages our respiratory and cardiovascular systems. But the fear of contracting diseases hasn’t dissuaded people from smoking and the pr... Read More

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    No country for women

    I once asked the librarian at Islamia College University in Peshawar to give me a newspaper to read. I was told that no newspapers are delivered to th... Read More

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    Let there be power

    This refers to the news report, ‘Crackdown against power thieves on the cards’ (October 23). As per the report, Prime Minister Imran Khan ... Read More

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    Too loud to learn

    Although many schools can be found across the country, limited attention is given to selecting an appropriate, comfortable and peaceful location for t... Read More

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    Unnecessary humiliation

    This refers to the article ‘Academics in chains’ (Oct 20) by Iftekhar A Khan. The writer has aptly pointed out that, unless the authoritie... Read More

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    Amritsar tragedy

    In one of the deadliest train accidents, at least 53 people were killed in northern India when a speeding train ran over the crowd who was watching fi... Read More

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    The Zainab case

    Zainab’s rapist and murderer, Imran Ali, was hanged in Kot Lakhpat Jail on Wednesday (Oct 17). The punishment brought some sense of relief to ag... Read More

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    Renaming Allahabad

    The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, has announced that the UP cabinet has approved of a name change for the city of Allahabad. The c... Read More

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    Easy learning

    In a bid to ace the examination, a large number of students focus on rote learning. They lock themselves in their rooms and don’t participate in... Read More

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    Water contamination

    The persistent dumping of solid waste by 50 union councils and 59 housing societies in Rawal Dam is a big contributor towards water contamination. Cit... Read More

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    What about Thar?

    This refers to the editorial ‘Remember Thar’ (Oct 13). An overwhelming majority of people have been clamouring for weeks for the governmen... Read More

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    Strange transactions

    The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has discovered that a man has made transactions of over Rs4 billion after he died four years ago.Who said there... Read More

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    White-collar crime?

    This refers to the article ‘White-collar crime’ (Oct 14) by Dr Farrukh Saleem. The writer has asserted that around half of Rs7.5 trillion ... Read More

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    Testing troubles

    I recently took the competitive examinations for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Public Service Commission (KPPSC). While the exams sought to assess the analyt... Read More

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    Walk the talk

    The PTI-led government has failed to discuss how it will deliver on its promises. We are still not told how the party will bring the looted money back... Read More

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    Faith tourism

    This refers to the article ‘Faith tourism’ (Oct 12) by Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani. In his well-written article, he has talked about how the ... Read More

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    Uniform curriculum

    I have been living in Saudi Arabia for the last eight years and recently moved to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The first thing that I did was to start searchin... Read More

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    Drive safely

    Reckless driving is a major reason for fatal road accidents. In our country, there aren’t any penalties for speeding. The traffic police rarely ... Read More

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    Teaching techniques

    Our country’s education system focus on a student’s learning and writing skills. There is, however, no focus on improving students’ ... Read More

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    Broken promises

    The ruling PTI has accused the previous government of damaging institutions and borrowing a huge loan from foreign donor agencies, while opposition pa... Read More

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    After the polls

    Imran Khan used to say that his government would provide relief to people and address all the problems of the people in a timely manner. However, it s... Read More

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    Modified seeds

    The federal government is planning to import genetically modified maize seeds in the near future. The seed is expected to have protection against some... Read More

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    Learning the language

    In our country, teaching English or any other language, as a subject and as a language, is based on the Grammar Translation Method (GTM) which is abou... Read More

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    Where?s the water?

    The scarcity of water and food has taken a toll on people living in Thar. Hundreds of children have died during the last two months when the area was ... Read More

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    Education for all

    Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced to provide free education for people who are transgender. The university that offers distance-learni... Read More

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    CNG prices

    The country’s transport industry is heavily dependent on CNG. The government has recently increased CNG prices. Owners of CNG stations are on st... Read More

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    Promoting national institutions

    Zarai Taraqiati Bank Limited (ZTBL) is a national institution which was established to uplift the country’s agricultural sector. However, when c... Read More

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    Nothing for the

    workerHundreds of old labourers work from dawn to dusk to earn daily wages. These people don’t have any job security. They are not entitled to r... Read More

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    Foreign donors

    That the relevant authorities have asked INGOs to leave the country within 60 days may harm our development sector and related businesses. As our coun... Read More

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    The motorway

    The Lahore to Khanewal motorway, which was supposed to be opened for public many months ago, is not being used even though construction work has been ... Read More

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    They deserve better

    This refers to the letter ‘Minimum wage’ (Oct 7) by Naeem Sadiq. The writer has highlighted the plight of janitors employed by a private c... Read More

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    A powerful tool

    It is no secret that education is the only weapon which can help a nation to be on the road to progress and prosperity. An educated nation can fight a... Read More

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    Students in stress

    A couple of days ago, a college student in Faisalabad committed suicide. The boy was failing in the semester. He couldn’t deal with his family&r... Read More

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    No smoking

    The most dreaded sight that I daily witness at my university is a group of male students smoking in front of the VC’s office. Surprisingly, this... Read More

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    Education for all

    In his maiden speech to the nation, Prime Minister Imran Khan insisted on giving free education to all. It is a thoughtful approach to provide free ed... Read More

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    Dar?s darlings

    This refers to the news report ‘Dar’s ‘darlings’ shown the door’ (Oct 5). According to the information minister, these a... Read More

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    A foreign language

    This refers to the letter ‘Learning English’ (Oct 4) by Syed Ali Naqvi. I agree with the opinions shared by the writer. I think that we ha... Read More

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    Unparliamentary duel

    The truth is always bitter, especially when you are publicly exposed and the facts betray you. The verbal duel between Fawad Chaudhry, who other than ... Read More

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    Not a doctor

    Tribal Areas (formerly called Fata), the home to a population of roughly 3.18 million people, witnessed the devastating effects of the war on terror w... Read More

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    They do no harm

    There has been an unprecedented increase in the incidents of violence against doctors in government hospitals. Most cases occur when a single doctor i... Read More

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    Dark and lovely

    Our society’s obsession with fair skin tone is ineffable. This obsession has helped the cosmetic industry to make billions out of it. Skin white... Read More

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    Teachers? Day

    World Teachers’ Day is observed annually on October 5. There is no denying the fact that teachers play a vital role in the growth of a nation. T... Read More

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    Back in the 1960s

    Had he been an ordinary person involved in theft of the wallet of a foreign dignitary, all hell would have broken loose. But when the criminal is a gr... Read More

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    Time to act

    The PTI government shouldn’t spend too much time playing up the failures of past governments as there are pressing concerns that need to be look... Read More

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    Population control

    The PTI government is focusing its attention on a large number of problems that beset our country these days. These problems, undoubtedly, need urgent... Read More

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    Break the silence

    Government Model Town Library in Lahore is facing an acute financial crisis. The dilapidated condition of furniture, broken sanitary ware and out-of-o... Read More

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    Without a passport

    This refers to the letter ‘Where’s my passport?’ (Sep 28) by Prof W B Gill. It is difficult to understand why government servants ar... Read More

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    Open sewers

    The municipal authorities in Kotri are doing little to resolve the city’s drainage problem. When left untreated, wastewater can cause a great de... Read More

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    The road to Faizabad

    The road leading to the Faizabad bus stand was converted into a small river after the early morning showers on Saturday (Sep 29). The entire area is c... Read More

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    Militant threat

    This refers to the editorial ‘On the Nacta front’ (Sep 29), which raised some important points that need to be considered. Although the re... Read More

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    Coaching centres

    The latest trend these days for F Sc students is to take admission in coaching centres. What is amusing is the fact that teachers of government colleg... Read More

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    Traffic gridlocks

    Due to the faulty planning by Rawalpindi’s local authorities, the traffic on the Jhelum Road National Highway remains badly jammed during peak h... Read More

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    Creative expression

    A majority of schools in our country don’t accord too much significance to creative writing. Many teachers and students fail to understand that ... Read More

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    Traffic violations

    Reckless driving is one of the big contributors to fatal road accidents that occur on a daily basis. In order to avoid traffic jams, many commuters dr... Read More

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    Inflation fears

    According to our government, the country is facing the ballooning debt crisis. The first step that the newly elected government has taken is to increa... Read More

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    Bypass on GT Road

    The bypass that was built on GT Road, in Gujranwala, was meant to allow the smooth flow of the traffic. However, because of the constant presence of h... Read More

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    Where?s my passport?

    Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi is requested to resolve the issue of the passports of government employees. Following the government&rs... Read More

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    Walk the talk

    According to media reports, developed countries have caused more harm to the environment than developing countries. While their carbon emissions remai... Read More

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    Parched Gwadar

    Residents of Gwadar are deprived of pure drinking water for many years now. But the authorities concerned are not doing anything to alleviate the suff... Read More

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    State of disrepair

    During the sit-in of a religious political party in November 2017, the metro station of Faizabad was damaged and remained closed for almost 20 days. T... Read More

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    Remembering Karbala

    On the 10th day of Muharram, Muslims mourned the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA). The courage which Imam Hussain (RA) demonstrated during the te... Read More

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    The PTI?s budget

    During its campaign for Election 2018, the PTI maintained that it would bring a much-needed change to the country. The party pledged to introduce peop... Read More

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    Looking for jobs

    The rate of unemployment is increasing at an alarming rate. Highly-qualified people are running from pillar to post in search of a job. But there are ... Read More

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