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Bureaucracy has lost initiative

Something is certainly  amiss in the relations of the government with the bureaucracy. The common  perception is that the civil servants are not delivering. They have lost initiative. It is believed that there was too much interference from the political quarters in their work. Merit is a thing of the …

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Civic amenities

Not only Karachi but all other big major urban areas and cities of the country need massive transformation,inso far,as their Municipal affairs are concerned. There is no point in paying lip service only about decentralisation of power and strengthening of local government institutions. The members of the provincial assemblies are …

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The joker President

Trump has earned notoriety of doing strange and odd things. In a recent TV show he was heard praising his daughter Ivanka out of proportion .He went as far as saying that the Americans want her to be the president of the U.S.To many he would have become a joker par excellence …

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A thoughtless step

If it wasn’t for the deep-rooted friendship between Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen, the latter might be out on his ear by now from the PTI. Like Mian Nawaz Sharif, Jahangir Tareen has also thought it proper to to keep himself away from the limelight by going to London. Providence …

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Sectarian discord

To keep a balance in one’s relationship with Saudi Arabia and Iran amounts to a very difficult tight rope walking. On the one hand is located our neighbour Iran while, on the other, Saudi Arabia.Both have been helping hand for us in times of our economic crisis. We simply cannot …

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A loaf of bread matters a lot

Somebody very rightly said that the debris of mega corruption, mismanagement and bad governance left behind by the previous two governments, in particular, can’t be cleared in two years. The present government is unlucky in the sense that soon after it was inducted into office it had to face one …

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Preparing for the showdown

The opposition leaders have been bracing themselves for a showdown with the government soon after tenth of Muharram. In this connection there has been telephonic contact of PPP and the JUI(F) leaders with Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif who is in self exile at London on the pretext of medical treatment …

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All parties conference

Late Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan was a past master in assembling all the opposition parties on a single platform whenever any need was felt to wage political campaign against any sitting government. His house in Lahore used to be the centerpiece of political meetings of the opposition parties . He was …

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