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Price Hike in Edibles

It is said the Roman dictators used to build gigantic colosseums in Rome in which different types of games were arranged for keeping the general public busy in viewing them so as to divert their attention from the question of bread and butter. A cartoon published in a Urdu national …

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Officer on Special Duty

If any civil servant falls foul of his political boss due to any reason he is removed from his job and designated as an OSD , which is an abbreviation of Officer on Special duty. Dozens of civil servants in the centre as well as in the four provinces of …

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Hats off to the AAP

The Aam Aadmi Party has worked wonders in Delhi as a result of which the electorate has once again put its faith in it by voting it into power in the Indian capital once again in the recent polls. The election result was a slap on the face of all …

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Quality of debate

It is unfortunate that the quality of debate in parliament has been going down from bad to worse. Those of us who have heard parliamentarians like Mumtaz Daultana, Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan, Abdul Wali Khan, Suhurwardy, Baqi Baloch, Maulvi Farid, Khan Abdul Qaiyum Khan, Ghaus Baksh Bizenjo, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and …

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Learn from Aam Aadmi Party

Maulana Fazlur Rehman is again flexing muscles and one can hear sabre rattling in the political camps of some other political parties parties also who want to cross swords with the PM one more time before the Advent of Ramadan and before the summer sets in. A lot will, however, …

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Dismal performance

The performance of present parliament is as dismal as was that of its two predecessor parliaments. It might have improved had the PM kept his word and attended its sessions atleast once a week as promised by him at the last hustings. Had he shown interest in the matter, the …

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Waqar Hasan is no more

Waqar Hasan was probably the last survivor of that famous cricket team of Pakistan which beat England on its home ground at Oval London in 1954 and thus established its credentials as a test cricket playing country. What a pity that our media , both electronic and print, didn’t give …

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One swallow doesn’t make a summer

Syed Mazhar Ali Shah. Though Modi has suffered a setback in the recent New Delhi’s election, it would be premature to predict that his political party is going to meet the same fate in elections to the other Union states because one swallow doesn’t make a summer. A staunch believer …

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Favourite place of the filthy rich

Time was when Rome was the favourite haunting place for the deposed kings and corrupt rulers who fled from their country in order to escape the wrath of their countrymen. Some of them did find it convenient to settle in England after getting political asylum there. Time has changed. These …

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Railway needs uplift

The CJP deserves hosonnas for ordering that all bottlenecks and illegal constructions which have blocked the railway track of Karachi’s circular railway system be removed but he would have to keep a strict vigil on the pace of implementation of his directive as administration of Karachi is notorious for playing …

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