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Mazhar Ali Shah

Victory of the lunatic fringe

Modi’s victory at the hustings proves, if any proof is required, that his party, the BJP, has been able to mould the mindset of ordinary Hindu to Hinduvta, hook, line and sinker. The results of the 2019 elections confirm that India can no longer now claim itself to be a …

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War clouds over Middle East

Trump is a trigger-happy,whimsical and short-sighted man like Nirendra Modi.The one thing that is common in both of them is their hatred for Muslims who should,therefore,expect no good from the present tenant of the White House.Lately,he has been flexing his muscle to Iran and by his belligerent rhetoric has created …

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Follow the Nigerian example

The former Nigerian ruler , like our many rulers, had also stacked a big amount of money in the Swiss banks after indulging in massive corruption while in power. The present Nigerian ruler deserves hosannas that he not successfully managed to recover a sizeable portion of it out of the …

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Equality, liberty and fraternity

Unless three basic concepts are acted upon, all talk about the creation of a social welfare state would be no more than a glib talk. Equality, liberty and fraternity are sine qua non if we are to establish a truly egalitarian society. We are nowhere near to these three basic …

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Downfall of Pakistani rupee

Time was when people used to laugh at the strength and market value of Afghanistani currency by saying that one has to carry it sackful to the vegetable market for buying tomatoes. Today the strength of our currency has hit rock bottom, behind even that of Afghan currency The currencies …

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Rich rulers of the poor country

The governor Panjab Chaudri Sarwar wears his heart on his sleeve. Speaking in a public function the other day he said the rich Brits become poor after joining the politics, whereas, the poor Pakistanis become rich on joining politics. It goes without saying that of all the professions that are …

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What is parliament for?

What is the need of a parliament if legislation is to be done through Presidential ordinances?The passage of tax amnesty scheme through a presidential ordinance recently didn’t go well with the common man. How can he forget so quickly that till yesterday the present rulers had been lambasting their predecessors …

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The evil of heavy weaponry

The new tax amnesty scheme has disappointed the nation. It provided proof, if any proof was needed, how tightly the capitalists control the economic affairs of the country. The present rulers who once used to oppose such amnesty schemes given by the previous governments in the past so vehemently had …

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