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Dynastic politics

Who says there is democracy in the present political system that is operative in this country?Dynastic politics grip the the country . It is the head of the political party that calls the shots. Nobody inside the party can dare to challenge his authority. The 18 th amendment has given …

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Has the Tax Amnesty Scheme paid any dividend?

Indications are that the tax amnesty scheme might be extended despite the government’s promise that it won’t be further extended meaning thereby it is meeting the same fate which similar earlier schemes announced by previous governments had met. The rulers are disappointed that the response to it was not to …

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The three little masters

Coming on the heels of Sachin Tendulkar,Virat Kohli is the latest addition to the galaxy of outstanding batsmen that the sub-continent has produced after 1947. Time was when Hanif Mohammad was a household name in the cricket loving families of India and Pakistan.He was followed by Sunil Gavaskar who in …

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Opposition not on the same page

The rejection of JUI(F) ‘s proposal of mass resignation from the assembles by the other opposition parties the other day means that they are not on the same page with Maulana Fazlur Rehman on many political issues despite the fact that they all want to see the back of Imran …

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Pilgrimage with Taxpayers’ money

A resolution was initiated in the NA by the ruling party that a delegation of MNAs under the leadership of Khateeb of parliament be sent to perform Hajj and, surprisingly, not a single voice of dissent was heard in parliament and the resolution in question was passed. One would have …

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Railway needs priority attention

Railway accidents are , lately on the increase. It has been observed that the railway minister fancies starting new trains on new routes, whereas, he should have , in the first instance, improved the standard of present railway services on the existing routes and had also restarted train services on …

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Truer words were never spoken

The Russian president Putin hit the nail on the head when he recently told Imran Khan that in the past Pakistani rulers were not serious enough to mend fences with Moscow and they had shown a high degree of non-seriousness in this matter. Truer words were never spoken. There is …

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