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In the memory of Sabiha Khanum

Death laid its icy hands on Sabiha Khanum the other day. She died in the U.S. where she was staying with her offspring. She was the first genuine heroine of Lollywood like her illustrious husband Santosh Kumar who is also considered to be the first genuine film hero of Pakistan’s …

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Meaningless hullabaloo of the opposition

The hullabaloo raised by the opposition during the course of budget speech in the National Assembly was meaningless because a better budget than the one presented on 12th June in these extreme financial crisis could not be expected from any government. When such economically vibrant countries like the U.S, China …

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Need for a thorough probe

An American woman Cynthia has been in the headlines in this country lately. One doesn’t know whether she is a genuine journalist or a media expert or she has been planted by the Americans for doing some dirty business for them. Our political leaders and highly placed bureaucrats have been …

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Toothless Competition Commission

Somebody very correctly suggested the other day that if those found guilty of setting up cartels were handed down rigorous imprisonment, nobody in this country would dare to indulge in this gory practice.There is a need to insert a clause in the relevant law for sending such persons to jail …

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Whither good governance!

How to set things right in the Steel Mills? It has been proving a white elephant since long. Previous governments have been dragging their feet on it for the fear that if it was denationalised there is going to be a big political backlash .They avoided taking any action which …

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Where is the writ of the government?

Time was when persons of the calibre of Abraham Lincoln, Roosevelt, Jefferson, George Washington and Eisenhower, to mention a few, used to be the presidents of the U.S. Today a lesser person like Trump is the tenant of the White House. Commenting on the recent police action on the demonstrations …

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Action against the corrupt

Imran Khan is lucky that opposition is in a disarray. Its leaders have a lot to live down. The common man has tested almost all the main opposition parties in the past. Their performance left much to be desired. The PTI has come into power on the promise that it …

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Transparency in collection of funds

In-the-not-too-distant past a bank account was opened for the construction of Bhasha dam in which the people of this country deposited money according to their capacity whole-heartedly in a big way. The common man has got the right to know how much money has been deposited in it? The concerned …

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Anomalies galore

Whenever there is a price hike in petrol, the bus, wagon and taxi drivers automatically raise their fare but whenever there is a drop in the fuel price they look the other way and seldom reduce their fare commensurate with the reduction in fuel price. Road accidents have been taking …

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