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Mazhar Ali Shah

Problems galore

William Shakespeare had once said when misfortune comes, it comes in battalions. As if the havoc wrought by the corona virus wasn’t enough, locusts too have now also descended on this land. There is an imminent threat of Dengue’s onslaught also on this country. It is unfortunate that the man …

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Municipal issues

It is the common man who is suffering in the tussle between the CDA and municipal corporation Islamabad over exercise of some powers .The rift between the mayor and chairman CDA came to head recently when government suspended the mayor till the time the enquiry ordered against him could be …

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Natural Justice

There is a famous saying that behind every great fortune there lies a crime, What good is that money if it can’t save you from death .Only God ,the Almighty knows whether all stories about the modus operandi adopted by Sharif and Zardari families for building up big financial empires …

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Toothless Competition Commission

There are two types of economic systems that have been operating in the world. One of them is known as capitalist system of economy while the other is billed as socialist economic system. The capitalist economic system is run on the basis of free enterprise in which, unlike the socialist …

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Disturbed borderline

It is a pity that there is lack of co-ordination and cooperation between the government and the opposition political parties in the face of Corona virus which has hit the economy of the country badly,, besides, taking many invaluable lives. Same or less situation prevails in the adjoining Afghanistan where …

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A laughable statement

The recent statement of President Trump is laughable in which he said that China was responsible for spreading coronavirus in America because it wanted that he should not win the forthcoming presidential election in the US scheduled for November this year. The American president also said that China is favouring …

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Change of faces in Information ministry

The information ministry is, perhaps, the most important ministry in any government. The information minister has to defend the popular as well as the unpopular decisions of the government. More often than not, he or she becomes the butt of the criticism of the opposition leaders. His or her job …

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Need for restraint

It was wrong on the part of an advisor to the PM to say that creation of the PPP was misfortune of Pakistan. The PM needs more friends than enemies at this point in time and his advisors had better show restraint in the choice of words and avoid using …

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Never ever lower your guard

Media reports indicate that commercial activity has started in Gwadar seaport and some merchandise meant for Afghanistan has reached there. Media reports also point out the arrest of four terrorists in Karachi allegedly trained in Afghanistan for carrying out subversive activities in Pakistan. There will be a need for keeping …

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Civil servants need security of service

Any attempt to ensure good governance in the country would amount to a wild goose chase if political interference in the posting and transfer of officers of district administration wasn’t stopped. In the good old days only those administrative officers were considered fit for posting as deputy commissioner who had …

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