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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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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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