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Mazhar Ali Shah

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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Criminals are a very sharp minded people. They always think ahead of their times. They are always on the look out for devising ways and means to hoodwink the law and order enforcing agencies after committing offences so as to save their skin. Since they invent or discover new escape …

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Hoarding — need for a tougher law

It is not understandable why some of the traders and shopkeepers are opposed to the legislation which the government is trying to introduce in the country to rein in the hoarders of consumer goods. There is no gainsaying the fact that some of the traders hoard items of daily use …

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Price spiral in Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan is on the anvil. One had hoped that coronavirus would instill the fear of God in the heart of the traders and they would not hoard essential commodities and create their artificial scarcity in the market for selling them at exorbitant price for scooping fat …

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Coronavirus is spreading like wildfire

The coronavirus pandemic is getting most of the attention of American rulers and it has pushed the US-Taliban talks to the back burner. Wasn’t it Kabul which, in cahoots, with New Delhi has been trying since long to foment trouble in Pakistan aimed at dismembering it?Isn’t it natural justice that …

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