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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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Need for a tighter control on Pak-Afghan border

Kabul has recently turned down Islamabad’s request to hand over chief of the Daesh Aslam Farooqi to it on the plea that since extradition treaty doesn’t exist between Pakistan and Afghanistan the former’s request cannot be acceded to.Let us admit that neither India nor the US want development of cordial …

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The dark side of capitalism

Capitalism is beneficial to the common man only if the element of competition is fostered and promoted in the economic system. The biggest danger in that system is that if there is no proper check and balance on the various trades, there is always a danger that monopolies and cartel …

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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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Loss of confidence

Imran Khan says people in this country don’t pay government taxes though they are not so much parsimonious when it comes to giving charities privately. During the course of recent coronavirus pandemic , however, it has been noticed that they have been rather frugal in donating money as a charity …

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