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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi – facilitator in Sugar scam

After release of forensic report on Sugar scam, media did not even mention the role of previous governments in plundering the national exchequer, whereas Omni group and other key players of Sugar Industry were caught red handed. Instead of highlighting their role, they criticise PM Imran Khan for the sake …

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Besides Pakistan, India’s Dangerous Strategy against China and Nepal

Sajjad Shaukat In his book, ‘The Prince’, Machiavelli advises the rulers to have a lion-like image outwardly, and act upon the traits of goat inwardly. He also suggests them, the use of terror to obtain their goals and foreign adventures to divert the attention of public from internal crises. In …

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PN Mangrove Plantation Campaign: Sustaining the Sustenance

Ubaid Ahmed The implementation of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal-14 to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development requires global action towards the protection, conservation, restoration, and sustainable management of mangrove ecosystems. Mangrove forests are some of the most productive and biologically diverse …

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Pak firm to produce effective drug against COVID-19

Pakistan will play a vital role in production of the potentially lifesaving drug against Covid-19. The US based pharmaceutical firm that manufactures it has entered into a non-exclusive licensing agreement with Pakistran’s Ferozsons Laboratories to manufacture and distribute Remdesivir to 127 nations to fight the pandemic. Under the licensing agreements, …

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India’s standoff with China to roil regional peace

Nazia Nazar To some, the China-India border dispute would not trigger a military conflict, as India still remembers the humiliation in 1962 and also during the present standoff; but others opine that the conflict is imminent. India is witnessing its worst-ever border tensions since the Kargil episode with Pakistan in …

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Doing Bad Having Bad

ALI SUKHANVER Indian Army has recently claimed that it has arrested a spy pigeon sent to the Indian territory by Pakistan. Unluckily in spite of wasting a lot of time and resources, no transmitter, no chip could be traced attached with the body of the spy-pigeon and on the pressure …

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69 years of Pak China bond

Reema Shaukat All weather diplomatic relations between China and Pakistan were formally established on 21 May, 1951. Pakistan was the first Muslim country to accept People’s Republic of China. In Sino Indian war of 1962, Pakistan supported China and their relations bolstered because of mutual alignment against India. Cordial relations …

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Combating COVID-19: One Step Forward and Two Backward

Iqbal Khan As we are learning the ropes, approach towards dealing with Covid-19 is becoming pragmatic. Fear of the unknown is shedding and blanket approach is giving way to specific measures. Weakest link has so far been public apathy towards safety measures. This combined with populist approach by a narrow …

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Pandemic and political confrontations

Zaheer-ud-Din Babar The coronavirus is still not under control in our beloved country. Speculations are still ongoing but the uncertainty is still there. In the West, many countries are badly infected and trying desperately trying to overcome this pandemic. The encouraging point is that, in the past, humans have faced …

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Govt Decision To Start Debate Over 18th Amendment

Maleeha Javed Ali Bhatti In past 12 years, Pakistan has observed that provincial Govts are enjoying full autonomy and power because of 18 th Amendment. Federation has very little say in development of provinces. On the other hand, Mafias are taking undue advantage from this situation and are more centric …

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