Editorial

Transparency in development expenditure

Speaking at a Grand Jirga of tribal elders Governor Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Shah Farman has disclosed that a 10 member committee of tribal elders shall be formed to ensure transparency in expenditures that are to be made on the projects of socio-economic uplift in the merged tribal districts. The proposal of transparency committee is worth appreciation…

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Ringing alarm bell

The Prime Minister Imran Khan, in an interview with two journalists of the US newspaper New York Times, has drawn the attention of international community to the escalation of hostilities by India along the line of control and cautioned that it could turn out as harbinger of war between the two nuclear armed neighbours. He…

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Action against drug peddlers

Taking cognizance of spreading drug addiction among both genders of youth, Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Wednesday ordered crackdown against drug peddlers. Draft legislation for the effective control of this menace shall be tabled in the provincial legislature soon. Detoxification centers shall be established in the rehabilitation units which are already functional at different districts…

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APG scrutiny

In its 22nd annual meeting at Canberra, Australia, the Asia Pacific Group, a FATF style regional body on anti-money laundering and counter terror financing, adopted Pakistan’s mutual evaluation report which contained measures which had been taken against this twin menace during the period August-October, 2018. Governor State Bank Reza Baqir led Pakistan’s delegation in the…

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Dearth of anti-Rabies vaccine

A prominently published new item in a Urdu daily states that anti-Rabies vaccine are out of stock in all categories of government hospitals. The vaccines are used in treatment of dog bites which were used to be available in pharmacies of different categories of hospitals at the causality department but even in Rural Health Centers…

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Macroeconomic indicators

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) report indicates steep fall of 73 percent to $579 million in the current account deficit in the month of July as compared with $2.13 billion in the same period last year. The exports have shown an increase of 10 percent to $2.233 billion compared with the value of exports…

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Hindrances in polio eradication

The polio eradication drives could not achieve the desired results as 49 new cases have been reported across the province of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa. Health Minister Dr.Ihtisham Inam Ullah chaired a meeting which decided for the formation of committee to work out recommendations for effective polio control and District Health Officers were directed to carry out…

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Downturn of economy

The irrational energy input pricing, extremely tight monetary policy and excessive borrowing of the incumbent govern have accelerated the downturn of the economy which may be then heading toward economic melt down if corrective measures are not taken. The report released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics indicates that production in large scale manufacturing has contracted…

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Plant for Pakistan programme

The spokesman of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Forest department has claimed that 5 million sapling have been planted in a single day across the province in Aforestation Campaign under Plant for Pakistan to offset the growing impact of climate change. The provincial government also claimed that under the previous PTI led government the area under forests has…

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Myth of promoting knowledge economy

Prime Minister Imran Khan in his maiden speech after taking the oath of office referred to the role of knowledge economy in the sustained level of economic development of the country and prosperity of its people. His realisation about the importance of knowledge economy is based upon the spectacular level of economic growth and prosperity…

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