Editorial

Wakeup call

In his speech at the graduation ceremony of Pakistan Law College Chief justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa called upon the legal fraternity to earn respect for their profession by bringing change in their attitude towards people and work hard while building up cases of their clients. The Chief Justice also advised them to enrich…

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Delay in NFC award

The fifth meeting of ninth National Finance Commission (VFC) award turned out inconclusive. Agreement could not be arrived at crucial issues like enhancing the efficiency of Federal Bureau of Revenue for meeting the target of tax collection; granting autonomy to provinces in revenue generating decisions and allocation of 3 percent share from the federal divisible…

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NAP implementation

It appears that that federal government wants robust actions on all points of the National Action Plan. Prime Minister Imran Khan, while chairing the first-ever meeting of the National Internal Security Committee, decided to form experts working group to ensure closer coordination with provincial governments for its speedy implementation. The provincial governments have to contribute…

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Poverty alleviation

Prime Minister Imran Khan launched an apparently ambitious “Poverty Alleviation” programme with a total outlay of Rs. 80 billion. The programme will be mainly focused on generating self employment in rural areas and women empowerment with small scale diary farming and poultry farming in rural areas. Saving accounts shall be opened for 5.7 million women…

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Good omen

At last the dream of clean and renewable energy has come true. Water and Power Development Authority has awarded the contract for civil and electromechanical work of Mohamand dam to a joint venture of two construction companies, Gzhouba of China and a Pakistani company Descon. The latter company is owned by Abdul Razzaq Daud, Advisor…

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Increase in utility prices

Another dose of abnormally high increase in gas and power tariffs is on cards. Talking to media persons Finance Minister Asad Umer told that gas and power prices shall be increased in phases. It is pertinent to mention that gas prices had been increased by 141 percent last year and over and above that increase…

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Uniform curriculum

Speaking at special transmission of a Peshawar based private TV channel, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Information Minister Shaukat Yousazai disclosed that provincial government has forwarded its recommendations to the Federal Government as PTI government at the center is keen to enhance the standard of education and make it compatible with requirements of 21st century. He rightly pointed…

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Powers hitting “Afghan jackpot”

A statement issued by the State Department says that three major world powers, the United States, Russia and China have held constructive talks in Washington for two consecutive days aimed at ending decade’s long Afghan war through a political settlement and to ensure that Afghanistan never become a source of threat to any of them.…

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Emulating Malaysian model

The Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahatir Mohammad in his discussion with Prime Minster Imran Khan on expanding bilateral economic cooperation highlighted the broad contours of his government economic policy which led to spectacular economic gains. He said that Malaysia followed the Japanese and South Korean models of economic growth and aptly remarked that government has…

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Islamophobia surge

Addressing a joint press conference, Prime Minister Imran Khan and the visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohammad have rightly emphasised the need for unity among Muslim nations to counter the rising wave Islamophobia around the world. Both leaders have identical views how best ways and means can be applied to combat this rising phenomena.…

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