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BALOCHISTAN SMILES


Courtesy:-  WAHEED HAMID The new century brought challenges created by non-state actors and Pakistan falls in that part of the world which had to face maximum fallout of war on terror. Fata, Karachi and Balochistan are the most hit areas which suffered at the hands of terrorists in their race for power and in turn became fuel for objectives of hostile foreign more...

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CPEC and Balochistan


Courtesy:-  MALIK MUHAMMAD ASHRAF A boulevard of progress and development Needless to emphasise that CPEC presents a historic opportunity to change economic profile of Pakistan and the economic situations of its teeming millions, especially the people of Balochistan besides unleashing an era of shared economic prosperity in the region, with Pakistan playing the more...

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Govt doing well in Balochistan


Courtesy:  S Rahman Implementation and good, pragmatic prioritisation are the salient features of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government as can be evidenced every now and then in the form of development projects and reconciliation initiatives undertaken by the government including the latest Balochistan development schemes and conciliatory moves. In fact, the more...

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Withholding tax conundrum


Courtesy:-   Malik Muhammad Ashraf Governments all over the world impose taxes to raise revenues to be able to incur expenditures on development and strengthening the economy, through a sustainable process of growth, with the ultimate objective of promoting well being of the people. Generation of additional resources through taxes for the ever increasing needs to more...

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A sadistic narrative


Courtesy:-   Aziz Ali Dad Reacting to news about the plan to convert Gilgit-Baltistan into a province of Pakistan, Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed and President Sardar Mohammad Yaqoob Khan of Azad Jammu and Kashmir recently declared Gilgit-Baltistan as part of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Abdul Majeed said that the prime minister of Pakistan could not take more...

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The real threat


Courtesy:-    Malik Muhammad Ashraf IS is a bigger problem than all others The Islamic state or Daesh is a collection of Sunni insurgent groups formed in 2006, the responsibility of whose emergence, according to a professor of Harvard University Stephen M Walt lies with neoconservatives of US who pushed for invasion of Iraq in 2003. Writing in the Foreign more...

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SCO comes of Age


Courtesy:- K. Iqbal President Vladimir Putin opened the 2015 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit by announcing the acceptance of Pakistan and India as members. He said Belarus would obtain observer status, joining Afghanistan, Iran and Mongolia, while Azerbaijan, Armenia, Cambodia and Nepal would be welcomed as “dialogue partners.” The SCO leaders have more...

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Budget and the economy


Courtesy:- Malik Muhammad Ashraf The National Assembly, after a two-week long debate, passed the Rs.4.3 trillion budget for 2015-16 on Tuesday, giving it a legal cover. Managing an economy and preparation of budget is indeed a very complex and arduous undertaking, especially with a resource-constrained country like Pakistan. The budgets are not only the statements of more...

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