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Rolling the ball in the right direction


Courtesy:-  Malik Muhammad Ashraf According to press reports, a former Ins­p­ector General Police of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Malik Naveed who is under custody of NAB and being investigated for filching Rs.1.8 billion in the purchase of weapons for the provincial police, has offered to return Rs.80 million as a plea bargain to secure his release. According to NAB more...

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Six Months of PML-N Government


Courtesy:- Malik Muhammad Ashraf In view of the formidable, intractable, convoluted and debilitating challenges inherited by the PML (N) government, six months are perhaps too short a span of time to judge its achievements in concrete terms. Nevertheless, it is an undeniable fact that this government has shown greater determination and commitment in dealing with those more...

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The briefing


Capital suggestion On January 1, the minister for finance, revenue, economic affairs, statistics and privatisation gave a two-hour presentation to the PM, cabinet members and the media. The good news is that the minister appeared quite on top of things financial. The other good news is that transparency now seems a high priority at the ministry. Yes, the minister must more...

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PM firm about terror-free Pakistan


Courtesy:- S Rahman Pakistan of today is an exception to the rule in the area of inter-institution understanding as all the pivotal pillars of the state stand in complete harmony with one another, at present, courtesy the wise and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Mian Nawaz Sharif. By all international standards, it is an exception since such a harmony is a more...

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Economic outlook


Courtesy:- Malik Muhammad Ashraf The government is on track with regards to the energy situation and hopefully the country will wade through the energy shortages within the next five years. Managing an economy is the most convoluted and arduous undertaking, more so in countries like Pakistan, confronted with acute resource constraints, astronomical national debt, a more...

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Justice for all


Justice for all Courtesy:- Malik Muhammad Ashraf The International Judicial Conference Justice ensures peace, harmony, tranquility, progress and rule of law in a society, lack of which leads to chaos, upheavals and disharmony which can ultimately lead to the falling apart of the society or a civilisation. Dispensation of justice forms a cardinal principle of all more...

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A new beginning?


A new beginning? Courtesy:- Malik Muhammad Ashraf  The vision about regional peace and shared economic prosperity expounded by  Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif---premised on settlement of all disputes with India including Kashmir through a process of dialogue---in his address to the UN General Assembly is indeed a right  and pragmatic prescription for ending the more...

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Nobody wants drones but…


Nobody wants drones but…   Courtesy:-  Malik Muhammad Ashraf The US may have no other choice but to use them The PTI and its allies, as announced by Imran Khan, staged a sit-in on Ring Road, Peshawar, on Saturday to block the NATO supplies. Though the blockade was called off after the leaders finished their addresses, the PTI vowed to block the NATO supplies more...

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