Wednesday , November 14 2018

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Can we just talk for once?

Can we just talk for once? Just once? I thought you will stay forever. In worshipping you, I completely forgot that you too, like me, were mortal. Because you were addicted to social media, so this is only an attempt to catch your attention. Can you read my mind? If not …

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Making human rights a reality

By Gulranga Ali All human beings are provided with fundamental rights without any discrimination by national as well international laws. Beside s, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the constitution of Pakistan also provides fundamental rights to its citizens, described in the Article 8 to Article 28 of the …

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Canada @150: Still trying to keep the US happy

Canada’s birthday present to the world is its old foreign policy wrapped in new fancy rhetoric. Often, birthdays are a moment to take stock of the past and reflect on the future. On July 1, Canada marks its sesquicentennial. It’s a date infused with myth and symbolism. On the eve of the …

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Why am I facing 75 years in prison?

By threatening anti-Trump protesters with decades in prison, the state is attempting to criminalise civil disobedience. On January 20th, during the inauguration of Donald Trump, the DC Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) violently and indiscriminately attacked scores of protesters, journalists, legal observers, medics, and bystanders in the vicinity of an anti-fascist/anti-capitalist march. …

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There’s no need to be alarmed

by Jawed Naqvi THERE are not too many media houses left in India that will stand up to Prime Minister Modi’s insidious dismantling of freedoms. Universities are being destroyed by pseudo nationalist bigots, the judiciary is being subverted — how else would a high court judge feel emboldened to pontificate …

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Load-shedding returns

by khurram Hussain THIS is beginning to look like a rerun of the previous government’s last year in power. Rampant load-shedding, riots and attacks on power-sector installations, soaring circular debt, allegations of fudging of demand and supply data, high-level meetings being repeatedly convened to get an assessment of the situation, …

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The india problem

by Cyril Almeida TRY this one for a conspiracy theory. Two months ago, on July 8 to be precise, the Indians did something stupid in the Valley: they killed Burhan Wani. Stupid not because Pakistan says so, but because many Indians themselves did: killing a charismatic 22-year-old who had stirred …

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Swat and its cantonment

Zubair Torwali  If my memory does not fail me, I still remember that Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif made a promise to the people of Swat and Malakand division before he was elected the prime minister of Pakistan. In his address to the notables and youth of Mingora in Swat on …

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Panama Papers: The hypocrisy of the ruling elites

The Panama Papers leak offer for the first time a clear understanding of how world elites engage in shady financial mechanisms to avoid paying taxes and thus contribute to the financing of their national welfare system and development efforts. More importantly, the colossal sums mentioned shed doubt on the way …

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The wrong mindset to fight terrorism

I had only just sat down to write about the terrorist attacks in Ankara and Istanbul, and was still attempting to fully comprehend the damage inflicted by those attacks, when I found myself watching news reports of the attacks in Brussels. The attack in Ankara was carried out by two …

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Let’s bury another daughter

At the same time that two Pakistani/Pakistani-origin women were being feted for their extraordinary achievements, a third was so despondent regarding the road blocks in her path to an education that she was taking her own life. Yes, this is a tragic paradox called Pakistan. Reminiscent of Dickens’s A Tale …

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Jinnah’s vision

THE frequent projection of Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s Aug 11 address to the Constituent Assembly creates an impression that this is the Quaid’s only speech that gives us his vision of Pakistan. On the contrary, throughout his political career, Jinnah made it repeatedly clear that he visualised Pakistan as a democracy …

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Underutilisation of Antenatal Care Services in Pakistan

by: IRUM FAROOQ High maternal & neonatal mortality rate is one of the significant public health issues with gradual progress of attaining the Millennium Development Goals 4 & 5 (Soubeiga, Gauvin, Hatem, & Johri, 2014). Pakistan is the seventh most populous country in the world consists of people with the …

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