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Syed Safdar

Syed Safdar

The writer is a senior journalist having great experience in media firms.

Taxing the rich

Taxing big industries is a good omen as the salaried class had been bearing the burden of the financial crunch and the burden of taxes for a long time. In fact, the PML-N-led government has no choice but to drastically

Bankruptcy and elite class

Due to the wrong policies of incompetent and self-interested rulers, Pakistan’s economy today has reached at a point from where if it go a few steps further, God forbid, there is a fear of bankruptcy of the country. Despite this

A critical juncture

The state is going through the most critical juncture. The myriad of political, social, and economic crises has hollowed the country’s foundations. Politicians are only concerned about coming to power and their vested interests which have worsened the economy and

Indian visit to Afghanistan and Pakistan

In an effort to improve ties with the Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, a high-level delegation led by the external affairs ministry’s joint secretary recently visited Kabul. While India never completely severed ties and maintained a minimal relationship since then through the provision

Major amendments

The wish of political parties united at the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) alliance, which opposed the use of electronic voting machines (EVM) appear to have come true, as the lower house of the Parliament, the National Assembly passed a bill

The hour of judgement

After three-and-a-half years, the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) along with Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) finally put the last nail in the coffin of Prime Minister Imran Khan-led government. The PTI government will be overthrown or not, it remains to be

Resurgence of terrorism

The valiant armed forces are engaged in a lengthy and continuous battle against terrorists harming our beloved nation. These hostile elements find no opportunity to hold the state hostage to enemy forces. Their only agenda is to weaken the armed

Palestinian Scarf – a powerful symbol of resistance, solidarity

The traditional Palestinian scarf is known as Keffiyeh or Hatta. World Keffiyeh Day is also celebrated on May 11, in order to show solidarity with the Palestinian cause and struggle. The traditional checkered scarf, keffiyeh, was the political symbol in

Begum Nasim Wali – a political icon

Veteran politician Begum Nasim Wali Khan, who passed away on Sunday, was a high-flying political leader of her time. She is remembered and quoted with positive words for her faith and belief in democracy, her just struggle for the supremacy

Drugs and young generation

The growing use of drugs among the youth in the beloved homeland has sounded the alarm of danger. Until recently, a limited section of the population was affected by drug use, but now the curse has been wrapped up on

Burden of desires

In this day and age, life has become much busier than before. We have become unaware of our surrounding environment and society and have even stopped understanding ourselves. We are being pushed into a deep quicksand in our quest to

Depression – a silent killer

It was a bitterly cold day, with a thick fog. I was at a funeral of a 25-year-old man and the father of a daughter. Later, we found out that the deceased had committed suicide. I was literally shocked. I

External conspiracies

External conspiracies are once again engaged in inciting religious sentiments in Pakistan. Incidents of blasphemy and desecration of the Holy Quran are on the rise in European countries, including Norway and Sweden. Where is the humanity in inciting one’s religious