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World Environment Day: Collective efforts needed to tackle climate change

World Environment Day is being observed on Saturday (today) globally to spread worldwide awareness on environmental issues. Almost over 150 countries participate each year in the event to take action on significant environmental challenges the planet faces. History World Environment

Ayesha Mazhar and the unjust justice system

The Punjab police shared a video of Ayesha Mazhar, a widow victim of police brutalities, receiving Rs475, 000 from a police official in Lahore. Obviously, the police officials were taking credit for the speedy resolution of an issue brought to

Why are Karachi’s citizens being forced to pay unofficial parking fees?

KARACHI: Traffic police in Karachi may take pride in issuing million traffic violation tickets to motorcyclists for not wearing safety helmets and other tiny cases in months, but such a severe action to teach traffic violators a lesson appears to

Demand for governor’s rule in Sindh: Will the business community’s issues be resolved?

After the strict corona lockdown, the business community gave a 72-hour ultimatum to the Sindh government to reverse restrictions and also demanding the center to impose Governor’s Rule in Sindh, after which a new confrontation broke out between the federation

Homemade Covid-vaccine PakVac: How soon will there be an impact?

In a major development towards the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, Pakistan on Tuesday launched its homemade anti-Covid-vaccine named “PakVac” a week after successfully developing it with the help of China’s CanSino Bio in order to vaccinate citizens in the country and

Kuwait visa restoration: PM Imran’s victory for Pakistan

Pakistan and Kuwait have agreed on a roadmap of engagements to upgrade bilateral relations in all sectors as Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah announced to resume granting visas to Pakistani families and businessmen after a decade-long suspension. The Kuwaiti government

New records at PSX: What is driving the stock market?

Yet another great development towards a phenomenal economic growth of Pakistan as Pakistan Stock Exchange registered its highest closing in almost four years with KSE100 Index crosses the 48,000 points mark on Tuesday. Economic growth of about 4 percent and reduction

Sindh, Center confrontation on water sharing: When will the issue be solved?

Conflicts between provinces and communities over water sharing and access persist to a major challenge in Pakistan. Even as several agencies, institutions and authorities are in place to supervise and regulate the distribution of water between communities and provinces, however,

Street crimes on the rise in Karachi as police fail to deal with robbers

Street crimes on the rise across the metropolis as the police seems to fail an effective response to the criminals. Street crime is an extremely grave and yet a very common issue the citizens of Karachi are denounced to face

Is Zulfi Bukhari escaping from Ring Road scam inquiry?

As the Rawalpindi Ring Road project scandal deepens, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari (Zulfi Bukhari) on Saturday had reportedly left the country for Dubai days after resigned from his position as his name was referenced in

Youm-e-Takbeer: A move towards the regional balance of power

May 28 the nation celebrated Youm-i-Takbeer across the province here on Friday to mark the day when Pakistan detonated nuclear bombs in the Chaghi area of Balochistan to test its nuclear prowess and in response to India’s tests. The day

Reko Diq case: A historic legal victory of Pakistan’s stance

The British Virgin Islands high court has ruled in favor of Pakistan in the Reko Diq case and ordered to restore all the frozen assets of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Prime Minister Imran Khan and others appreciated and praised the

Kamyab Jawan Program: A milestone to make Pakistan’s youth independent

In 2019, Prime Minister Imran Khan had launched the ‘Kamyab Jawan Program’, one of the government’s flagship initiatives, to facilitate youth in the country offering a set of opportunities related to skill training, education, civic engagement and entrepreneurship. The initiative-

Govt’s decision to hold exams: What will be the future of students?

The federal government has decided to hold examinations of classes 10 and 12 after June 20 under the anti-COVID Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). An inter-provincial meeting of education ministers was held under the chairmanship of Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood in

Will Chaudhry Nisar’s new entry change the country’s political dynamics?

A new debate has erupted in the country’s political front after former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar announced to take oath as a member Punjab Assembly in its session scheduled for Monday (today). The estranged Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader, who

Controversial video on e-voting system: Will the govt succeed in introducing EVMs?

In fact, in the era of technology automation was being introduced across the world and Pakistan can’t escape it. The electronic voting machines certainly ensure the accuracy and transparency of the vote count as well as speedy polling unlike paper-based

Water crisis in Pakistan: A bigger threat than terrorism

Many global challenges are intimidating the sustainability of our water resources leading to water stress and scarcity and therefore impeding our efforts to attain food security. Pakistan could “run dry” by 2025 as its water shortage is reaching a shocking

Tareen’s new political ploy: Will Imran Khan be able to remain PM for 5-years?

Yesterday, a new debate on the political future of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was started after announcing parliamentary leaders in the National and Punjab Assemblies for the like-minded group of Jahangir Tareen. Reports of a split in the ruling party

Singer Momina Mustehsan tests positive for Covid-19

KARACHI: Pakistani star Momina Mustehsan is the latest celebrity to test positive for Covid-19, she announced on Wednesday. Taking to her Instagram Stories, the singer broke the news to her fans saying that she contracted the virus with a snap

Rawalpindi Ring Road scandal: Will the offenders be punished?

The story of the Rawalpindi ring road scam as publicized by the government authorities has some grim faults in it, and shows a huge deformation of facts as well involves a political angle that sheds light on the blame-game within

Kashmore incident: De-weaponisation a need of the hour

You kill my brother, I will kill you. If you kill me, you will be killed by my son and my son will be killed by your son. This trend is continuing for centuries as a result of tribal disputes

Eidul Fitr: An opportunity to make the right choice under the shadow of Covid-19

The country is celebrating Eidul Fitr on Thursday (today) with religious zeal and fervour while also observing precautionary measures to restrain the spread of the COVID-19 that already wreaking havoc on our mental health, then came economic and financial strains.

Israel’s violence against Palestinians: Will the Muslim world wake up from the deep slumbers?

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s longest-running and most controversial conflicts as a result clashes between the two counties once again escalated in Jerusalem. More than 45 Palestinians and several others were injured as Israeli forces targeted innocent

Fresh probe into Hudabia scam: Will the stolen money be returned?

The Pakistan Tehreek-e- Insaf (PTI) government has decided to go for fresh investigation into the 18-year-old Rs1.2 billion Hudaibiya Paper Mills scam, being the utmost important ‘link’ of the Sharif family’s corruption. Hudaibiya Paper Mills scam The case was allegedly

MTJ brand: Why are people making it controversial?

A new debate has erupted among social media users after the leading Pakistani scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel, who stays away from sectarian discourse and prejudice, has recently launched the MTJ fashion brand to support seminaries in the financial crisis due

Hazrat Ali (AS): The great preacher and savant of Islam

The history of makind has witnessed many leaders over the ages. Several of these leaders achieved headship through might or legacy and some were selected as leaders because of the certain exceptional qualities that they possessed. Among the latter group,

EU’s resolution against Pakistan: Will the govt save GSP plus facility?

Pakistan’s exports to European Union countries may stay in a jeopardy zone in the time to come as the European Parliament passed a resolution asking the EU authorities to review GSP plus status as blasphemy cases are on the rise

Labour Day: A call for making effective laws to recognise the dignity of workers

For decades, International Labour Day has been observed each year on the first day of May to commemorate the achievements of the working class and the labour movement. On the day seminars and get-togethers are organised by the governments as

Ex-DG FIA’s allegations: What will be the govt’s next move?

In Pakistan, the fight over power often provokes people to spin the law towards their own interests and misuse state institutions to reach political ends. Under such conflictual situations, state institutions are often used by the politician in power to

FM Qureshi’s visit: A new era dawns for Pakistan-Turkey ties

After a decade of cold relations, Pakistan-Turkey ties seem to be improving on the right path. Both countries have traditionally enjoyed close and friendly ties. The manifold commonalities between the two countries have been strengthened by the stiff resolve under