Zahid Awan

Zahid Awan

The writer is an entrepreneur and a senior politician.

No-trust move and economy

The grand opposition alliance has once again staked its claim. Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has decided to move a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan and would contact the PTI government’s allies in the centre for this purpose. In

Smuggling of Urea

Although there is hardly any country around the globe which is immune to crises, Pakistan holds a unique place in a sense that the country perpetually remains in the throes of crises. As the new year began, people found themselves

Oh dear, inflation

Pakistan has suffered from innumerable problems since its inception. As one crisis subsides, another one emerges. Yet the resilient nation manages to gradually move with patience and courage. The situation in the past three years has worsened and people, disturbed

The PTI debacle

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has completed three years of its tenure. Chairman Imran Khan founded the party on the slogan of accountability and justice and after a long political struggle come to power. There is no denying that no

Karachi needs real attention

Karachi is the economic hub of the country. The development of the city will make the entire country prosperous but this requires an effective solution to address the problems. This has been said by one other than Prime Minister of

Lockdown is no solution

The Sindh government has imposed a strict lockdown across the province till August 8 amid the rising number of coronavirus cases. Anyone who has not been vaccinated till end of the month will also not be paid. The administration will

Impartial accountability

As economic stress inflicts pain on Pakistani households and the accountability process led by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) continues, it has become an oft-repeated view that corruption is to blame for the country’s financial woes. Since corruption plays a

Industrial shutdown

Pakistan is a nuclear power state but we are facing power outages and load shedding for years and now a chronic gas crisis is affecting our economy. Domestic consumers are also severely affected and even in the modern era, people

Imran won’t be blackmailed

Pakistan has had a tumultuous history full of instability and even deception. The country has seen many ups and down in its 74-year-old history. We have seen how democratically-elected governments have been dethroned and an elected prime minister sent to

England’s Anderson, Archer to miss second Test against India

CHENNAI (AFP): England will head into the second Test against India without the likes of star pacers James Anderson and Jofra Archer along with spinner Dom Bess. The England Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that Jofra Archer will miss out

Failed PTI government

The PTI government started with much fanfare. People of Pakistan were hopeful that it would bring about improvement in governance and living standards. Yet after a period of more than two years even its most ardent supporters are now disappointed

Pakistan approaches UN over Indian attack on UNMOGIP observers

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has penned down a letter to the United Nations after Indian forces fired at United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) Observers’ vehicle across the Line of Control (LoC), urging it to initiate a transparent

Imran Khan and Mafias

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a gift from Almighty Allah. Since independence, Pakistan has faced countless obstacles, however, the beloved country survived and it still exists today and by the grace of Almighty Allah, it will last forever. Pakistan

Restarting the economy

The state of a nation’s economy can be gauged from robust trading activities. This helps bring long-lasting security and stability to the country. Pakistan remains largely an agricultural country and the economy is strongly dependent on agricultural products. Our cotton,

Importing Japanese cars

A comfortable, safe and sturdy, fuel-efficient, and affordable car is the dream for every Pakistani. For those who are unable to afford locally-assembled cars, the import of reconditioned Japanese cars is a viable option. These durable and high-quality vehicles are