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Barack Obama is visiting India for an unprecedented second time in his presidency. At the moment, we feel ignored. Why do we not understand that India is in a different league altogether? It is the 10th largest economy in the world and is on track ...
 
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A change is visible in the security procedures and drills at educational institutions after the winter vacations. However, there are many glaring deficiencies that need to be bridged. For example, the outer peripheries of educational institutions ...
 
 

This refers to the story, ‘Man involved in sales tax fraud arrested in Karachi’ (January 25). More than a dozen people and a bank that cleared 34 transactions were involved in the fraud. The owner of the firm involved had died in February 2007 and ...
 
 

Pakistan plunged into darkness following a major power breakdown. There is nothing new in this news as our dive into the depths of darkness started a long time back.
What is happening is just the consequence of our sustained incompetence and ...
 
 

Pakistan is gradually slipping into the bottomless pit of darkness with state institutions pointing their accusing fingers at each other for the avoidable decay. The reasons for this decline are not hard to identify. A failed foreign policy, poor ...
 
 

Once upon a time there used to be in Lahore a telephone number where one could lodge electricity complaints and obtain information, albeit vague, about loadshedding, etc.
Alas, not any more. If you call this number, you are told that the number ...
 
 

It was surprising to see Finance Minister Ishaq Dar announcing a one percent decrease in interest rates. Normally, such announcements are the exclusive domain of the State Bank of Pakistan. According to media reports, the board of directors of the ...
 
 

A lot of trees have been cut down within the compound of the Government Special Education Centre. If the exercise has been done to improve security it seems pointless. Perhaps, the secretaries of Punjab and forest were not informed about the ...
 
 

After 9/11, the phenomenon of terrorism has changed the socioeconomic and geopolitical situation of the world. Pakistan is facing the worst form of terrorism. This has destroyed the country’s social structure, ruined economic development and ...
 
 

This refers to the letter, ‘Ambulances first’ (January 20) by Natasha Shafi Saand. The issue is very sensitive and relates to the lives of thousands of people and their families. The exponential rise in the vehicular traffic has affected the ...
 
 

The ECC’s decision to allow the export of 1.2 million tons of wheat in view of a bumper harvest this year is a timely step. At present, the country has an excess supply of wheat which has opened the door for exports. The country’s wheat harvest ...
 
 

For the first time, a sitting president has visited India twice. Perhaps, what is more interesting is the visit by Indian PM Narendra Modi to address the UN General Assembly in New York. This is the same Modi who was denied a visa by the US for his ...