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Letters to the Editor (August 2018)

Letters to the Editor (August 2018)

NO ELECTRICITY IN MAKRAN For the last many days, Makran Division has been facing the scourge of water shortage and scorching heat due to suspension of electricity from Iran. Earlier, the low voltage of electricity and extended load shedding had caused many people in this area to bear the brunt of electricity shortage. Many affluent people have installed solar panels, …

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Making a ‘Naya’ Pakistan (Editorial August 2018)

Making a ‘Naya’ Pakistan (Editorial August 2018)

The people of Pakistan have given their verdict. With a resounding victory in the 2018 general election, the PTI’s Kaptaan, Imran Khan, has been, finally, provided with a marvellous opportunity to make Pakistan what he has dreamed of, and professed over the past twenty-two years. He is all set to become the 30th Prime Minister of Pakistan. But the premiership …

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Mushtaq Ahmad Yousufi 1923-2018

Mushtaq Ahmad Yousufi 1923-2018

His writings kindle the joy of reading “If ever we could give a name to the literary humour of our time, then the only name that comes to mind is that of Yusufi!” — Ibn-e-Insha A glorious era of Urdu literature came to an end on June 21 when Mushtaq Ahmad Yousufi, the most celebrated and acclaimed Urdu humourist and …

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Family Planning for a Healthy Pakistan

Family Planning for a Healthy Pakistan

On need of protecting a fundamental human right Family planning is the need of every married couple today. However, some people follow it while some dither on the issue and some even do not have access to proper facilities in this regard. So, balking at opting for the family planning methods and scant availability of requisite facilities has caused an …

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Letters to the Editor (July 2018)

Letters to the Editor (August 2018)

Can US and China Coexist ? Yes, their peaceful coexistence, in the future, is quite possible. The current relations between the US and China are stronger than those between the US and the USSR in the past. The US is China’s biggest customer. Such economic interdependence assures their peaceful survival. America’s dependence on Chinese goods with the reasonable prices, and …

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Climate Change

Climate Change

Today’s most daunting challenge Today, the phenomenon of climate change has become one of the most critical global issues, and is soon going to be the biggest challenge faced by the humans. Some of the drivers of climate change include deforestation, infrastructural developments, transmission of increased CO2 emissions, burning of trash, growing number of vehicles and setting up of automobile …

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7 Steps to Achieve Your Dream

7 Steps to Achieve Your Dream

“The secret to change is one step at a time.” —Mark Twain There are two kinds of people in the world: those who accept their life, and those who lead their life. Some people just get up, look at their life and hope something good will happen but the people falling in the second category believe in “I can and …

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Desertification and Drought

Desertification and Drought

Act before it’s too late! Famine, a catastrophic calamity that is often an outcome of drought, devours large numbers of humans and livestock whenever it strikes somewhere on the earth. The land plays a major role in production of food and other sources of the fulfilment of humans’ biological needs. However, droughts adversely impact land and cause its barrenness and …

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SAJID JAVID

SAJID JAVID

By: Parveen Akhtar The son of a Pakistani bus driver who became Britain’s home secretary What links Sajid Javid (Britain’s first Muslim-heritage home secretary), Sadiq Khan (London’s first Muslim mayor), and Sayeeda Warsi (the first Muslim to sit in the British cabinet)? They’re all the children of post-war Pakistani immigrants who came to the UK in the 1960s in search …

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Letters to the Editor (June 2018)

Letters to the Editor (August 2018)

The End of JCPOA Basically, Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), widely known as the Iran Nuclear Deal, was signed and ratified between the P5+1 and Iran in 2015. The main purpose of the deal was to limit the size of stockpile of enriched uranium which is used to make nuclear weapons. Interestingly, the deal was named a peaceful agreement …

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