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Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | Today's Paper

Pakistan can effect real change by making Iqbal president

By Aisha Sarwari

August 14, 2018 – 6:10 pm

Justice Nasira Javid Iqbal is now retired as an icon of female rebels. She had a mother who was a legendary philanthropist and a force in the Pakistan independence movement.

A ticking time bomb: the population issue in Pakistan

By Dr. Mehreen Mujtaba

August 14, 2018 – 6:10 pm

Pakistan is facing a number of formidable challenges, including poverty reduction, unemployment, economic development, water scarcity and food insecurity. The total population in Pakistan, according to the latest census, is 210 million, making it the sixth-most populous country after China, India, the United States, Indonesia and Brazil.

Pakistan basks in a spirit of optimism and progress

By Adnan Rehmat

August 14, 2018 – 6:10 pm

The 14th day of August, for Pakistan, marks a sacred date — Independence Day. On this date in 2018, the country will mark its 71st anniversary. Pakistan has come a long way since that distant first Independence Day in 1947, when, presided over by its charismatic founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah — who is revered by more than 200 million Pakistanis as the Quaid-e-Azam, or Great Leader — it took the first baby steps toward sustainable modern statehood.

Pakistan at 71 — between hope and realism

By Zahid Hussain

August 14, 2018 – 6:07 pm

Pakistan celebrates the 71st anniversary of its independence in the wake of a historic second consecutive democratic transition, with a new government taking charge and pledging to change the country’s destiny. It marks Pakistan’s longest uninterrupted elected civilian rule — a milestone in the country’s rocky democratic journey. The people have voted for change and expectations are high. A smooth transfer of power from one elected government to another has removed the cloud of political uncertainty, although not entirely. The challenges faced by the country, both internal and external, are massive.

Poverty and its solution

By Siyyed Abdul kareem Shah

August 13, 2018 – 1:20 am

Some people say that poverty is a curse; some people consider it as its fate. But the question is really confusing, what is poverty?