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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | Today's Paper

Terror again

By Editorial

February 19, 2020 – 3:20 am

In yet another attack in Quetta on February 17, At least three security personnel among eight people were martyred and more than 20 injured in a suicide attack near the Quetta Press Club where a religious party was holding a rally.

Locust emergency in Balochistan

By Editorial

February 18, 2020 – 6:00 am

Now that Provincial Disaster Management Authority cancelled holidays of employees, as pursuance of locust emergency deceleration in Balochistan. it is necessary to ask why the declaration had not been made earlier when the crop-ravaging insects first started flying into Dalbandin.

Diplomatic support

By Editorial

February 17, 2020 – 6:00 am

Stressing a ‘peaceful and just solution’ to Kashmir dispute, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said Turkey will continue to extend unflinching support to the stance of Kashmiri brethren at all forums. “Turkey believes that the Kashmir issue cannot be resolved through oppressive means but on the basis of principles of justice and peace,” the Turkish president said in his address to a joint session of parliament.

IMF program’s critics and warning

By Editorial

February 15, 2020 – 6:00 am

The subjective critique from opposition political parties on the economy stabalisation reforms of PTI government under 13th IMF loan programme, in a respond Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Wednesday said that Pakistan needed to learn some hard lessons from the mistakes it had made in the past in order to leapfrog ahead of other nations as a developed and sustainable economy. In his maiden speech in the Lower House, the Advisor also touched upon what went wrong and what needed to be done to take the country forward. He said that “we should learn as to how some peoples and nations are ahead of others in terms of development. If we look at them, there are some stark realities that become clear about Pakistan. These realities are not related to military or civil governments.” In his speech, Shaikh forcefully noted that the incumbent government had taken some truly historic decisions in the larger interest of the country.

Government relief package

By Editorial

February 14, 2020 – 6:00 am

The Federal Cabinet in its meeting today is likely to announce a Rs15 billion package to provide relief to the consumers from back-breaking inflation. The cabinet will consider diverting Rs15 billion from the Ehsaas Programme allocation towards providing subsidies to the masses. The relief will be provided through the Utility Stores Corporation (USC).