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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Today's Paper

Accepting unity in diversity

By Ikram Sehgal

June 11, 2019 – 8:35 pm

A weak economy, growing poverty, educational crises and many more has never stopped us from creating additional problems. The recurring one recently being when the month of Ramadan would start and accordingly when Eid would bring an end to that holy month of fasting. What if the moon is not sighted everywhere at the same time or if the community of one area cannot agree if the moon has been seen? This has been made a problem Pakistan because successive governments have believed that Ramadan should begin on the same day everywhere in the country and there should be one Eid for all. To achieve this science and technology have been utilized, accordingly on 5 June Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry launched Pakistan’s first moon sighting website containing a newly-formulated five-year lunar calendar.

Shame and defame: using hybrid warfare against chairman NAB

By Ikram Sehgal

May 31, 2019 – 12:20 am

The major reason for the dismal economic situation of the country is corruption and the feudal-type nepotism that sustained it over decades has infested the state and its institutions. Making money from kickbacks by bureaucrats and politicians who are in a position of power, selling jobs and stealing public money from welfare and development projects Pakistan has been looted over the years. What more, that looted money has not been re-invested in Pakistani economy but been transferred out of the country in cash or through black bank accounts with the tacit help of bankers who also took their cut.

Crocodile tears of the corrupt

By Ikram Sehgal

May 29, 2019 – 1:48 am

SINCE the signing of Pakistan’s IMF deal, the opposition parties, along with some motivated media houses, have gone berserk about how miserable the economy of Pakistan is supposed to be and how the government has sold the country out to the IMF. Among those who gathered for Iftari in Islamabad the other day were those vultures who have feasted on a living Pakistan.

It is our inaction, not foreign involvement that is worsening the Balochistan conflict

By Shezad Baloch

May 28, 2019 – 12:13 am

Balochistan is once again in the grip of deadly violence. At least three people, including a prayer leader, were killed and 28 wounded in a remotely-controlled explosion inside a mosque an hour before Friday prayers. No one has claimed responsibility for the killings.

Gloomy situation for journalism costing journalists dearly in Pakistan

By Shaukat Korai

May 23, 2019 – 6:32 pm

Almost three and half years passed but still those moments are fresh and circulating in memory of Muhammad Ansar, a local reporter of Tando Muhammad Khan, one of the district of lower Sindh, around 300 Kilo Meters away from Karachi largest city of Pakistan.