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Superstition devours the life

By Muneeb Maqsood

November 12, 2019 – 3:39 am

Once upon a time in a village, a woman lived, but she was a very superstitious woman. In her home there was lived a lizard. Once when she was sleeping under a tree, she found the lizard sleeping on the top of the tree too. She ignored it and slept, but when she opened her eyes after a few times, the lizard was lost from its place. So, she got superstitious: she thought maybe when she was sleeping, and her mouth was opened and the lizard fell down from the tree in her mouth. She assumed it in her body. She felt tensed that it could not affect her very badly. However, in reality lizards did not fall in her mouth.

Unfulfilled promises of PTI Government

By Waseem Nood

November 12, 2019 – 3:33 am

General elections were held in the country on July 24, 2018. As a result of the elections, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf carried the day with flying colors not only in federal but also in Punjab and KPK.

Education emergency in Balochistan

By Ali Jan Maqsood

November 11, 2019 – 5:54 pm

Balochistan, one of Pakistan’s least developed provinces is lagging behind in education. The literacy rate is the lowest, unemployment is at its peak, more than 86% of the people in the province are living life below the poverty-line, healthcare department is at worsening, gender inequality is common, roads are broken and the list goes on.

Between the devil and the deep sea

By Ikram Sehgal

November 9, 2019 – 3:42 am

The ill-fated Azadi-March of MaulanaFazlur Rahman has reached a dead end: the ultimatum he had given expired and his demand – PM stepping down from his office – has not taken place and is not likely to take place. In addition, the ‘partners’ in this enterprise, the PPP and the PML(N) have backed out from their support by indicating quite clearly that they would not support the Maulana’s second envisioned step – to march into the Red Zone with the band of his ragtag supporters despite the agreement that he had concluded before that the Red Zone was off-limits for him.

Barriers to Girls’ Education in Balochistan

By Mohammad Ghazanfar

November 9, 2019 – 3:31 am

In Balochistan 25.6 percent of girls’ schools were among the closed schools, and alone Awaran district has 138 closed schools, while overall 1800 schools closed. All clad in boys wears, riding on her motorbike living in a village miles away from Quetta, Khadija, 18, is on the mission to meet a well-educated future while resisting all tribal and cultural odds. Though, her motorbike ride and going around the city in boys’ cloths and hairstyle is agitated by the relatives but her father, a teacher, support Khadija to become “Chartered Accountant”.