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In Memory of Siraiki Scholar Shaukat Mughal

By Dr. Nukhbah Taj Langah

June 30, 2020 – 12:51 am

Mr. Shaukat Mughal – a Siraiki intellectual and well-established writer passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 72. He had done Masters in Urdu from Multan. He was born and brought up at Multan and spent his entire life in his family home at Pak Gate Multan (near Musa Pak shrine). His family also established ‘Siraiki Market’ (Sarafa market) at Multan. His two sons and three daughters are settled in Multan city. As an academic, he retired from Education College. He also taught Urdu at Muslim College and Legend College, Multan.

Ehsaas Emergency Cash program requires redesigning in upcoming phase

By Muhammad Yousaf

June 30, 2020 – 12:43 am

The World is globally facing the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 crisis is a huge challenge for human beings worldwide. Since it is not only affecting human beings physically but also mentally, socially and financially. The impact of the pandemic is different in every country, However, it is an alarming situation that pandemic is affecting people in Pakistan financially and it will most likely increase poverty.

India’s falling aspiration for aircraft carriers

By Ali Basit

June 29, 2020 – 10:26 pm

Since the advent of World War 2, aircraft carriers have been seen as an important sea battle arm and over a period of time, its utility has been enhanced by the world Navies due to its diverse mission sets. The evolution of aircraft carrier from wooden vessels to nuclear powered warships, carrying both fixed and rotary wing aircrafts, signifies it as an unpredictable wartime asset that no land based system can replicate. The aircraft carrier is a sea based aviation platform which plays multiple roles including power projection, land attack from sea, securing Sea Lines of Communication (SLOCs), security of island territories, foreign diplomacy and other non-combat operations. The carrier holds its prestige and assumed to be an important component by Navies as indispensable to their strategic assets vis-à-vis their strategic and global objectives. However, it is the most complex among all warships and importantly one of the most expansive sea asset, which stirs the traditional debate among policy makers over the desirability of investing in aircraft carriers.

Virulence of Bats-Caused Diseases

By Rameez Mahesar

June 28, 2020 – 11:55 pm

If we look deep into the history of virus-led diseases, we will come to know that the bats have largely contributed in dispersing the virus-led diseases all across the globe. The story goes that the prevalent coronavirus is not the only virus that has prospered through bats but in the distant past one can also run across the other virus-led diseases which were caused by bats. All the same, it is believed that the bats infect first the different animals and then begin thinning out the virus which produces the diseases. Similarly, the current virus, originated in Wuhan – a region of China, infected first the animals and the chickens as well.

Politics and education

By Naveed Hussain

June 28, 2020 – 11:54 pm

Too often we underestimate the importance of partnerships between different parts of our education system. There are a wide range of different skills, but everyone who plays a part is committed to doing the best they can for the next generation. This extends to politicians as well. They are frequently thought to be the cause of problems and although like all other parts of the education system, they make errors and misjudgements, they are no less motivated to do well than anyone else. The relationship between education and politics is important; they are players in the same game, and the two are interdependent.