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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | Today's Paper

Malnutrition in Balochistan

By Editorial

June 25, 2019 – 6:00 am

A child, more than all other gifts that earth can offer to declining man. Brings hope with it, These beautiful words by Wordsworth ring hollow in Pakistan where according to the government’s own statistics, over one third of children are underweight, 46% of children suffer from malnutrition (stunted) and over 10% are acutely affected (wasting), half of them are anemic, and almost one-third of the children have iron deficiency anemia.

FATF heat up

By Editorial

June 24, 2019 – 7:00 am

Pakistani delegation returns from Orlando after the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meetings, they will bring with them a heavy agenda of tasks for the government to execute. The country has been granted two more months to complete compliance with its own action plan submitted to FATF last year and the next review is scheduled for September.

US-Iran tension

By Editorial

June 22, 2019 – 6:00 am

Iran shot down an unmanned American surveillance drone and President Trump seemed enraged. He even ordered a strike on Iran for which all the preparations were complete but Pentagon intervened and reminded Mr. President of all the ‘bad things’ war has brought them. But Iran – in doing so – made a clear statement of their total sovereignty.

Combating money laundering

By Editorial

June 21, 2019 – 6:00 am

Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khan Khosa has made it clear that a bank account cannot be opened until the involvement of bank officials. CJP maintained that the role of bankers in opening fake bank accounts for money laundering is important.

Tackling polio

By Editorial

June 19, 2019 – 7:00 am

Pakistan saw a drop in the following three years from 54, to 20 to 8 by hitting a high of 307 polio cases in 2014. The government is changing its strategy to reach the goal post of a polio-free Pakistan. In the previous year i.e. 2018, the government was supposed to give the final push to drive the crippling virus from the country.