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Saturday, January 25, 2020 | Today's Paper

New chief election commissioner

By Editorial

January 25, 2020 – 6:00 am

The long-running tussle between Government and the opposition benches has ended with a consensus on appointment of Chief Election Commissioner and two members of the Commission from Balochistan and Sindh. Though politicians/parliamentarians took extraordinarily long time in arriving at a consensus on the issue but the very fact that they finally agreed on names is an encouraging development. 

Trump’s ‘offer’

By Editorial

January 24, 2020 – 6:00 am

During a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan at Davos, US President Donald Trump once again reiterated the offer to help Pakistan and India for the resolution of decades-old Kashmir dispute. Whilst one really appreciates the very gesture of the US President for repeatedly talking about this bone of contention between two nuclear armed countries but the fact of the matter is that these statements are not providing any relief to the oppressed Kashmiri people who have been put under siege ever since 5th August last year.

Low gas pressure

By Editorial

January 23, 2020 – 6:00 am

Winter is here in full swing – and with it, the now traditional winter greeting of low gas supply. It is also low gas pressure that has made it near impossible for them to cook food or heat water. Both industrial and domestic consumers had complained of low pressure in most parts of the country and unannounced suspension of gas supplies in some areas in the last several weeks.

Shipyard in Pasni

By Editorial

January 21, 2020 – 6:00 am

The Ship-breaking Yard was established on the Gadani Coast of Balochistan during the regime of General Ziaul Haq in mid-1980s. Now the Balochistan cabinet on Friday approved allotment of 750 acres of land to the Ministry of Defence Production for construction of a shipyard in Pasni city of Gwadar district.

Nawaz Sharif’s health

By Editorial

January 17, 2020 – 6:00 am

As Nawaz Sharif’s picture went viral, there are some serious question about the credibility of medical professionals and the current government in Pakistan. Was Prime Minister Imran Khan betrayed by his own ministers? Did Nawaz really go to London for his treatment? In the latest development, Punjab Health Minister Yasmin Rashid on Tuesday said that the relief granted to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for medical treatment abroad had expired and he should submit an updated report regarding his health to the provincial authorities.