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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | Today's Paper

Child protection unit

By Editorial

February 12, 2020 – 6:00 am

Children in the country remain among the most vulnerable segments of the population. Child sexual abuse has been recognised as a serious violation of human well-being and the law yet no effective mechanism has been developed in the country to prevent it. It is, sadly, a problem of great magnitude that can affect children of any age, sex, ethnicity, and socio-economic class.


Polio disperse

By Editorial

February 11, 2020 – 6:00 am

Now Pakistan truly trapped in possibly the worst polio crisis it has ever faced. Despite the commitment shown by the government to curb the crippling virus, there is no letup in their cases as more cases are rapidly emerging in different parts of the country. The number of polio cases this year reached 12 on Saturday, which is equal to the number for the whole of 2017, which was the last year when progress was shown in the national effort to eliminate this dreaded disease.


Dual-citizenship agreement

By Editorial

February 10, 2020 – 6:00 am

Turkey and Pakistan are all set to introduce the “Dual Nationality Plan” for their citizens which will make it easier for both the countries’ citizens to live, work and own property in the other country. This is a landmark deal between both nations as Pakistan and Turkey are swiftly moving towards better relations under the leadership of Imran Khan and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This came during a meeting between Pakistan Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmad Shah and Turkish Ambassador to Islamabad Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul, according to a statement issued by Pakistan’s Interior Ministry.


Unsafe road travel in Balochistan

By Editorial

February 8, 2020 – 6:00 am

Roads are considered as symbols of economic development and prosperity of people of a region. Balochistan, the most backward province of Pakistan is also far behind other provinces in road sector development. The province has a road network comprising about 21,099 kilometers, which is less than that of the other provinces. In spite of widespread protests and promises of reform, Balochistan road fatality statistics remain as grim as ever. Nearly every day there are reports of accidents, more often than not leading to fatalities.The increasing number of road accidents during the past few months in Balochistan needs special attention of the government. According to statistics provided by Medical Emergency Response Centre Balochistan, 754 road accidents took place during October 22, 2019 to February 1, 2020 in which 22 passengers died and 1,083 sustained injuries.


PM’s visit to Malaysia

By Editorial

February 7, 2020 – 6:00 am

Prime Minster Imran Khan has held one-on- meeting with his Malaysian counterpart Dr. Mahatir Mohammad followed by delegation level talks in his two day visit of Malaysia. In a joint press conference, the Prime Minister articulated the reasons of his skipping Kuala Lumpur summit which was a useful forum for discussing ways and means of economic integration among the Islam countries that are endowed with rich renewable resources. He said that few Arab Friend countries had the misconception that the summit may create division in OIC.