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Monday, July 22, 2019 | Today's Paper

Pakistan political scenario

By Editorial

July 16, 2019 – 7:00 am

Pakistan Tehreek-e-insaf government is in trouble. It is stuck with a tough economic situation ever since it came into power. As politely as one can say, the economic policies of the incumbent government are not working nor producing the desired results. Pakistan’s growth rate is now at historical lows, around 3.3% and the government has admitted that it will grow only at the rate of 2.4% over the next 12 months. Balance of payment problem still looms large despite getting support from China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

Reko Diq penalty

By Editorial

July 15, 2019 – 7:00 am

The Inter­national Centre for Settle­ment of Investment Disp­utes (ICSID), one of the five organisations of the World Bank Group, has announced a huge award of $5.976 billion against Pakistan in the Reko Diq case.

Another train tragedy

By Editorial

July 13, 2019 – 7:00 am

Railway and road crashes are a common occurrence in the country as death toll from the deadly train crash at Sadiqabad climbed to 24 as Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid claimed that the collision was the result of human negligence. Passenger train Akbar Express, travelling to Quetta from Lahore, rammed into a freight train at Walhar railway station near Sadiqabad in Rahim Yar Khan districts on Thursday morning.

Tackling water crisis in Quetta

By Editorial

July 12, 2019 – 7:00 am

Water crisis had taken a serious turn with the beginning of hot summer days in all parts of Balochistan and Quetta valley is facing acute shortage of water for the past many decades and the successive Governments had failed to solve this problem to the satisfaction of the people.

Sindh Govt gets health institutes back

By Editorial

July 11, 2019 – 7:00 am

The acute shortage of financial resources and fiscal space, the federal government has decided in principle to hand over administrative and financial control of three hospitals in Karachi and one in Lahore to the respective provincial governments. This was announced on Saturday by Ministry of National Health Services, Regulation and Control.