National

Letter: Polio Vaccines Are Not Harmful

Polio also known as Poliomyelitis is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. Children, younger than 5 years old are more likely to contract the virus as compared to any other age group. According to World Health Organization (WHO), one in 200 polio infections will result in permanent paralysis. However the disease has been ...

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Letter: Corruption Needs To Be Checked

The word corruption is derived from the Latin word corrupts which means to break. There are many types of corruption such as petty corruption, grand corruption and political corruption. Petty corruption is usually linked with the lower salary employees and generally considered as facilitating payments whereas grand corruption is associated with high level bureaucracy. However the political corruption, as name ...

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Letter: Stop Cheating In Sindh And Balochistan

Undoubtedly, merit is the foundation upon which countries develop. However in Pakistan no department is found without corruption. Education is fundamental right of every citizen but the institutions that are supposed to impart education are infested with corruption. Cheating during examinations is rampant in Sindh and Balochistan. Who is responsible for this? Cheating in exams destroys the future of the ...

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Pakistan Blocked 25 Million Unverified Sims

Bahram Sayad Islamabad – Over 25 million unverified Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) have been blocked by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) when the three month deadline for biometric verification of SIMs ended on Sunday. This announcement was made by Chairman of PTA Dr. Ismail Shah on Monday. The five telecom operators of Pakistan, Mobilink, Ufone, Telenor, Warid and Zong launched biometric ...

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Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto: The Forgotten Villain Of Balochistan

Adnan Aamir The year was 1972. The wounds of Pakistan’s breakup were fresh. For the first time in the history of the country, power was being transferred to provinces after direct elections. It was a new beginning for Pakistan. The government of National Awami Party (NAP) was in power in Balochistan. After 25 years of struggle, finally the people of ...

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Letter: Minorities insecure in Pakistan

Meer Khan Since inception of Pakistan, Minorities have been treated as inferior citizens. Few days ago, Police arrested Hindu students who were celebrating their religious festival in Jam Shoro, Sindh. After reading that news, several question popped up in my mind that why they were arrested? What was their crime or whether a new amendment has been made in constitution ...

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Child Rights: 25 Years Of Progress And Challenges

Agha Mohsin Ali Pakistan has made significant progress in implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in the past two decades. To understand what has been achieved and the remaining and emerging challenges, let us walk through the CRC’s history in Pakistan. The UNCRC was ratified by the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on 12 December, 1990. At ...

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Baloch Student Awarded Gold Medal In UET Lahore

Quetta – Shayhaq Baloch, a student of University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore has been awarded Gold medal in Civil Engineering department, on Tuesday. Shayhaq Baloch was enrolled in 2010 batch of Civil Engineering in UET Lahore which is the one of oldest engineering universities in the country. Gold Medalist student was born in Kalatuk area of Kech district ...

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Media And Information Literacy Empowers People And Society

Mir Behram Baloch Islamabad – AGAHI in collaboration with UNESCO Pakistan organized a town-hall dialogue on ‘Media and Information Literacy and Education Journalism in Pakistan’ today at the Islamabad, Marriott Hotel. Ms. Puruesh Chaudhry, Founder & President AGAHI, encouraged the stakeholders to review policy gaps and devise sustainable interventions that improve the quality of lives and empowers society to move ...

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Suppression Of Dissent: WordPress.Com Banned In Pakistan

Quetta – In a highly questionable move, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has banned WordPress.com in Pakistan, on Sunday. WordPress.com is the largest blog hosting website in the world with millions of users. It’s the most common platform used by Pakistani bloggers. PTA was granted with the powers to manage internet content by Prime Minister few days back. The first major ...

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