Government’s move to put army against the people

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, (PTI) firebrand leader Javaid Hashmi says handing over Islamabad to army ahead of PTI’s ‘million march’ betrays how scared the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government is of its unceremonious end down the line, Samaa reported.

“Deploying army in the federal capital is a shameful undemocratic move on the part . . . → Read More: Government’s move to put army against the people

Punjab Right To Information Act: Making Info A Perilous Choice

By Sarah Eleazar

It’s one thing when an international organisation decides that Pakistan ranks among countries with the most gaping ruler-people trust deficit; it’s another when Pakistanis across the board write off their government and bureaucracy for being inherently corrupt. The 18th Amendment aimed to set a lot of undemocratic wrongs right. The Right . . . → Read More: Punjab Right To Information Act: Making Info A Perilous Choice

Punjab Launches Land Record Computerisation

Shahbaz says system to eliminate corruption, to be operational across province by mid-2014 | Citizens to get proprietary deed in 30 minutes, mutation in 45.

LAHORE – People would now be getting property deeds and other documents relating to their land holdings and plots in only 30 minutes as the Punjab chief minister on Sunday . . . → Read More: Punjab Launches Land Record Computerisation

Pakistan’s Regulatory Framework Doesn’t Work!

Under the Musharraf regime, starting from 2002 onwards (after elections to the national and provincial assemblies were held), many new regulatory bodies and mechanisms were set up at the federal level so as to allow greater and more efficient government oversight of various economic, social, and even political spheres of life. These regulatory frameworks – . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s Regulatory Framework Doesn’t Work!

Pharmaceuticals depriving public of Rs. 90 billion annually

Health Watch on Sunday said it has calculated impact of unlawful drug price hike on the masses by pharmaceutical companies at Rs 90 billion annually.

It lauded the Supreme Court (SC) for putting pharmaceutical firms on notice for overpricing of drugs on false grounds pushing healthcare out of the reach of millions of the downtrodden.

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Leaders’ Day Out

By Shirin Naseer

Under the promises of a ‘NAYA Pakistan’ for the first time in years citizens belonging to the affluent cities like Islamabad and Lahore left the comfort of their homes to vote. PTI seemingly not only drew out women to participate in the electoral process but also encouraged first-time voters to . . . → Read More: Leaders’ Day Out

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Ingenious marketing gimmick: how diamonds became our best friends

Alcohol is often praised as a recession-proof industry. In times of economic woes, we spend what little money we have to drown our sorrows. In times of great fortune, we celebrate generously with imbibed cheer. Libation, in all its forms, has permeated civilizations for millennia, interlaced in song, dance and feast … so in a . . . → Read More: Ingenious marketing gimmick: how diamonds became our best friends

Stand Up for the Real Champions

The fixation we have with comparing ourselves to Incredible India has been served. In news that comes partly as surprise and partly as reconfirmation of extreme-case apprehensions that have found resonance in recent years, total funds amounting to 1,441 million Swiss francs belonging to Pakistani individuals and entities are lying in Swiss banks.

It is . . . → Read More: Stand Up for the Real Champions

Hindu extremist Modi enters politics

By Dr. Ram Puniyani From 2002 Gujarat carnage Gujarat in particular and India in general has seen the rise of Narendra Modi on the political firmament. His propaganda machinery has given him the image whereby he is regarded as the ‘development man, non corrupt, strong and all that. A substantial section of society has bought . . . → Read More: Hindu extremist Modi enters politics