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
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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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
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
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
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