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Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • After the rain
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    The recent rain storms in Karachi were nothing less than a nightmare for citizens. After the torrential downpour, citizens had to face extreme hardship. Commuting became extremely difficult due to urban flooding, which also became the cause of several diseases. There appeared to be a total administrative breakdown and the city became one large swamp and trash dump with no government body willing to step forward and take responsibility.The negligence and lack of coordination among various civic bodies such as... Read more »
  • Nimrita?s case
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    A tragic incident had taken place in Larkana last month when the dead body of a young female final-year BDS student was found from her hostel room at the Bibi Asifa Dental College. It has yet to be ascertained from the complete investigation whether the medical student had committed suicide or was murdered.Although two of her classmates were arrested for investigation, unfortunately the police have yet to conclude the reasons behind the death. The victim’s family is desperately waiting for... Read more »
  • Plant at Palai
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    According to some media reports, a cement factory is proposed to be established at Palai, district Malakand. However, experts within the country and abroad have highlighted the devastating adverse effects of emission of poisonous gases from sources like cement factories, etc. Also, a huge amount of water is consumed during the manufacturing of cement, thus causing underground water depletion. It merits a mention that there are seven villages situated at a distance of 1-3 kilometers from the proposed cement factory... Read more »
  • Solar credit
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    To encourage installation of solar systems, the United States Congress had approved tax credit on installation of solar systems about a decade back. Known as the federal solar tax credit or investment tax credit (ITC), it allows you to deduct 30 percent of the cost of installing a solar energy system from your federal taxes. The ITC applies to both residential and commercial systems, and there is no cap on its value. Thanks to the ITC, the number of users... Read more »
  • Dengue and Pakistan
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    The increase in the rate of dengue cases is very alarming. There’s no doubt that the dengue fever’s mushroom growth is a failure of our government’s policies on countering it and it shows how non-serious our ruling class is about the welfare of our people. According to government reports, as many as 6,537 cases have been reported from Islamabad, 5,642 from Punjab, 4,403 from Sindh, 4,276 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 2,750 from Balochistan. People should use mosquito repellent, cover their... Read more »
  • After the rain
    true
    The recent rain storms in Karachi were nothing less than a nightmare for citizens. After the torrential downpour, citizens had to face extreme hardship. Commuting became extremely difficult due to urban flooding, which also became the cause of several diseases. There appeared to be a total administrative breakdown and the city became one large swamp and trash dump with no government body willing to step forward and take responsibility.The negligence and lack of coordination among various civic bodies such as... Read more »
  • Plant at Palai
    true
    According to some media reports, a cement factory is proposed to be established at Palai, district Malakand. However, experts within the country and abroad have highlighted the devastating adverse effects of emission of poisonous gases from sources like cement factories, etc. Also, a huge amount of water is consumed during the manufacturing of cement, thus causing underground water depletion. It merits a mention that there are seven villages situated at a distance of 1-3 kilometers from the proposed cement factory... Read more »
  • Nimrita?s case
    true
    A tragic incident had taken place in Larkana last month when the dead body of a young female final-year BDS student was found from her hostel room at the Bibi Asifa Dental College. It has yet to be ascertained from the complete investigation whether the medical student had committed suicide or was murdered.Although two of her classmates were arrested for investigation, unfortunately the police have yet to conclude the reasons behind the death. The victim’s family is desperately waiting for... Read more »
  • Still grey
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    This refers to the editorial ‘FATF measures’ (Oct 16) regarding the recent meeting of the group to review Pakistan’s compliance position. That Pakistan has not been pushed in the blacklist and remains in the grey list is no satisfaction less an occasion for optimism.The fact is that some of the actionable points have not been complied with while in certain others, compliance remains unsatisfactory. The government must ponder as to why the compliance is deficient and where are the gaping... Read more »
  • Dengue and Pakistan
    true
    The increase in the rate of dengue cases is very alarming. There’s no doubt that the dengue fever’s mushroom growth is a failure of our government’s policies on countering it and it shows how non-serious our ruling class is about the welfare of our people. According to government reports, as many as 6,537 cases have been reported from Islamabad, 5,642 from Punjab, 4,403 from Sindh, 4,276 from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and 2,750 from Balochistan. People should use mosquito repellent, cover their... Read more »