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A new wave of terrorism -The Nation

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Spread the wordWith the takeover of the Taliban in Afghanistan, some would believe that all threats have come to an end for Pakistan. People on this side tend to dream of the good days but all hopes drowned when things did not go the way they were expected. The situation in Afghanistan is worsening by the day just as it was back in the previous Taliban tenure. The human crisis is at its limit in… Read More »A new wave of terrorism -The Nation

The Russo-Ukrainian crisis -The Nation

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Spread the wordA couple of days ago, Ukraine was hit by an episode of cyberattacks targeting some of the most prominent government websites including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The attacks also threatened the Ukrainians and warned them of a much more surreal time ahead. While the Pentagon claimed that it was too soon to blame the attack on any perpetrators, the Ukrainian government was quick to ascertain that Russia was behind the attack. Multiple… Read More »The Russo-Ukrainian crisis -The Nation

US’s humiliation in front of China -The Frontier Post

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Spread the wordPetr Akopov Victoria Nuland, like eight years ago, is concerned about Nezalezhnaya: “if a conflict starts in Ukraine, it will not be something good,” the deputy secretary of state said. No, the American does not recall her role in the Ukrainian unrest – the above words are addressed to Beijing : “it will not be something good for China.” Therefore, Nuland called on the Chinese to “use their influence with Moscow to persuade… Read More »US’s humiliation in front of China -The Frontier Post

Intelligent life on Earth? -The Express Tribune

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Spread the wordNeil deGrasse Tyson says that he loses sleep over the fact that dark energy — a mysterious energy that pushes the galaxies away from each other — will render much of the universe unknowable to humanity. I lose sleep over how this very beautiful planet that is the entire humanity’s only home would someday soon be rendered uninhabitable not by dark energy but dark motives. Just as law breakers were born before lawmakers,… Read More »Intelligent life on Earth? -The Express Tribune

Opportunism and incompetency -The Express Tribune

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Spread the wordThough Pakistan might be among the most philanthropic and altruistic nations in the world, it isn’t short of opportunists and hypocrites when it comes to taking advantage of calamities and emergency situations. Rather than standing with the victims, we try to exploit their suffering. We are fond of thriving on others hardships. We profit on others miseries, trials and tribulations. The ill-fated and the hapless are our cash cows. While inflation, climate change… Read More »Opportunism and incompetency -The Express Tribune

Poverty reduction -DAWN

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Spread the wordPOVERTY reduction is one of the core objectives of economic development in countries across the world. Given the complexity of the poverty challenge, how can we think about it in a structured manner? A simplified framework of poverty reduction essentially has two components and can be explained by an easy analogy given below. Assume that there is a country with inputs, such as labour and capital, that it can use to generate economic… Read More »Poverty reduction -DAWN

Faith in the political process -DAWN

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Spread the wordTHERE is no doubt it will be a long, hard battle to cleanse Pakistan of the toxic effects of the hybrid experiment, whenever it is finally wound up. If there are doubts, those are about the ability of those who will follow to deliver. With society polarised like rarely before, lawlessness rampant, an economy in the doldrums and institutional failure, rather than any success, defining key state pillars, one should be filled with… Read More »Faith in the political process -DAWN

Seizing climate opportunities -DAWN

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Spread the wordMUST we punish the people of Murree, the Galiyat and the entire northern belt of the country for receiving snowfall? The snowfall in Murree has already cost human lives and brought the local economy to a screeching halt. The inquiry committee set up by the Punjab government has proposed some administrative measures that will only restrict citizens’ mobility and stifle the nascent tourist industry. The government’s administrative measures are costing the local economy… Read More »Seizing climate opportunities -DAWN

Working on the tourism industry -The Nation

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Spread the wordThe unchecked development of the tourism industry has given rise to destructive events where people go to enjoy natural beauty but they confront unforeseen and drastic threats which are not considered. However, the tourism industry has a huge share in the wider economy of many states, particularly Pakistan due to its geography location which consists of beautiful regions. Despite being blessed with these places Pakistan is encountering some unfortunate incidents because of development… Read More »Working on the tourism industry -The Nation

New Covid Variant – Same Government Blunders -The Frontier Post

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Spread the wordRaymond-J-March The first US confirmed Omicron variant infection occurred in California on December 1, 2021. By December 23, there were a reported 168,409 Omicron infections across the country. This exceeds the peak of Delta variant cases by nearly 4,000. Most recently, Omicron infections helped set the global pandemic record when the US recorded 1 million new infections on January 3, 2022. So, what do we know about Omicron? Omicron seems to be more… Read More »New Covid Variant – Same Government Blunders -The Frontier Post