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Still I Rise

You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. ...

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Creeping religiosity

IT is not by accident that the dark forces of bigotry and obscurantism have become stronger than ever in Pakistan. The phenomenon is all too visibly rooted in the government’s acts of omission and commission. The regularisation of madressahs and the reform of their curricula were given top priority in ...

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Provinces vs centre

THE question whether the provinces, or the federating units as they should be called, are subordinate to the federation has been at the centre of one of the more important public debates going on these days. The issue touches upon matters related not only to the future of the federation ...

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NFC Award

Modern states, for sure, are presumed to conduct their business by following well-established traditions, rules and clearly defined timelines. Since the advent of 2020, however, Pakistan has also been dealing with a panic-stirring pandemic like the rest of the world. It demands total attention of our rulers. In these extra-ordinary ...

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ovt proposes Rs1.29tr for defence spending

ISLAMABAD: The government on Friday proposed Rs1.29 trillion defence allocation for next fiscal year representing an 11.8 per cent increase over the original allocation for the outgoing year. Federal Minister for Industries Hammad Azhar, while presenting the budget in the National Assembly, said “defence and internal security have been given ...

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Boris Jhonson shaking

Inside Boris Johnson’s government, senior officials are exhausted, demoralized and starting to despair. Their dreams of reshaping Britain for a bright post-Brexit world have been blown off course by coronavirus. With more than 41,000 Covid-19 deaths in the U.K., Johnson has presided over the worst record in the world after ...

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