Courting disaster

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while commenting on the current political impasse in the country in a recent speech mentioned the crises of 1971 in the then East Pakistan ( now Bangladesh) when disrespect for the aspirations of people expressed through vote had led to the disintegration of Pakistan. His…

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Pakistan needs to stop denying its fishermen community human rights

Pakistani fishermen, particularly those living in the province of Sindh, face regular harassment from the authorities that are gradually usurping the areas crucial for fishing. Fisheries and livestock minister Muhammad Ali Malkani and his cohorts, who have come to be the fisheries’ mafia, are continuously encroaching upon the poor fishermen’s ponds and…

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