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High Court declares PM Ashraf guilty of corruption in road project case

This article was first published in The Express Tribune on Apr 4, 2013. Islamabad – Former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf’s chances of running for elections are in jeopardy, as the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday termed a development scheme Ashraf approved for his constituency, NA-51, during his tenure as illegal and an example of […]

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No funds at the HEC

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on March 3, 2013. Islamabad – ZERO. That is the grand total of the development funds the Higher Education Commission (HEC) has received for the third quarter of the current fiscal year. The government had pledged Rs15.8 billion to the HEC in the […]

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Government launches first-ever national policy on climate change

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 27, 2013. Islamabad – Pakistan might have its first National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) but the road to effective implementation of the policy is long and arduous. The policy, which was officially launched by the Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) in […]

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Islamabad school staff goes on strike

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Feb 11, 2013. Islamabad – Education is expected to suffer at the twenty Islamabad Model Colleges on Monday as the teaching and nonteaching employees of the colleges have announced a complete strike. At a press conference in Islamabad on Sunday, representatives of […]

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Pakistan counter-terrorism efforts need a comprehensive approach

An edited version of this article was first published in The Express Tribune on Dec 29, 2012. Islamabad – Pakistan needs to clearly categorize its internal conflicts and reform the civil services to move forward in terms of the rule of law and democracy in the country in 2013. These were the recommendations of experts […]

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