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Common Factors Involving the Articles/ the Big Finish

 The huge disparity between income, people, rural and urban sector’s.
 Favourable treatments given by Government to the rich
 Corruption/mismanagement/selfishness in government and top officials.
 Not enough equality towards women.
 Energy, Power, Food, Petrol, etc… and their problems created in Pakistan.
 Educating the young ones for the betterment of the country.
 The different point of views of the ordinary citizen and government.
 Inflation and its effects on Pakistanis social structure theft).
 Hospitals and the lack of resources and mistreatments of doctors and nurses.
 Trade between India and Pakistan and its implication for the future of our country.


Article Reviews by Raheel Awan

29 Percent Rise in Crime Rate in Capital This Year
Posted July 27, 2008 by Fazal Sher.

Dissecting this article and observing it gives us the conclusion of why would people Rob homes, rob people with purses, snatch mobiles, snatch cars, snatch jewellery and other valuables? Yes you guessed it, lack of motivation. Many people in our country have lost their jobs and cannot provide enough for their family much less themselves.
An interesting point to be noted: “The division of police for security to general public…clearly indicated that government doesn’t have concern for ordinary citizens in the capital.” So, if the government doesn’t care for ordinary citizens would will?
If a person loses his mobile he would have to either 1) buy another mobile or 2) consume for the week. This leads them no choice but to go out and commit a crime which goes on to the next possible “criminal” being developed.
How ridiculous does this sound? It’s all true for a person who is under-motivated and jobless.
Who would be treated as a criminal once he creates a crime? There goes the Human Spirit!!

Raheel’s structure of crime in Pakistan:

Man 1 Commits Crime →
Man 2 doesn’t have enough money to provide for his family →
Man 2 creates crime →
Man 3 goes hungry and kills himself!!
MAN I hope the second man was someone who knew a person who knew a person who is the Inspector General of Punjab/Sindh/Baluchistan…

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Work on Storm Water Drains Continues.
Staff Report on July 27, 2008.

This article is about the developed areas like defence and DHA which needs to be further modernized because they have the power of money on their side. Yes, develop these areas at a “maximum” pace so that they don’t complain and lead to officials being fired. The country’s millions of people are undereducated, in conditions of high poverty and being given medical support. Leave these poor people behind and tend to the rich as they will pay the money for it. The rural sector which is being overlooked is the sector that needs this kind of money used, medical assistance and subsidies on agricultural machinery and fertilizers.

We look at the developed world or the United States to be more specific. A majority of the people residing in the United States are like machines with no feelings, and have no time for their loved ones or friends and that is why there is a website like facebook making lots of money from advertisements.
Is this the kind of people we look up to as role models? Just because they have all these “things” and have a so-called better life doesn’t mean they are happy. Does this mean that they are happy? I don’t think so! Are we really willing to sacrifice our family and friends for the sake of “the better things in life?” or are we becoming self-centered, ignorant and forgetting the atrocities committed by the British on India, Africa, Asia?!? Are we becoming ignorant and forgetting what the U.S. had done to black slaves that were brought in ships that carried diseases?

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Trade Policy 2008-2009.
Posted July 28, 2008 on

This is yet another example of the world becoming interconnected into a “Global Village,” a term that has become a cliché. The two countries, India and Pakistan have put aside roundabout 70% of their differences by implementing policies most commonly trade policies that would prove useful or mutually beneficial. The articles main points reiterated were: a limited timeframe, inefficiency, lack of skills and lack of resources were inferred from the last six to seven years that show that 60 to 70% of major policy decisions were unimplemented. They were unimplemented because of the remaining bad blood of the Kashmir issue, the partition, which led to over a million deaths and the previous wars between the two countries. These kinds of matters take hundreds of years of years to subside; point noted that globalization is in boom and technological advancements are at an all time high.

Moving on, Dr. Abid Sulehri of SDPI stated that subsidies should be given out tot the textile sector’s Research and Development and a synergy for agricultural trade and monetary policies should be focused on. This is a good concern as to change for the better, synergy or the coming together of tow or even a hundred people can be better for the quality of life and R&D and agriculture and monetary policy hundred’s of percentage points over!
Lastly, “an effective implementation monetary mechanism and an active participation by other ministries and business support institutions” should be well implemented because this is the process of unity which leads to synergy. Ministries and business support institutes should recognize this because it can also be a potential for further growth of their relative institutions all the while providing people with jobs that have more of a “net” of support!

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Health Dept. Forwards Candidates list to SPSC.
July 24, 2008 on Dawn

This article is about the demand and supply of medical doctors in not only Sindh but Pakistan as a whole. The list of the needs for medical practitioners was passed on to SPSC (Sindh Public Service Commission) by the health department of Sindh. In a nutshell, there was a supply of 2,253 candidates and a supply of 591 medical officers, 250 for women and 329 for women, leaving vacancy of 100 seats for women because 150 passed the test. Moreover, 75 dental surgeons are needed; most of these seats are on a contract basis but instructions were set for a more regular basis.
Firstly, there is more of a proportion of male doctors to female nurses, which should be a reverse situation, because in general, doctors are those who give advice and do operations on their patients. Doctors need the assistance of nurses as much as possible because of the overflow of patients who need urgent medical assistance and which means it is a life and death situation!

Secondly, the article doesn’t state if those doctors who got seated are the better half of those who can barely have enough money to pay for their lifestyle.
Lastly, giving doctors job’s on a contract basis has the potential for inexperience overall because the more they move around from job to job gives them EXPERIENCE; The experience of assisting as many patients as efficiently as possible.

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Benazir Youth Programme, Jobs for 100,000 youths.
July 28, 2008 on

This article infers the legacy of one of the most influential and important figures in Pakistan; the legacy of education being life and should be “Roti, Kapra, Makaan.” A hundred thousand youths, most who became poor and jobless would be on a high priority basis. Moreover, the private sector will help by donating money, equipment and services to help impart skills training and stipends to these prospective students.
Education and Training:

a) Students are part of the backbone of any economy.
b) Provides skills to the poor and the average citizen to help themselves and others.
c) “You feed a man fish and he won’t go hungry for a day, but if you teach him to fish he won’t go hungry for a lifetime.”
d) Primary Schools ↓Basic education on reading and writing.
a. High School↓to notice the potential and give morals and motivation and to “reach for the sky.”
b. College ↓ to get him/her ready for the job market by imparting the necessary skills.
c. University↓ to provide final training, development and furnishing crucial skills.