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Articles and Letters: Letters


This is apropos a Business Recorder news item "Senate body told: ADB has refused to finance western route" carried by the newspaper on Tuesday. It has been reported that Asian Development Bank (ADB) has refused to finance western route of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and the government will have to make alternative arrangements for the project. This was stated by Chairman National Highway Authority (NHA) Shahid Ashraf Tarar.
The spokesman of the Ministry of Finance with reference to a Comment in Business Recorder titled "Rise in external debt" dated 23.06.2016, offers the following views in response:
This is apropos a news item "Messi exit leaves Argentinean football in turmoil" carried by Business Recorder yesterday. According to it, Lionel Messi sensationally has quit international football leaving Argentinean football in turmoil after a traumatic penalty shootout defeat to Chile in the Copa America final.
This is apropos a Business Recorder news item "China, Russia eye closer friendship amid tensions with West" carried by the newspaper on Sunday. It has been reported that Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have promised ever-closer cooperation and oversaw a series of deals as the two countries deepen ties in the face of growing tensions with the West.
Following in the footsteps of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Pakistan People's Party is going to file reference or references against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, finance minister Ishaq Dar and others in the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) with a view to seeking their disqualification. Both the parties have contended, among other things, that the constitution states that a person can qualify for the membership of the parliament only if he/she is of good character and is not commonly known as one who violates Islamic injunctions whereas Article 62, ie, states that the parliamentarian should be sagacious, righteous and non-profligate, honest and ameen, there being no declaration to the contrary by a court of law.
This letter is apropos a Business Recorder news item 'Power load-shedding to continue due to system constraints' carried by the newspaper on Thursday. It says that the federal government expressed its fear that power load-shedding will continue due to system constraints and a low recovery in spite of surplus generation in the country by 2018.
How tragic it is that acclaimed Pakistani singer in the busy port city of Karachi was killed by motorcycle-borne gunmen. He was killed two days after masked men kidnapped the son of Chief Justice of Sindh High Court.