Archive for March, 2011

Basha Dam affectees must be compensated properly (PEW)

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President Economy Watch (PEW) Dr. Murtaza Mughal has urged the government to ensure transparency in compensation and land allotment to the affectees of Diamer Basha dam project as corruption and nepotism may lead to delay in construction of multimillion dollars project.
In his statement Dr. Murtaza Mughal also emphasized on WAPDA to consult with all stakeholders to finalize a comprehensive policy for resettlement and rehabilitation of the affectees as rehabilitation and resettlement was an important component to carry out the project.
“WAPDA must take all the stakeholders into confidence to chalk out an action plan for the purpose all possible measures in a bid to pose a positive impact on the lives of the people who would be affected due to construction of Diamer Bhasha Dam”, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal. read more…

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Govt asked to be serious to resolve energy crisis

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Unstable energy situation is yet to be taken as a serious national issue
The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Thursday said that energy situation is getting worst in Pakistan while government is not ready to deal things on merit or listen to independent experts.
Our enemies are busy in conspiracies to push country into Stone Age while government as well as private sector is avoiding the threat which is criminal, it said adding that energy crisis is yet to be taken as a serious national issue. read more…

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PEW demands immediate patients awareness programmes

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The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday called upon government and civil society to launch awareness programmes for patients.
A good number of doctors are losing professionalism to other priorities which is jeopardising health of unsuspecting patients who needs to be educated, it said.
Increasing financial ties between doctors and pharmaceutical companies means those require medical care are paying for the commercial bribes without knowing it, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW. read more…

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India’s secret war against Pakistan

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New Delhi turning Pakistan into desert
Pakistan faces threat of water starvation
Indus Waters Treaty needs to be revisited, modified
The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Sunday said that India has stepped up its secret war against Pakistan to turn it into a desert.
Pakistan, once a water happy country is now facing threat of water starvation but the response of our government remains far from satisfactory, it said.
India continues to steal our water while all efforts by Pakistan to find an agreeable solution have proved counterproductive, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW.
The Indus Waters Treaty has failed to settle water disputes between Pakistan and India therefore, it needs to be revisited and made to order, he said. read more…

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Rising oil prices a threat to millions of households: Minister

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Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination, Balochistan Dr. Ruquiya Saeed Hashmi on Thursday said rising oil prices is a threat to millions of households.
Everyone including coalition partners, opposition, and intelligentsia is criticising the move but government seems indifferent to the plight of masses, she observed.
The Minister said that government should have scarified some of its profit for a limited time instead of burdening troubled masses.
Talking to Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President of the Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW), she said that lack of fiscal discipline and irrational taxation system are big stumbling blocks barring development. read more…

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