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Religious, modern education should remain hand in hand

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Policy of modernizing, reforming madressahs lauded
Dr. Murtaza Mughal has said that religious and modern education should remain hand in hand which is imperative for the national development.
Integration of Islamic religious schools into the mainstream school system can help overcome many problems faced by the nation, he said.
Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President Pakistan Economy Watch said this while speaking as chief guest at ninth certificate distribution ceremony among Huffaz at Aiwan-e-Quran being run under the aegis of AIMS Education System.
He said that schools that are imparting religious education with modern education are serving society and bridging gaps between different sections of society.

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PEW for early approval, implementation of ADB’s water report

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Resolution of energy crisis lies in adhering to recommendations
The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Friday demanded of the government to approve Asian Development Bank’s water report to overcome many problems faced by the country.
Implementation of the recommendations of the water report which covers issues from glaciers to reservoirs and even drainage system can resolve many pressing issues to ensure economic returns, it said.
Immediate action on the report is needed for improving quality of life of masses, revival of industry, saving millions of young lives, increase productivity and ensuring prosperity, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW.
The resolution of energy crisis which has paralysed economy also lies in implementation of the recommendations of the report, he added.

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Recent political developments to take toll on economy

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Stability, good governance to remain a far cry
SC again comes up to the expectations of masses
The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Thursday said replacement of ousted PM Gilani will not help masses or country in any way.
The new prime minister will continue to focus on political struggle keeping the pressing economic issues on the backburner, it said.
The Supreme Court has again earned unparalleled respect by issuing orders regarding the disqualification of Prime Minister Gilani in a dignified manner while keeping system intact, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW.
He said that government is trying to resolve pressing economic issues including energy crisis by issuing encouraging statements and changing ministers which is wastage of time.

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Budget by the elite for the elite: speakers

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Budget to widen gap between Govt and masses
Budget leaves country more vulnerable, to shake stability
Economic injustice emerging as a big threat

Speakers at a post budget seminar said that budget has been designed by the elite for people representing superior social and economic status.
Budget will not only widen gap between the rich and poor but also increase divide between masses and the government, they said at the seminar held at Institute of Policy Studies (IPS).
The speakers including DG IPS Khalid Rehman, economist and policy analyst Mr Masood Dahir, Major Amanullah (Retired), Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President Pakistan Economy Watch and others said at the seminar that budget will leave masses vulnerable.
It will reshape society and well as economy which will be less likely to generate opportunities, they added.
The continued trend toward increasing inequality will result in generation of humble returns for business and shake social stability in the country, they warned.

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Budget lacks meaningful reforms

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Govt not ready to provide any relief to masses
Economic managers lack will, capacity to initiate reforms
The Pakistan Economy Watch (PEW) on Friday said the budget presented to the Parliament for upcoming fiscal year 2012-13 missed meaningful reforms.
No steps were announced to reduce the trust deficit, contain inflation, ensure political and economic stability, and give relief to any section of society, it said.
The statement of Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh regarding energy crisis was vague which left much to be desired, said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President PEW.

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