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Pak-Germany relations

On Monday, April 12, Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived Germany on a two-day official visit and met his counterpart Heiko Mass. Shah Mehmood Qureshi also met with trade officials.

Pakistan has maintained excellent political and economic relations with Germany for over 70 years and it is hoped that this relationship will be further strengthened in the future and trade relations are also expected to grow further.

Pakistan exports its leather and textile products to Germany and imports mechanical and chemical material from Germany.

The recent visit is also expected to further boost trade ties and Germany also ensured to provide 15 million doses of vaccines against Covid-19 to Pakistan by May. In the coming days, the two countries will exchange technology. It will not only strengthen the economy but also the relations between the two countries.

The two states are also in agreement on the issue of Afghanistan and are working for better conditions and peace and order in the region.

On April 14, the German Ambassador met with the COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa to discuss the security situation in the region and between the two countries.

Gen Bajwa praised Germany’s role in stabilizing the region and declared her an important foreign policy partner.

If relations continue in the same positive direction, Pakistan will not only move towards economic stability, but also Pakistan’s role in the international politics will be seen from a new perspective.
UROOJ MUQADAS
Rawalpindi

Inflation affects living standard

Inflation is a general rise in prices of all commodities in a period. In inflation too much money purchases too few goods.

Inflation is usually caused by increase in demand, increase in supply and increase in money supply.

Black money increases in government expenses, growth of the private sector is also increasing the rate of inflation in Pakistan. Inflation is increasing the rate of poverty and unemployment in Pakistan.

The inflation has reached up to the danger level in Pakistan which is lowering the rate of the country’s economic growth.

The pattern of production in the country is badly distributed in Pakistan as a result of increasing inflation.

There are numerous reasons for inflation in Pakistan.
One of the major reasons is that the Government.

Pakistan is printing excessive currency notes to run the government business and to complete the projects without any amount of reserves equal to the value of currency notes.

The other main cause of inflation in Pakistan is an increase in the production cost which in result leads to the rise in prices of goods. The indirect taxes imposed by the government of Pakistan are also contributing to increasing the rate of inflation.

Now the time has come that the government must take some steps to reduce the rate of inflation.
AIMAN SALEEM
Karachi

COVID & primary education

The GOP announced holidays in primary schools due to the third wave of COVID-19. The school close lead to various issues especially loss of education.

The parents are demanding online learning facilities for the students of the primary section.

This can be practised in developed areas and major cities but in rural areas where people don’t have access to the internet or the usage of electronic technologies is very limited among the people due to which E-learning can’t be possible.

In this situation we have to go towards home learning through the course books or we can involve younger students in other learning activities as education is not only related to the completion of the course.

Parents can teach them anything from improving writing skills of both languages (English and Urdu) and basic arithmetic procedures.

In this crucial moment, parents have to stop criticizing the teachers and they have to take part in the learning activities of their children.
DANISH MALIK
Rawalpindi

Implementing dress code
for women

There is no second opinion that the media is an important pillar of state. It performs various functions.

It creates awareness and is a source of important news across the globe. Pakistan, Alhumdolillah is an Islamic country.

What we see today, say around for the last decade, a dress code for women appearing on national electronic media has changed.

I may sound a bit orthodox to a certain section of the society, but my point is where has the ‘Dupatta” gone.

Only once, dupatta slipped from the head of newscaster, Mahpara Safdar, and the next day (Late) Gen. Zia ul Haq took note of it.

It is well known to many who watch TV on a regular basis
Mr. Prime Minister {Imran Khan}, we respect and envy the way the first lady, Bushra Bibi, carries herself in public.

You talk of Riasat Madina. Would you please spare time and strictly implement the dress code for women in showbiz with ‘Dupatta’ a must to wear. And it should be worn the way it is instructed in the Holy Book while Allah Almighty addresses women.
SHAHZAD LODHI
Rawalpindi

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