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Covid-19

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Covid-19 A blessing in disguise   AROOSA AROOJ     Today, the world is standing on the verge of an absolute rupture due to highly-traumatic pandemic called Covid-19 that has been triggered by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Meanwhile, a hyperopic view of current scenario leads us towards an undeniable fact that this pandemic is ‘a blessing in disguise’. In the ... Read More »

PM’s Package for Construction Industry

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PM’s Package for Construction Industry The New Deal for Economy? On April 03, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced a relief package for the construction industry with the twofold aim of providing employment to daily wage earners, and spurring economic activity. The package also includes additional incentives for builders and developers to build low-cost housing for the poor under the Naya ... Read More »

Conspiracies Theories about Covid-19 After all, it’s politics, stupid!

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Conspiracies Theories about Covid-19 After all, it’s politics, stupid! Saadia Saif Niazi The mystery as to who started or invented coronavirus that caused the Covid-19 pandemic has sown the seeds of suspicion in every person’s mind. It is because what is happening in the world and what we are witnessing today is no longer a problem being dealt with by ... Read More »

Cognitive Dissonance Theory

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Cognitive Dissonance Theory Explaining why behaviours and beliefs disagree When someone tells a lie and feels uncomfortable about it because he fundamentally sees himself as an honest person, he has likely experienced cognitive dissonance. This phenomenon occurs when one’s ideas, beliefs, or behaviours contradict each other. Cognitive Dissonance Theory proposes that individuals experience psychological discomfort when they are confronted with ... Read More »

CLIMATE CHANGE

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CLIMATE CHANGE Causes, effects, evidence and how to deal with it Sajad Ali Jatoi Climate means average weather pattern of a particular area over a long period of time – at least thirty years, while Climate change refers to the long-term shift in global average weather patterns i.e. changes in temperature, precipitation and rainfall patterns. These changes in climate are ... Read More »

China-Pakistan Nuclear Energy Cooperation

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China-Pakistan Nuclear Energy Cooperation The role of nuclear energy in Pakistan’s national energy mix is set to significantly increase in the coming years as the country seeks to scale-up nuclear power to meet the rising energy demands of a growing population. In the backdrop of falling domestic gas production, gradual closure of inefficient oil-based power plants, and nominal addition of ... Read More »

Achieving a Cleaner and Resilient Generation Mix

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Achieving a Cleaner and Resilient Generation Mix In Pakistan 58 million people lack access to electricity. With growing incomes, population and urbanization, energy demand is increasing, placing pressure on domestic resources. Expansion of electricity generation to meet rising demand and reduce the endemic power blackouts and outages has been a high priority of the Pakistan government. Despite the existence of ... Read More »

A path towards sustainability

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Environmental Protection The Path towards Sustainability Last year in March, the United Nations issued its assessment of the global environment in the form of the sixth Global Environmental Outlook, a 708-page compendium of the planet’s ailments. The scientific team that conducted the assessment warned that the Earth’s condition has continued to deteriorate since the first global outlook was prepared in ... Read More »