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Learning from a half-century of Economic Development in Asia

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Learning from a half-century of Economic Development in Asia In 1968, renowned economist Gunnar Mydral published Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations, a highly pessimistic work on Asia’s development prospects. The fifty years since witnessed a remarkable economic transformation with Asia emerging as a global economic powerhouse. Like so many, it was hard for Mydral to imagine ... Read More »

PM Khan Speaks his heart out at UNGA (Editorial October 2019)

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PM Khan Speaks his heart out at UNGA (Editorial October 2019) September 27 came as yet another day when Pakistan vociferously advocated the right to self-determination of the Kashmiris, and raised their voice with full vigour at the world’s most prestigious forum, the United Nations General Assembly. Before an audience of world leaders, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, ... Read More »

World’s Most Liveable Cities in 2019

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World’s Most Liveable Cities in 2019 Magazine Desk The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) recently launched, ‘The Global Liveability Index 2019’. According to the Report, the Index assesses, ‘which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions’. The index covers 140 cities around the world, which are assessed on five broad indicators: (1) stability, (2) healthcare, (3) ... Read More »

UN Climate Action Summit

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UN Climate Action Summit At this year’s UN Climate Action Summit, world leaders have gathered to share plans on how to tackle global warming. At the Summit, governments and private-sector leaders unveiled initiatives aimed at reducing planet-warming emissions. Close to 30 global initiatives to ramp up action on climate change were unveiled or expanded. Bringing together governments, businesses, development banks, ... Read More »

Learn to Say “No”

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Learn to Say “No” Laiba Muhammad Aamir Humans are social animals and they cannot help themselves without interaction with one another. In their communications, an easy ‘yes’ always wins over the difficult ‘no’ creating a lot of problems. Living in a ‘yes’ culture, we think more about the comfort of the other person, even though we may have to face ... Read More »

Imran Khan’s Historic UNGA Speech

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Imran Khan’s Historic UNGA Speech Key Takeaways “Supposing a country 7 times smaller than its neighbour; faced with a question. Either you surrender, or you fight till the end. I ask myself this question. And my belief is “La ilaha illAllah,” [There is no God but one]. We will FIGHT!” On September 27, Prime Minister Imran Khan delivered his maiden, ... Read More »

An Interview with Prof Dr Seemi Naghmana Tahir

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An Interview with Prof Dr Seemi Naghmana Tahir Chairperson Mass Communication Department, University of Karachi Atif Sheikh With an aim to promote newspaper reading in Pakistan, All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) observed 25th September as the National Newspaper Reading Day. The selection of September 25th is related to the publication of the first multi-page newspaper “Publick Occurrences” from the United ... Read More »

Capital Change

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Capital Change A look at some countries that have moved their capitals Muhammad Bilal Butt Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo has announced the national capital will move from Jakarta, on the island of Java, to the province of East Kalimantan, on Borneo. He has several reasons: Jakarta, the current capital, is sinking, polluted and suffering from chronic congestion; Kalimantan is relatively ... Read More »

Book Review “The Anarchy” The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

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Book Review The Anarchy The Relentless Rise of the East India Company Reviewed by: Maya Jasanoff About a century ago, a series of giant murals was unveiled in the Palace of Westminster depicting the “Building of Britain”, which bounded in eight set-pieces from King Alfred’s long-ships beating back the Danes in 877 to bewigged parliamentarians presenting Queen Anne with the ... Read More »

15 Amazing and Beautiful Mosques in Pakistan

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15 Amazing and Beautiful Mosques in Pakistan Mosques all over the world possess a rich history and are central to the Islamic faith. With the spread of Islam, mosques too have evolved, and with fusions in architectural styles from different cultures the effects of globalisation are evident. Although mosques are a place where worshippers come together to pray, they are ... Read More »