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HUMAN NATURE-CUM-CONSTITUTION

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HUMAN NATURE-CUM-CONSTITUTION Mawra Raja This write-up argues that there are two misconceptions about constitutions. Firstly, that they are rules governing state organs either through text or system. Secondly, that if the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973, is replaced with Western ideals/ provisions, only then can real change come about in our system. The fact of the matter is that constitutions are ... Read More »

10 things to know about Hong Kong National Security Law

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10 things to know about Hong Kong National Security Law Zafrullah Saroya On June 30, China’s sweeping new national security law for Hong Kong took effect in the global financial hub. It is expected to mark the biggest change in the freewheeling former British colony since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997. Early assessments of the law, whose content ... Read More »

A Primer on China’s String of Pearls Strategy How Pakistan is important to counter the Indian threat

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A Primer on China’s String of Pearls Strategy How Pakistan is important to counter the Indian threat   China is increasing its presence in the Indian Ocean region over the past few years through its Strings of Pearls strategy. The strategy is driven by China’s need to secure foreign oil and trade routes critical to its development. This has meant ... Read More »

Anatomy of the Earth

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Anatomy of the Earth   Earth’s surface is an amazing place to behold. Yet even the deepest canyon is but a tiny scratch on the planet. To really understand Earth, you need to travel 6,400 kilometres (3,977 miles) beneath our feet. Starting at the centre, Earth is composed of four distinct layers. They are, from deepest to shallowest, the inner ... Read More »

How much time does a user spend on social media?

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How much time does a user spend on social media? Since there has been no seminal work in this regard in Pakistan, therefore, we have to rely on data made available from different sources to find out the duration as correct as possible. According to a report titled as “Digital 2020: Global Digital Overview,” the state of affairs regarding use ... Read More »

The 2020 SDG Index and the Muslim World

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The 2020 SDG Index and the Muslim World Faysal Khan Since 2015, all member states of the United Nations have been implementing “Agenda 2030” and working on achieving the agreed-upon Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Subsequently, to assess where each country stands with regard to achieving the SDGs, Jeffrey Sachs and a team of independent experts working at the Sustainable Development ... Read More »