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Shoring up the Export Front

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Shoring up the Export Front Aftab H. Wahla For every economy, whether an advanced or a developing one, exports play a determinant role in bridging – or widening – the trade deficit, and it is directly associated with Current Account Deficit (CAD). In case of Pakistan, management of CAD has direct bearing upon the country’s foreign exchange reserves, stability of ... Read More »

GK Snippets Laffer Curve

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GK Snippets Laffer Curve The Laffer curve shows how tax revenues change when the tax rate is either increased or decreased. Typically, it has an inverted-U shape. The Laffer curve, popularised in 1974 by economist Arthur Laffer in a discussion with former U.S. President Gerald Ford, is often used to bolster the argument that high or increasing tax rates will ... Read More »

Need to Re-invent the Soft Power of Pakistan

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Need to Re-invent the  Soft Power of Pakistan Mian Majid Ali Afzal  Soft power is associated with the rise of globalization, technological revolution and neoliberal international relations theory. However, it is not merely the application of non-traditional instruments such as culture and commercial goods, rather the fulcrum on which the principles of soft power stand are society, institutions and policies to attain state objectives. Similarly, all ... Read More »

Mir Imran

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    Mir Imran The terms ‘inventor’ and ‘entrepreneur’ seem wholly inadequate to describe Mir Imran. He is a prolific inventor of medical devices and has founded more than 20 life sciences companies. He has been building medical device companies for 40 years and holds more than 360 patents to his name. He is most well-known for his pioneering contributions to ... Read More »

Food Waste Generation

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Food Waste Generation Consumer Behaviour at different Restaurants of Lahore city Daniyal Naeem & Ayesha Iqbal Approximately 1.3 billion tons of food waste is produced globally per year which is equal to one-third of the total food production.. This amount of food waste causes a great loss in terms economic value, approximately US$ 1 trillion a year. The global food ... Read More »

Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence Magazine Desk Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. These processes include learning (the acquisition of information and rules for using the information), reasoning (using rules to reach approximate or definite conclusions) and self-correction. Particular applications of AI include expert systems, speech recognition and machine vision. AI can be categorized ... 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 »