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Top 5 Countries That Ditched Their Military Forces

Top 5 Countries That Ditched Their Military Forces

By: Zafrullah Saroya Federated States of Micronesia Leading up to World War II, the Federated States of Micronesia was under Japanese control, which explains why Micronesia became the site of some of the most fearsome battles ever fought in the South Pacific. After the war, the region became part of the United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, beginning ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Economic Dependency

Pakistan's Economic Dependency

Pakistan is considered an economically fragile and unstable country, owing to the rampant maladministration. Though multiple factors can be attributed to it, yet ‘the vested interests of the ruling class’ have always been the most prominent. Geographically, Pakistan has been greatly blessed by nature but regional as well as international interests have been a curse for it. Since its birth, ... Read More »

The Population Challenge

The Population Challenge

Prime Minister Imran Khan and the former Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar addressed a seminar organised by the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan on “Alarming Population Growth: Call for Action” and highlighted the need for launching a campaign to control population growth rate. The economic compulsion of reducing the growth rate is compelling: high growth rate places ... Read More »

How to Stay Cool under Pressure

How to Stay Cool under Pressure

Some Tricks from former US President Barack H. Obama During his tenure as President of the United States, Barack H. Obama was famous for always appearing cool and calm. The press sometimes called him “No Drama Obama” and didn’t always mean it kindly. Mr Obama said there was some truth to the nickname when he repeated it on stage at ... Read More »

Letters to the Editor (April 2019)

Letters to the Editor (April 2019) Shahnaz Begum Celebrated Bangladeshi singer Shahnaz Rahmatullah, also known as Shahnaz Begum, passed away in Dhaka on March 23. She was born in 1952 in Dhaka and started her career at a very early age. Soon she became a household name in Pakistan with her melodious voice and popular songs like ‘Sohni Dharti Allah ... Read More »

Political System, Economic Model and Social Values

Political System, Economic Model and Social Values

Three pieces of one picture We the Pakistanis usually think that once a particular person takes the helm of affairs, things will dramatically change as he has some magic wand with which all problems will be solved immediately. However, despite having seen numerous so-called ‘leaders’, the nation still seems not ready to learn some key lessons. One person may bring ... Read More »

EDUCATION REFORMS

EDUCATION REFORMS

Panacea to All Ills Education is considered the mainstay of a country’s growth as it plays a catalytic role in socioeconomic development. In any society, economic progress or social change can be stimulated and sustained only when common people are provided with education. Development of any country is directly dependent on quality education, especially the technical and vocational training, as ... Read More »

Pakistan at the World Government Summit 2019

Pakistan at the World Government Summit 2019

By: Khalid Khurshid Over 4,000 individuals from 140 countries, including heads of state and top officials from 30 international organisations, took part in the seventh World Government Summit 2019 (WGS 2019), held from February 10 to 12 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai. Global political and business decision-makers, NGOs and philanthropists chose the seventh Summit to create a vision for a ... Read More »

Letters to the Editor (March 2019)

Pulwama Attack The attack, which killed more than 40 personnel of the Indian army stationed in Indian-occupied Kashmir, has been hotly debated on Indian channels. The responsibility of lethal attack has been claimed by Jaish-e-Muhammad, and was executed by Aadil Ahmed Dar. India is ever ready to accuse Pakistan for any mishap in India or the occupied territory of Kashmir. ... Read More »