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Gender Pay Discrimination

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Gender Pay Discrimination Iqra Junejo Equal pay systems are vital for women empowerment and professional growth but these rarely exist. International Labor Organization (ILO) in its “Global Wage Report 2018-19″ states: “[O]n average women currently continue to be paid approximately 20 per cent less than men.” The gender pay gap is high in the developing world. In Pakistan alone, the ... Read More »

Designing Police Reforms and the latest police reforms in the United States

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Designing Police Reforms and the latest police reforms in the United States Kamran Adil   Introduction Designing police reforms is a challenge. More often than not, the tendency is to appoint a group of people claiming to have know-how and experience in dealing with police matters with predefined terms of reference (ToRs); the group then locks itself within the parameters ... Read More »

The Balochistan Conundrum

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The Balochistan Conundrum Faridullah This Land of the Pure has had a tumultuous history. It saw the tragic episode of the dismemberment of East Pakistan. However, unfortunately, we the Pakistani nation, have not learnt any lesson from this national tragedy. Our rulers, both civilian and military, have had the same authoritarian attitude towards Balochistan as they had towards the then-East ... Read More »

Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on the GDP of Pakistan

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Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on the GDP of Pakistan Omer Hussan Bajwa Introduction The history of mankind is marked with both natural and manmade calamities. Sometimes, it had to confront great disasters in the form of earthquake, floods or droughts; while, sometimes, it has to keel in front of widespread health issues in the form of a pandemic. Currently, the world ... Read More »

ANTI-CORRUPTION POLICIES OF PAKISTAN

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ANTI-CORRUPTION POLICIES OF PAKISTAN Shamsa Khalid Since gaining independence in 1947, Pakistan has struggled with high level of corruption. Notwithstanding decades of efforts for improving the structural framework for effective anti-corruption initiatives, it is evident that corruption is still rampant. The efforts of successive governments to curb this menace have failed miserably. It started right from the beginning when lands ... Read More »

1 vision, 3 countries Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia

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1 vision, 3 countries Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia Syed Sharfuddin Following a tri-lateral meeting of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Malaysian Premier Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad on the sidelines of the 74th UNGA session in New York last year, the three countries announced setting up a joint English language channel to confront the challenges posed ... Read More »

Tentative Regulatory Impact Assessment of the Police Order, 2002

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Tentative Regulatory Impact Assessment of the Police Order, 2002 Kamran Adil The European Union started using the technique of Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) with regards to the proposed and current legislation. The International Association of Impact Assessment defines ‘Impact Assessment’ as ‘the process of identifying the future consequences of a current or proposed action’. There is no tradition or requirement ... Read More »

Pakistan’s Export Recovery Four actions to speed up the process

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Pakistan’s Export Recovery Four actions to speed up the process Magazine Desk After months of decline in Pakistan’s exports, the Ministry of Commerce recently claimed that the country’s exports in June 2020 witnessed a decline of 6.83pc, terming it a “sign of recovery particularly after the historic fall by 8pc, 54pc and 33pc in March, April and May, respectively. This ... Read More »