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World in Focus (Jul-Aug 2019)

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National July 16: World Health Organisation (WHO), during a meeting with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza, recommended patient safety standards for Pakistan. July 16: Pakistan fully reopened its airspace for all civilian traffic, following months of restrictions imposed in the wake of a standoff with India in February. July 16: The State Bank of ... Read More »

Liaquat Ali Khan

Liaquat Ali Khan

Liaquat Ali Khan A True  Nationalist but Misunderstood Leader of Pakistan Iftikhar Ahmad Yousafzai & Zafar Iqbal Yousafzai The history and life of no other politician and leader in Pakistan is shrouded in misperceptions and mysteries as that of Liaquat Ali Khan, the first prime minister of our beloved homeland and the most trusted companion of its founding father Quaid-i-Azam ... Read More »

Gender Inequality and Discrimination

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Gender Inequality and Discrimination A look at the perceptions Dr Rajkumar In every society, people as male and as female are expected to make an exclusive role performance. This role internalisation is done through a process of gender socialisation. Irrespective of gender, people have equal access to resources and services necessary to achieve their individual potential and fulfil their obligations ... Read More »

World in Focus (Jun-Jul 2019)

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National June 16: Pakistan Army announced postings and transfers of three-star officers, appointing Lieutenant General Faiz Hameed as new Director General of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). June 16: Pakistan’s former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif was granted first extension in his service as Commander of 39-country Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC). June 16: Eminent poet Zehra ... Read More »

Education in Pakistan

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Education in Pakistan Analysing the Public-Private Dichotomy Qurat ul Ain Aman The education system in Pakistan has been reduced to a shambles because of neglect by the successive government. Running private schools has, nowadays, become a lucrative venture as government’s failures have resulted in commercialization of education. It seems that the goal of educating the masses and aiming for a ... Read More »

Education in FY 2018-19

Education in FY 2018

Education in FY 2018-19 The literacy rate increased by 1.6pc to 62.3pc in 2017-18, from 60.7pc in 2014-15, according to the Economic Survey of Pakistan launched on Monday. The survey stated: “Pakistan social and living standards measurement (PSLM) survey could not be conducted in 2016-17 and 2017-18 on account of ‘Population & Housing Census in 2017’. However, according to Labour ... Read More »

The SCO’s Bishkek Summit

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The SCO’s Bishkek Summit Pakistan’s Growing Prestige in International Arena The 19th meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was held in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, on 14 June. Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan; Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi; President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev; President of China, Xi Jinping; President of ... Read More »

The Federal Budget 2019-20

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The Federal Budget 2019-20 Rarely if ever, except perhaps during the initial years after our independence in 1947, has Pakistan faced such dire economic straits as those that confront it today. Consequently, the template of the federal budget was cast by the IMF programme terms that the country recently agreed with the Fund at the staff-level and has duly complied ... Read More »