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Youth Engagement can build Soft Power of Pakistan

  Youth Engagement can build Soft Power of Pakistan  Mian Majid Ali Afzal A big chunk of the world population consists of young people who are regarded, especially in the developing world, as critical and crucial agents for social change and economic progress. At present, approximately 60 percent of the world’s population is under age 30 with more than half …

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Teleschooling in Pakistan

Teleschooling in Pakistan Under the current situation due to Covid-19, first reason will be instrumental in filling the gap and help students learn during the period when their institutions face closure. The second reason is, indeed, a long-term ambition of government as it intends to expand this project for the betterment of education system and literacy rate. However, achieving these …

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CORONA PANDEMIC. What is a coronavirus? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans.  In humans, several coronaviruses are known to cause respiratory infections ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The most recently discovered coronavirus causes coronavirus …

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How to Combat Climate Change in Pakistan

Justice Gulzar Ahmed The 27th Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed was born on February 2, 1957, in Karachi, to Noor Muhammad, a renowned lawyer of that time. Justice Ahmed completed his elementary schooling from the city’s Gulistan School. He then went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Government National College, Karachi, after which he …

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A threat to the idea of South Asia

A threat to the idea of South Asia What India’s Citizenship Amendment Bill intends to do Let us not beat about the bush. The essence of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) can be collapsed into just one sentence: It is meant to reduce India’s Muslims to second-class citizens; proof of their Indianness endlessly demanded but never fully accepted. The subtext …

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For good governance, Pakistan needs civil service reforms

For good governance, Pakistan needs civil service reforms. But which reforms are the right reforms? Pakistan ranks within the bottom third percentile of all countries included in the World Bank’s Worldwide Governance Indicators. More worrying for government policymakers is the fact that over the past two decades there has been little improvement in these key indicators such as government effectiveness, …

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Pakistan’s National Tariff Policy – a positive step

Pakistan’s National Tariff Policy – a positive step ISLAMABAD: There is no constituency for free trade in Pakistan. While the rest of the developing world has largely embraced free trade, notwithstanding recent protectionist tendencies in the United States, Pakistan has not made much progress in that direction. According to the National Tariff Policy (NTP) 2019, Pakistan has been unable to …

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We are living in an era of ongoing globalisation

We are living in an era of ongoing globalisation The markets of developing countries are crucial for global economic growth. According to an adjusted forecast by the IMF in July, emerging markets may display more than double the rate of growth in 2019 compared to developed countries: 4.1% versus 1.9%. That will result in global economic growth of 3.2%. The …

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The law is what the king says

Human Rights Commission of Pakistan

HRCP fact-finding report highlights worst curbs on freedom of expression The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has launched a fact-fining report about the ‘worst curbs’ on freedom of expression in Pakistan. The report begins by highlighting that recently an overwhelming number of journalists — including reporters, editors and anchors — have spoken about the interference in freedom of expression. …

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