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Climate for Change The case for a global green expansion

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A Climate for Change The case for a global green expansion In its flagship report titled “Trade and Development Report 2019,” the UN’s trade and development body, UNCTAD, has warned that weaker growth in both advanced and developing countries means the possibility of a global recession in 2020 is a clear and present danger. The report also highlighted increased green ... Read More »

Book Review “The Anarchy” The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

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Book Review The Anarchy The Relentless Rise of the East India Company Reviewed by: Maya Jasanoff About a century ago, a series of giant murals was unveiled in the Palace of Westminster depicting the “Building of Britain”, which bounded in eight set-pieces from King Alfred’s long-ships beating back the Danes in 877 to bewigged parliamentarians presenting Queen Anne with the ... Read More »

Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged (Book Review)

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Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged A novel of ideas In his tweet dated 7th of July 2019, Prime Minister Imran Khan shared the words of a renowned Russian-American writer, Ayn Rand, which, in his view, aptly describe the state in which the national economy was when he took over the reins of the country. In his post, the premier said, “This ... Read More »

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

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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

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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 »