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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 ... Read More »

Influence of Three Waves of Feminism in Pakistan

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Influence of Three Waves of Feminism in Pakistan The history of feminists’ struggle to end discrimination, oppression and marginalisation against women is divided into three waves. They are known as first, second, and third wave of feminism. These waves, although started in Europe, had global impact on the status of women, including those in Pakistan. The first wave of feminism ... Read More »

The Wakhan Corridor Pakistan’s Hidden Gem

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The Wakhan Corridor Pakistan’s Hidden Gem Wasif Farrukh The narrow strip of territory in northeastern Afghanistan that extends to China and separates Tajikistan from Pakistan is known as the Wakhan Corridor. This strip is about 350km (220 mi) long and 13-65 km (8.1-40.4 mi) wide. The Wakhan Corridor was part of the ancient Silk Road — the oldest transit route ... Read More »

WORLD IN FOCUS(International)

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INTERNATIONAL Oct. 16: Etihad Airways and Air Arabia agreed to jointly set up Abu Dhabi’s first low-cost airline “Air Arabia Abu Dhabi”. Oct. 16: Kenya opened a $1.5 billion Chinese-built railway line linking Nairobi to Naivasha. Oct. 17: Qatar’s government adopted a new minimum wage law that will scrap mandatory exit visas for all workers. Oct. 17: US Vice President ... Read More »

WORLD IN FOCUS(National)

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NATIONAL Oct. 16: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) was recognised as the “7th most effective regulator” by the World Economic Forum in its ‘Global Competitiveness Report-2019’. Oct. 16: Pakistan and Egypt agreed to work out measures for capturing untapped economic potential and promoting bilateral trade. Oct. 16: With 20.3 percent of its population undernourished, Pakistan ranked 94th ... Read More »

Terrorism in the Age of Globalization

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Terrorism in the Age of Globalization Dr Rajkumar Singh Terrorism, which has been motivated by ideological, religious and national reasons, has added to its concern issues like inequality, injustice, dissatisfaction and antiglobalist movements, due to development and technology in the world. In order to clarify this shift in the policy, the concepts of terrorism and globalization are first explained as ... Read More »