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Letters to the Editor (May 2019)

Letters to the Editor (May 2019)

PUBG: THE KILLER GAME Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), made by South Korean firm Bluehole Inc, is a popular online game that different people, even students, are involved in nowadays. This game makes students lazy because it has been created in such a way that people are readily attracted towards it. In PUBG, 100 people are there in an island where …

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Obituary Prof. Stanley Wolpert

Obituary Prof. Stanley Wolpert

By: Manzoor Qureshi A dedicated teacher, a renowned historian and a prolific author Renowned American historian of South Asia and an excellent biographer of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah Prof. Stanley Wolpert passed away on February 19. In his long career as an author, teacher and political commentator, Prof. Wolpert published 15 books, including four novels, but the one that made …

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The Art of Parenting

The Art of Parenting

By: Laiba Muhammad Aamir Before 17th century, the society was almost completely patriarchal. It was way too simple. Homes would be run only by male members while the female members performed only the job of obedience. Since then, a lot of advancement came and the simple society gradually became a complex one. Freedom became the most prominent shout-out of this era …

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Indian Elections 2019

Indian Elections 2019

Everything about Indian general elections is colossal The world’s biggest democracy is going to hold what is likely to be one of the world’s costliest elections. India’s six-week-long vote will span the Himalayan range in the north, the Indian Ocean in the south, the Thar desert in the west and the mangroves of the Sundarbans in the east. This time …

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Resorting to RENEWABLES for Electricity Production

Resorting to RENEWABLES for Electricity Production

While other countries of the world have to pay a premium over market rates for renewables to replace fossil fuels, there is no such need for Pakistan. The renewable energy will come cheaper than what is being paid for the equivalent kWh from fossil fuels, and can be financed by domestic public finance, rather than foreign loans. Setting a renewable …

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Top 5 Countries That Ditched Their Military Forces

Top 5 Countries That Ditched Their Military Forces

By: Zafrullah Saroya Federated States of Micronesia Leading up to World War II, the Federated States of Micronesia was under Japanese control, which explains why Micronesia became the site of some of the most fearsome battles ever fought in the South Pacific. After the war, the region became part of the United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, beginning …

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Pakistan’s Economic Dependency

Pakistan's Economic Dependency

Pakistan is considered an economically fragile and unstable country, owing to the rampant maladministration. Though multiple factors can be attributed to it, yet ‘the vested interests of the ruling class’ have always been the most prominent. Geographically, Pakistan has been greatly blessed by nature but regional as well as international interests have been a curse for it. Since its birth, …

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The Population Challenge

The Population Challenge

Prime Minister Imran Khan and the former Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar addressed a seminar organised by the Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan on “Alarming Population Growth: Call for Action” and highlighted the need for launching a campaign to control population growth rate. The economic compulsion of reducing the growth rate is compelling: high growth rate places …

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How to Stay Cool under Pressure

How to Stay Cool under Pressure

Some Tricks from former US President Barack H. Obama During his tenure as President of the United States, Barack H. Obama was famous for always appearing cool and calm. The press sometimes called him “No Drama Obama” and didn’t always mean it kindly. Mr Obama said there was some truth to the nickname when he repeated it on stage at …

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Letters to the Editor (April 2019)

Letters to the Editor (May 2019)

Letters to the Editor (April 2019) Shahnaz Begum Celebrated Bangladeshi singer Shahnaz Rahmatullah, also known as Shahnaz Begum, passed away in Dhaka on March 23. She was born in 1952 in Dhaka and started her career at a very early age. Soon she became a household name in Pakistan with her melodious voice and popular songs like ‘Sohni Dharti Allah …

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