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Some Suggestions to Improve Transit Trade

Transit Trade

Pakistan has always aspired to support the regional connectivity network and that is where Pakistan’s policy and CAREC’s programme and vision are in sync with each other. If you increase the capacity – infrastructural capacity, IT capacity, human capacity and all the things that are of import to any border terminal – the flow of cargo is going to be …

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Letters to the Editor (January 2019)

Letters to the Editor

Learning from the Past On December 16, the nation, besides bemoaning the dismemberment of Pakistan, painfully recalled the horrific incident of massacre at Peshawar’s Army Public School (APS). The response of our nation, its political leadership and security apparatus immediately after this carnage was guided by anguish and revenge. However, on the contrary, it should have been – and any …

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Fatima al-Fihri

Fatima al-Fihri

The Founder of World’s First University A very intellectual, smart and generous woman of her time, Fatima al-Fihri founded the world’s first university to continuously grant degrees, the University of al-Qarawiyyin, an institute that has provided education to many philosophers and scholars who went on to significantly contribute to the cumulative knowledge of humanity Did you know that a Muslim woman …

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Out of the Shell of Depression

Depression

By: Laiba Muhammad Aamir How to Stop Struggling, and Start Living? “A depression can be a golden opportunity given to us by life to face head-on issues that matter greatly to our hearts, but which, out of haste or ignorance, have been swept under the carpet.” This is a beautiful and encouraging piece by Elif Shafak in her book ‘Black …

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On Water Conservation

Water Conservation

There are a great many reasons behind the depleting water resources in Pakistan; however, the one that is often ignored is unnecessary pumping of underground water. The problem of water scarcity in our country has gained momentum over the past several years. The underground water table has fallen into a danger zone but, unfortunately, the concerned authorities seem to be …

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PMS Punjab 2019 has been announced

PMS Punjab 2019 has been announced

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Syria and Realignment in the Arab World

Bashar al-Assad

Since the beginning of the Arab nationalist movement in the late 19th and early 20th century, Syria has hoisted the banner of Arab nationalism. But after the beginning of civil war in 2011, Syria got diplomatically isolated in the Arab world but dynamics are now changing in Syria’s favour. Recently, President Bashar al-Assad said that Syria had reached a “major …

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Same WAR different shape

Same WAR different shape

The centenary of the Armistice, which marked the end of World War I, was commemorated on November 11. The ceremony in Paris was the most significant event, as more than 70 heads of state and government attended. It was, of course, necessary to mark this important anniversary as it was the bloodiest war humanity had ever seen till then; there …

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Why Pakistan is “A WEAK STATE”

Why Pakistan is “A WEAK STATE”

The threshold for religious intolerance has become dangerously low in Pakistan. A slight provocation involving religious sentiments can quickly turn into violence. The boundaries of hate and bigotry have expanded as the state seems to be on the retreat. The never-ending appeasement policy of the state has emboldened extremist groups to such an extent that they are now openly challenging …

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MICHELLE BACHELET

MICHELLE BACHELET

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights On September 01, 2018, Verónica Michelle Bachelet Jeria, who was imprisoned and tortured during Chile’s right-wing dictatorship and years later became a paediatrician and her country’s first female president, assumed charge as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Ms Bachelet has taken over at a time when major humanitarian crises are developing …

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