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Waste water, A Daunting Challenge of Our Times

Waste water, A Daunting Challenge of Our Times

 “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.”  (— Benjamin Franklin) The famous saying “One bad apple spoils the whole bunch,” which in other words means “One bad fish can spoil the whole pond,” holds true for many an aspect of our lives. In the present-day context, perhaps, it’s all about water because recent researches suggest that one …

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The Power of Radio

The Power of Radio

“This is Pakistan Broadcasting Service, Lahore. We now bring you a special programme on the dawn of Pakistan’s independence.” This announcement in the voices of Zahur Azar and Mustafa Ali Hamadani from Lahore station of Pakistan Broadcasting Service (PBS) heralded the formal inception of radio in Pakistan. Similar announcements by Aftab Ahmad Khan from Peshawar and A.F. Kalimullah from Dhaka …

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Forests and Sustainability of Life

Forests and Sustainability of Life

On need on combating deforestation and enhancing afforestation  “The geography of Pakistan along with weak social and economic sectors has pushed the country a place up on the list of countries most affected by environmental and socio-economic impacts of climate change.” This finding, which was reported in the “Global Climate Risk Index” of the Bonn-based NGO Germanwatch, succinctly points out …

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Telling the Untold Stories of Migration

Telling the Untold Stories of Migration

Migration, be it within a country’s boundaries or beyond its territorial limits, is a phenomenon no country is excepted from. Whether it is a developing country or a developed one, internally-displaced people or those who have migrated to other places are found everywhere. These migrants play a critical role in keeping the wheel of their host countries’ socioeconomic development in …

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SAARC, A Victim of India’s Hegemonic Designs

SAARC, A Victim of India’s Hegemonic Designs

Objectives of Saarc (a) to promote the welfare of the peoples of SOUTH ASIA and to improve their quality of life;(b) to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region and to provide all individuals the opportunity to live in dignity and to realise their full potentials;(c) to promote and strengthen collective self-reliance among the countries of …

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International Day of Rural Women, Empowering the oft-neglected segment of society

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The nations which neglect women’s all-encompassing role in all spheres of society, ranging from homes to other societal institutions, neither can bring up new generations nor do they can fully exploit the resources of production. Resultantly, people keep groping in the dark and remain grappling with numerous problems ranging from ignorance and poverty to healthcare issues, unilateral decision-making, so on …

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THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CHARITY, Celebrating the spirit of giving back to society

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“Indeed, the men who practice charity and the women who practice charity and [they who] have loaned Allah a goodly loan — it will be multiplied for them, and they will have a noble reward.”(Al-Hadeed; Verse 18) Altruist, donor, generous, benevolent, messiah, philanthropist, humanitarian; all these titles become the recognition of an individual who devotes his self as well as …

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Enhancing Youth’s Political Participation, Materializing the dream of a developed Pakistan

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Youth, which indubitably is a distinction of developing world and a big privation of the developed one, is denied due participation in decision-making processes in both worlds. The quest of 24% of world’s population between 15 and 29 years of age for getting its right of participation in political arena as voters and as candidates is still on. But, till …

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Think Tanks, Shaping Public Policy for Better Future

Think Tanks

In the bygone days when one needed advice or instruction on some matter, one would try to find a sagacious person. Owing to their acumen, experience and skills, these erudite and wise people were valued and people would often consult them; even kings would accord them a special status in their courts and would incorporate their suggestions in their decisions. …

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Preserving Biodiversity, Reiterate the Resolve on World Environment Day 2016

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A famous Urdu proverb “Zinda Hathi Lakh Ka, Mara Hua Sawa Lakh Ka,” which, in English, loosely means that a valuable thing becomes even more profitable after its death, seems true for the illegal trade of wild animals. The etymology of this famous proverb does also have an implied mention of this illegal trade that is in full swing nowadays. …

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