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US-Pakistan Public Diplomacy

US-Pakistan Public Diplomacy

By: Maryam Iqbal Improving people-to-people contacts On several issues, ties between the United States and Pakistan have been fragile for decades. Notwithstanding that, both the states resorted to public diplomacy through various channels like cultural exchange programmes and Fulbright Scholar Program that is sponsored by the United States. The US has, however, been denounced for its hegemonic nature by different …

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Pakistani Brand of Democracy

Pakistani Brand of Democracy

By: Adv. Syed Abdul Rasool Shah Democracy is the best revenge! Democracy, undoubtedly, is a brilliant concept of governance currently in practice in most parts of the world. It is, according to the best understanding and wisdom of the political scientists, the best political system that the world has ever devised for smooth governance and proper functioning of the state. …

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Impact on Health Sector

Impact on Health Sector

Introduction Apropos the earlier discussion, the instant part of the series is set to examine the impact of the Eighteenth Amendment on the health sector. The task is not easy though, as the ‘health sector’ is not a singular entity; it’s a combination of many activities that may include issues that cut across many other fields of activities. For example, …

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BUDGET 2018-19

BUDGET 2018-19

Tax measures announced to achieve tax target In its 6th budget presented on 27th of April 2018, the outgoing PML-N government assigned to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) a tax revenue target of more than four trillion rupees for the upcoming fiscal year 2018-19. To achieve this target, the government has also proposed new tax measures aimed at generating …

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BUDGET 18-19

BUDGET 18-19

It’s quite enigmatic On April 27th, the outgoing PML-N government unveiled its sixth and the last budget which is characterized by relief measures in taxes, higher spending on subsides and increase in salaries for government employees. In his budget speech, the federal finance minister Miftah Ismail announced an expenditure of Rs5.246 trillion for the next fiscal year – 8 percent …

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NATIONAL WATER POLICY

NATIONAL WATER POLICY

A ray of hope for a water-scarce Pakistan The 37th meeting of the Council of Common Interest (CCI), held at the Prime Minister Office on 24th of April, brought good news for the water-scarce country of Pakistan. It was the unanimous approval of the country’s first-ever National Water Policy (NWP) that was signed by the prime minister and the four …

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Understanding Human Being

Understanding Human Being

By: Mahnoor Shafaq  The subject of the holy book of Muslims i.e. the Holy Quran, is “human” and so is the focal point of social sciences in theory, and manifestation of liberal arts in practice, in a collectivity of humans termed as “society”. But, it is heartrending that today, in the very society on the “land of the pure,” children …

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PAKISTAN ECONOMIC SURVEY 2017-18

PAKISTAN ECONOMIC SURVEY 2017-18

1. The country’s Gross Domestic Product recorded 13-year highest growth of 5.8 %. 2. Revenues from telecom sector reached an estimated Rs 235.5 billion during the first two quarters of FY 2017-18. 3. The commercial launch of 3G and 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services opened new opportunities for revenue generation for the mobile operators. 4. The broadband penetration jumped …

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WATER INSECURITY

WATER INSECURITY

The Ticking Time Bomb Pakistan is losing groundwater at a rate of 1 metre per year, the daily Dawn reported. If the government does not take action, Pakistan will run out of water by 2025, Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) issued warning to the government. Pakistan’s per capita water availability has declined to 908 cubic metres, placing …

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Education System of Pakistan

Education System of Pakistan

By: Qurat-ul-Ain Issues and the Way Forward Education is the most powerful weapon that can be used to change the world. It enhances not only analytical abilities but also critical thinking of the students. Unfortunately, being a developing country, Pakistan faces almost all sorts of socioeconomic problems. One of the major reasons behind all these problems is low literacy rate …

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