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Climate Change

Climate Change

Today’s most daunting challenge Today, the phenomenon of climate change has become one of the most critical global issues, and is soon going to be the biggest challenge faced by the humans. Some of the drivers of climate change include deforestation, infrastructural developments, transmission of increased CO2 emissions, burning of trash, growing number of vehicles and setting up of automobile …

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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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Women’s Reproductive Health

Women's Reproductive Health

An Oft-ignored Fundamental Right  “Human development is adequate provision of fundamental human rights.” This idea was propounded by Dr Mahboob-ul-Haq, an outstanding visionary social thinker from Pakistan. Ironically, Dr Haq’s own country has failed the cause of human development as it was ranked 147 out of 188 countries on the Human Development Report 2016. The abysmal state of human rights …

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A REGION AT RISK, The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific

A REGION AT RISK

On July 14th, the Asian Development Bank released a report on the impacts of climate change on the Asia and Pacific region. The report warns that a business-as-usual approach to climate change will be disastrous for Asia, undoing much of the phenomenal economic growth that has helped it make vast inroads against poverty. It also says that Myanmar, the Philippines, …

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A story of stigma and silence

A story of stigma and silence

By: Maham Javaid Lack of information and awareness about the virus, delay in government intervention at the national level, persistent dearth and corruption of funds, and common misperception that HIV only affects ‘people with bad characters’ are some factors affecting the spread and prevalence of HIV/AIDS Earlier this year when Tanzil Ur Rehman, the programme manager of Dostana Male Health …

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Punjab Budget 2016-17 A policy win?

Punjab Budget 2016-A policy

For long, the trickle-down theory has held its appeal for the economists around the world with the countries adopting policy instruments that were generally favourable to big businesses and wealthy elite. The idea governing the preference for this model has been a single-minded focus on achieving growth at any cost; secure in the belief that it will automatically lead to …

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Strengthening Tax Administration

Strengthening tax administration 1

Importance of tax revenue in the fiscal system of a country cannot be negated because it is a leading source of revenue for balancing the budgets. Tax revenue constitutes major component of revenue receipts in all around the world with the exception of a few natural-resource-rich countries where non-tax revenue is a major source of revenue. It is also not …

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