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M. Atif Sheikh

Rethinking Urbanization in Pakistan

Rethinking Urbanization in Pakistan The Population Bomb and Food Security Muhammad Atif Sheikh Beware! Our cities are fast eating up our agricultural lands and the threat of being food insecure looms large in the urban population of our country. This was what Mr Rana Riaz Mehmood, Assistant Horticulture Officer, Lahore, stunned me with. This forewarning made me think as to …

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FM Radio in Pakistan

FM Radio in Pakistan

Past, Present and Future Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace: this is the theme for World Radio Day 2019. Radio, which has the distinction of being the world’s first electronic medium, has evolved over the years to become what it is today – a part and parcel of our lives. With its extensive outreach, high user-friendliness and admirable diversity of its content, …

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Research Culture in Pakistan

Research Culture in Pakistan

An Oft-neglected Domain Research is an all-time métier of Dr Zahid Yousaf, an Associate Professor and Head Center for Media and Communication Studies, University of Gujrat. His deep devotion for, and resolute commitment to, promoting research is vividly evident in the launch of, in a very short span of time, MPhil and PhD classes at the Centre, and a growing …

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Universal Health Coverage and Pakistan

Universal Health Coverage and Pakistan

How we fared and what we should do “May Allah Almighty protect you against all diseases!” This is the sentence almost everyone of us wish to our fellow human beings. In Pakistan, saying this to every other person seems more appropriate because for most people in this country, seeking health facilities is synonymous with inequality, economic burden, bribery, reference and …

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The Crippling Burden of Hidden Hunger

Hidden Hunger

Stunted, lean and indolent children; this is, perhaps, the picture of our future. It’s a bitter yet an undeniable truth; because the diet we are feeding our children with though satisfies their hunger, their bodies remain deprived of adequate nutrition – essential vitamins and minerals (collectively micronutrients). This is a state of malnutrition which is commonly referred to as ‘Hidden …

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PhD Scholars in Pakistan

PhD Scholars in Pakistan

Time to focus on a crucial sector of education There was a time when a graduate in our society would proudly add BA to his name to flaunt the degree he had to his credit. It was because the people who had acquired education till that level were very few in number. Most people were either illiterate or had gone …

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Prof Dr Zia ul Qayyum

Prof Dr Zia ul Qayyum

Vice Chancellor University of Gujrat  We are always in a quest to achieve the highest standards in learning and research in all subjects and fields. Jahangir’s World Times (JWT): How do you see the future of higher education in Pakistan? Prof Dr Zia ul Qayyum (PDZQ): I can say with certitude that higher education in Pakistan has a very bright …

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Family Planning for a Healthy Pakistan

Family Planning for a Healthy Pakistan

On need of protecting a fundamental human right Family planning is the need of every married couple today. However, some people follow it while some dither on the issue and some even do not have access to proper facilities in this regard. So, balking at opting for the family planning methods and scant availability of requisite facilities has caused an …

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Desertification and Drought

Desertification and Drought

Act before it’s too late! Famine, a catastrophic calamity that is often an outcome of drought, devours large numbers of humans and livestock whenever it strikes somewhere on the earth. The land plays a major role in production of food and other sources of the fulfilment of humans’ biological needs. However, droughts adversely impact land and cause its barrenness and …

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