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2018

Creating a Water-secure Pakistan

Water-secure Pakistan

Conserve water for sustainable future In October, the Supreme Court of Pakistan organized a two-day international symposium on ‘Creating a Water Secure Pakistan’ in Islamabad. Themes pertaining to legal aspects of Indus Basin, construction and financing of dams and reservoirs and management of water resources were discussed in the moot. It is important to note here that the symposium was …

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Ease of Doing Business Report 2018 & Business Law Education in Pakistan

Ease of Doing Business Report 2018 & Business Law Education in Pakistan

Business law education is part of the curriculum of the business and management schools in Pakistan; in terms of percentage; however, the business law education may be a fraction of the total caseload of a degree in these schools. In like manner, law and information technology do not get much excitement from the information technology institutions. In the coming years, …

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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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Barriers to Girls’ Education in Pakistan

Barriers to Girls

On Nov 13, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) released its new report titled “Shall I feed my daughter or educate her: Barriers to girls’ education in Pakistan”. It concluded that many girls simply had no access to education, including, inter alia, a shortage of government schools — especially for girls. Among the factors keeping girls out of school, the report …

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Plans for Redrawing the Middle East

Middle East

Overlapping of Anglo-American-Israeli Agenda The term “New Middle East” was introduced to the world in June 2006 in Tel Aviv by the then US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice who coined it as a replacement of the older and more imposing term: the “Greater Middle East.” This shift in foreign policy phraseology coincided with the inauguration of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) …

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A New Nuclear Arms Race Has Begun

A New Nuclear Arms Race Has Begun

Over 30 years ago, President Ronald Reagan and I signed in Washington the US-Soviet Treaty on the elimination of intermediate- and shorter-range missiles. For the first time in history, two classes of nuclear weapons were to be eliminated and destroyed. This was the first step. It was followed in 1991 by the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), which the Soviet …

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End of the Landmark INF Treaty

INF Treaty

A new Cold War in the offing?  On October 20, President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, announced that he would withdraw his country from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Trump’s sudden decision follows a years-long US-Russian dispute about whether Moscow has developed and deployed a prohibited missile, known by its apparent Russian designation 9M729. President Trump …

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Letters to the Editor (December 2018)

Education: The Key to Success Education is a blessing of Allah Almighty. There are hundreds of thousands of people who have thirst of Education. Education is valuable in so many ways and it gives awareness to the people, helps them to think for their better life, guides the uneducated individuals to leave nonsense habits, helps them think with a broader …

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Honeymoon Over, Reality Sets In! (Editorial December 2018)

Honeymoon Over, Reality Sets In

“Starting over can be challenging, but also it can be a great opportunity to do things differently.” — Catherine Pulsifer A lot of hullabaloo by opposition, much-hyped austerity drive, euphoria over 5 million homes and 10 million new jobs, slogans of strict accountability, economic upheaval, plummeting of stock exchange, rupee in a freefall, judicial activism, TLP’s sit-in that brought the …

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