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Tag Archives: Economy

The Coming Water Challenge

Threats & Opportunities for Pakistan Themed as ‘Water and Sustainable Development’, March 22nd this year marked the World Water Day that is celebrated every year under the banner of the UN-Water. The day served as an opportunity to highlight the importance of water at the heart of sustainable development. Given the scarce water resources in view of ever-increasing demand of …

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World in Focus (December 2014 – January 2015)

National, International News & MCQs National Dec 16: More than 130 schoolchildren and 10 other people were killed when heavily armed militants stormed Army Public School in Peshawar. Dec 16: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) shelved its plans for countrywide demonstrations against the government. Dec 16: The Supreme Court restrained the Sindh government from executing a land deal of 350 acres of …

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Sanctions, Economic War Crimes

A Russian Viewpoint The European Union and United States have been targeting Russia with economic sanctions. On 17 March 2014, the EU imposed the first travel bans and asset freezes against Russian and Ukrainian officials following Russia’s annexation of Crimea as there was “absence of de-escalatory steps by the Russian Federation”. Here is a write-up which elucidates the Russian viewpoint …

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