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Pakistan: War against four ills

Pakistan: War against four ills

Prime Minister Imran Khan said in his New Year message that 2019 would be the year of the beginning of Pakistan’s golden era and pledged to wage “jihad” [war] against the “four ills of our country — poverty, illiteracy, injustice and corruption”. Felicitating the nation on the New Year, Prime Minister Khan said in a […]

Populism in Pakistan: Myth and Reality

Populism in Pakistan: Myth and Reality

“Populist promises to reverse every tough decision are nothing but empty rhetoric, irresponsible leadership, and bad politics. They are not the solution to Ireland’s problems”, Enda Kenny, an Irish politician, had once said. His saying could be applied to Pakistan in its entirety if the word ‘Ireland’ is replaced with ‘Pakistan’, where a so-called populist […]

Pakistan’s native languages have Perso-Arabic alphabets

Pakistan’s native languages have Perso-Arabic alphabets

Being a multinational and multi-lingual country, Pakistan could be portrayed as a bouquet of language-flowers, each of its flowers having a unique fragrance and richness of folk and contemporary literature. As many as 24 languages are spoken in Pakistan, which include Urdu, Punjabi, Siraiki, Sindhi, Balochi, Brohvi, Pashto, Hindko, Shina, Dari and others however six […]

Desert Women Snap up Dump Truck-Driving Jobs

Desert Women Snap up Dump Truck-Driving Jobs

Breaking the Social Barriers As Sindh province of Pakistan is expeditiously executing an ambitious project of coal mining and establishing a coal-fired power plant in the Thar Desert to resolve country’s energy crisis, a select group of women eyes a road out of poverty by snapping up dump truck-driving jobs that once only went to […]

Great Indus Civilization

Great Indus Civilization

Experts say ‘Moen Jo Daro’ dates back to Bronze Age Preliminary analyses of cores obtained from World Heritage site of great Indus Civilization, known as ‘Moen Jo Daro’ or the ‘Mound of Dead’ (as the original name is unkown) located in Sindh province of Pakistan has confirmed that the ancient city dates back to Bronze […]

Daewoo Making Inroads in Pakistan’s Public Transportation System

Daewoo Making Inroads in Pakistan’s Public Transportation System

Although over two dozen South Korean companies have engaged in different sectors in Pakistan for years, including construction of roads, bridges, tunnels, and power plants, Daewoo is the only corporation facilitating the Pakistani people through the public transportation sector. Daewoo Express Limited, having had a significant presence in Pakistan’s public transportation for the past two […]

All is “Not Well” with Pakistan’s Education Sector

All is “Not Well” with Pakistan’s Education Sector

Although the governments, federal as well as provincial, have begun to focus on improving existing educational systems by establishing new higher educational institutions in Pakistan, the situation at the primary and secondary level is dismal. According to official data, around 48 percent of public schools in the country do not have toilets, boundary walls, electricity, […]

Pakistan – Where People Consume Poisonous Water

Pakistan – Where People Consume Poisonous Water

It was a frosty and misty Sunday morning of December 2017 when I noticed several people of varying ages riding bikes and three-wheeler Chinese rickshaws, locally called “Chingchi”, loaded with empty plastic cans. They all headed to a British-era canal flowing north to south in the east of town. “They all are going to the […]

Makli – the Necropolis of Invaders, Kings, Queens and Saints

Makli – the Necropolis of Invaders, Kings, Queens and Saints

With funding by the Republic of Korea, the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization UNESCO has launched a program in Pakistan to hold training workshops for the officials of provincial archeological departments of the country on ‘involving the local communities in protecting and preservation of historic places and ancient monuments’. One of such workshop […]

NGOs, INGOs facing tough rules and regulations in Pakistan

NGOs, INGOs facing tough rules and regulations in Pakistan

  The local as well as international non-government organizations operating in Pakistan have recently been receiving strange signals from the government. First, the government began scrutinizing NGOs and INGOs working in different fields across the country and then devised the new strategic policy of INGO registration besides also introducing strict terms and conditions for local […]

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