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Pakistan: proving identity mandatory for making purchases

Pakistan: proving identity mandatory for making purchases

[Islamabad] The Federal Board of Revenue has made it mandatory: ordinary citizens have to show Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) in case of making purchases of over Pakistan rupees 50000 (US$312). In the case of a female buyer, the CNIC of her husband or father will be considered valid for the purchases. However, the condition […]

Pakistan’s former Premier arrested

Pakistan’s former Premier arrested

Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was arrested by a 12-member National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team on Thursday in a multi-billion-rupee case related to the award of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import contract.   When he was arrested, Abbasi was on his way to attend a press conference, accompanied by his party leaders. Abbasi […]

Pakistan’s Chief Selector steps down after failure in World Cup Campaign

Pakistan’s Chief Selector steps down after failure in World Cup Campaign

[Islamabad] On Wednesday, during a press conference, Inzamam-ul-Haq announced that he would no longer be the chief selector of the men’s cricket team after July 30.  “I think it is time to step down, I will complete my term that ends on July 30,” said Haq, who was addressing the media for the first time after […]

Pakistan: 36.9% of people experience food insecurity

Pakistan: 36.9% of people experience food insecurity

[Islamabad]  The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) says the 36.9 percent of the population experience food insecurity. Alarmingly, among them, the 18.3% face “severe” food insecurity. In its third quarterly report on the state of the economy, released Monday, the SBP noted provincial disparities in terms of food security. Only 63.1% of the country’s households are “food secure”, […]

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 […]

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