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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”, […]

Pakistani TV anchorman gunned down in Karachi

Pakistani TV anchorman gunned down in Karachi

Pakistanis have been paying rich tribute to a television journalist who was gunned down in in the port city of Karachi on Tuesday night. Mureed Abbas was an anchorman working for Bol News, a private television channel, was reportedly shot by his business partner Atif Zaman who later tried, according to the police, to commit […]

Pakistan’s Edhi Foundation wins humanity award in Bahrain

Pakistan’s Edhi Foundation wins humanity award in Bahrain

A welfare foundation in Pakistan with a wide array of welfare services including mortuaries, orphanages, old age homes, and shelter homes for women has been named as the winner of the 2019 Isa Award for Service to Humanity. The prestigious biennial award, named after Bahrain’s late Amir Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, this year […]

Dialogues among civilizations provide spiritual support for building community with shared future: Pakistani scholar

Dialogues among civilizations provide spiritual support for building community with shared future: Pakistani scholar

Exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations will consolidate consensus for development and provide spiritual support for the building of a community with a shared future for mankind, a Pakistani scholar told People’s Daily during a recent interview ahead of the upcoming Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations. Syed Hasan Javed, Director of Chinese Studies Centre […]

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 […]

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, […]

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