Prosperous Pakistan = Educated Pakistan

Economic experts and politicians at a book launch on Wednesday urged the government to declare an education emergency in the country and enhance the education budget from 1.8 per cent to at least five per cent of Gross Domestic Product.

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US drone kills 5 Taliban commanders in SWA

WANA: A US drone strike on a vehicle killed five commanders of one of the most influential Taliban leaders, Maulvi Nazir on Thursday, a faction’s senior commander told. The vehicle was attacked in Warsak area of South Waziristan.

According to sources, a drone fired missiles at a vehicle that killed five commanders including Nazir’s brother.

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World Population to exceed Seven Billion!

While women, on average, are having fewer children than they were in the 1960s, the global population continues to rise. As the world population is to reach 7 billion by this year, high fertility rates in some of the poorest countries hamper development and perpetuate poverty, whereas in some of the richest countries, low fertility . . . → Read More: World Population to exceed Seven Billion!

Nawaz Sharif: A man who cannot learn from his mistakes

Nawaz Sharif, the chief of his own faction of Pakistan Muslim League, is touring Turkey, apparently to sympathise with the Turkish leaders over the devastation caused by Sunday’s massive earthquake in the country. But the underlying objective, sources said, is to learn from the Turkish leaders the art of reining in the powerful military.

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NGO asks corrupt Federal Railway Minister’s Removal

In a petition filed with the Sindh High Court (SHC) in Wednesday, an NGO moved the Sindh High Court (SHC) to have the federal railway minister removed after accusing him of denying the public access to cheap transport and violating Articles 4, 8, 15 and 34 of the Constitution.

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60 Million Middle Class Pakistanis Driving the Economy

A new study conducted by the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) has shown that the size of the middle class in Pakistan is around 60 million.

In her research titled, ‘Estimating the Size of the Middle Class in Pakistan’, Dr. Durr-e-Nayab, Chief of Research and Head, Department of Population Sciences, argues that the . . . → Read More: 60 Million Middle Class Pakistanis Driving the Economy

Two-thirds Americans believe money & wealth is unfairly distributed

CBS/New York Times poll shows two-thirds of Americans believe money and wealth is unfairly distributed and almost half support Occupy Wall Street.

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Celebration, Prayers & Jubilation – Diwali in Pakistan

After sunset on Wednesday, Hindus lit up their homes with earthen lamps and decorated their doorsteps with colourful Rangolis and set thaalis for pooja.

Smoke billowed out of the Shri Swaminarayan Temple on MA Jinnah Road. Inside, it was lit up with firecrackers, dias and incense. Children lit firecrackers and threw them down at the . . . → Read More: Celebration, Prayers & Jubilation – Diwali in Pakistan

Facebook Looks like a safebook

FACEBOOK has released details of the extraordinary security infrastructure it uses to fight off spam and other cyber-scams.

Known as the Facebook Immune System (FIS), the massive defence network appears to be successful: numbers released by the company this week show that less than 1 per cent of users experience spam. Yet it’s not perfect. . . . → Read More: Facebook Looks like a safebook

Adolf Hitler’s first Exhibit in Germany

Organisers meticulously assembled the more than 600 items, but are still nervous.

Adolf Hitler led the Nazi party to power, steered a regime that orchestrated the murder of more than 7 million Jews, Romas, gays and other minorities, and instigated World War II. But until now, he never had a museum exhibit dedicated to . . . → Read More: Adolf Hitler’s first Exhibit in Germany