The Nawaz Sharif government is having a ball right now because, despite terrorism, chronic energy shortages, natural disasters and political upheavals like the PTI-led crippling 126-day long protest in Islamabad, numerous highly reputed media outlets like Bloomberg, Forbes and the Economist etc have reported that with a fast-improving security, dynamic Pakistan has the potential to . . . → Read More: Whats driving Pakistan’s economy
The government estimates that Pakistan has, collectively, suffered losses to the tune of $20 billion due to the adverse and increasing effects of climate change.
In a detailed report submitted before the National Assembly on Friday, the government also accepted in so many words -that `Pakistan is among the countries which are most vulnerable to . . . → Read More: Pakistan has suffered over $20 billion losses due to climate change
Academy and Emmy Award winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Andy Schocken’s documentary “Song of Lahore” premiered in New York City [NYC] on the 3rd of November 2015. The premiere was hosted by legendary Academy Award winning Actress Meryl Streep at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York where a special performance by The Sachal . . . → Read More: USA – ‘Song of Lahore’ premieres at event hosted by Meryl Streep
The path to a transformational energy revolution must be forged quickly and intentionally, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres said at a Monitor-hosted event Tuesday.
Current national climate pledges are not enough to keep human-induced climate change in check, a top UN official said Tuesday, but countries can – and must – do more to cut . . . → Read More: 2 Degree of global warming can be catastrophic
(By Farrukh Iqbal) India’s economic upsurge over the past quarter-century or so has been increasingly noted in books and articles and slogans that have gerunds like arriving, emerging, rising, and shining in their titles. With a series of reforms in the 1980s and 1990s, India embarked on a path characterized by rising levels of private . . . → Read More: Analysis of incomes in India and Pakistan
How within a five-year period did we get from “the state shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years in such manner as may be determined by law” (Article 25A introduced by the 18th Amendment), to the state forcing private individuals and entities to curtail profits . . . → Read More: Pak Govt’s misadventure in to education system
The federal budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 overwhelmingly exuded the universal prescription that the IMF usually sells to all its captive debtor countries as a panacea, no matter what their particular economic ills. If anything, one could detect heavy bureaucratic brushes, both of the IMF’s as well as that of our finance . . . → Read More: Predictable budget shows government still held captive by the IMF
Brimming with excitement bordering on the histrionics that one normally associates with political rallies, trusted Mian Nawaz Sharif kinsman, Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, presented what he insists is a “poor-friendly” Federal budget in the National Assembly (NA) on June 5. Detractors do not share the palpable enthusiasm of our “man for all seasons”, they . . . → Read More: Pakistan National Budget 2015: Reality and claims
(By Kazim Alam / Creative: Essa Malik) The CEO of United Bank is the highest-paid banker in Pakistan, as his annual remuneration clocked up at a whopping Rs246.5 million in 2014.
The UBL CEO’s annual remuneration package roughly translates into a compensation of over Rs20 million per month. Wajahat Husain took over as UBL . . . → Read More: The richest bankers in Pakistan