FP Analysis: The Population Bomb

By Enum Naseer

It is simple economics: resources are scarce and wants are unlimited. The problem of allocation gets more serious when population growth is unchecked- as is the case in Pakistan. It is confusing hence, that no one has taken the pains to voice the issue in the mainstream media; no political party mentioned it . . . → Read More: FP Analysis: The Population Bomb

Reaching a state of habitual mindlessness

By Anjum Altaf

I write this article to question the value of research, a seemingly contradictory position for one trained as a researcher. Nevertheless, I shall argue the case because I feel many of our problems stem not from a lack of new knowledge but from an inability to translate existing knowledge into action. . . . → Read More: Reaching a state of habitual mindlessness

Private sector can help recover Pakistan’s economy

By Amanullah Khan

Zero rated interest rate needed to spur economic growth

Karachi —The unchecked population growth which needs creation of millions of job every year can only be achieved if the private sector was allowed to play a much greater role to take the GDP growth rate more than double from the . . . → Read More: Private sector can help recover Pakistan’s economy

Over 90 million Pakistanis have food insecurity

By Maha Mussadaq

With figures of malnutrition rising every year, 50% of Pakistan’s population remains food insecure, according to the UN World Food Program (WFP).

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The Status of Child Rights in Pakistan

Children’s rights were first ever redressed by law in Pakistan in the 1952 Punjab Children Act and in the 1955 Sindh Children Act. This was long before any federal action was taken for the preservation of this largest demographic section of Pakistani society. Sadly this section still remains unnoticed at the federal level and promulgation . . . → Read More: The Status of Child Rights in Pakistan

Balochistan’s Reko Diq Copper and Gold War

Reko Diq is a small town in Chagai District, Baluchistan located 70 kilometres northwest of Naukundi, near to the Iran-Afghan border. The town has the world’s largest Gold and Copper reserves containing 12.3 million tons of copper and 20.9 million ounces of gold in inferred and indicated resources. Rough estimates suggest that the gold and . . . → Read More: Balochistan’s Reko Diq Copper and Gold War

36 percent Pakistanis found to be undernourished: Oxfam

High food prices have crunched incomes of the poor and have helped spark instability and violence around the world

ISLAMABAD -  Pakistan is among the 21 nations, facing food deficiencies due to high prices while around 36 percent of the country’s population is undernourished, showed a new interactive map published by Oxfam on Wednesday.

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Only in Pakistan – Some smiles!!!

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‘Madressahs do not serve as an alternate to State-sponsored education in Pakistan’

One in 10 of out-of-school children worldwide is from Pakistan; only 50 percent additional spending needed in education to see results in two years

Contrary to the presumption of the media, both domestic and international, the education gap in Pakistan is not actually being addressed by madressahs – only six percent of students attend Madressah, . . . → Read More: ‘Madressahs do not serve as an alternate to State-sponsored education in Pakistan’

Corruption, a necessary evil?

From the very outset, let me be very clear that corruption, kickbacks, facilitation money etc are not condonable; however, being realistic, it cannot be done away so easily through either a law or simply pursuing individuals.

If one takes a rational look at things, financial corruption can be divided into two categories: where money or . . . → Read More: Corruption, a necessary evil?