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Trend of shopping malls in Pakistan

  Pakistan economic growth might be slow but Pakistan’s retail market is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Pakistan presents a huge opportunity to the world, to use as a hub provided it provides a few basic facilities. Pakistan’s retail market has experienced enormous growth in last decade. The most significant period of growth for the sector was between year 2004 to 2008, when the sector revenues …

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What do we want from ‘new Pakistan’

  New leadership is expected to bring change, a shift from the existing position of Pakistan. Each government must put people first where politicians make every effort to promote law and order issues, social justice and equality among the people. What the country needs is governance, which so far is only practiced in organizations rather than the government. Governance incorporates the sense that needs of the people are met including …

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Good governance in Pakistan

  Pakistan is one of the countries, where there is corruption, poor control of public funds, lack of accountability, abuses of human rights and excessive military influence and consequently public development inevitably suffers. The biggest problem is bad governance, which is creating all sorts of issues the masses are facing today. Issues of energy, education, health and law and order can be solved easily if Pakistan has good governance in …

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Pakistan Day & National Integration

  Each year, we enthusiastically celebrate the 23rd of March to commemorate the most outstanding achievement of the Muslims of the subcontinent who passed the historic Pakistan Resolution on this day at Iqbal Park in Lahore in 1940. The resolution crystal-clearly presented an independent and sovereign federal state for the Muslims of the subcontinent in which the constituent units or provinces would enjoy greater autonomy. The historic Pakistan resolution presented …

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Korangi Creek Industrial Park

  An economic hub offers more investment opportunities While the grapevine at the backyard of the Federation House is ripe amid rumors that local investors have transferred billions of dollars to Malaysia, UAE, Bangladesh, and even Sri Lanka and about 12 home textile manufacturers have already set up industries in Bangladesh, the news that over 65 industrial units are getting ready to lay the foundation of the manufacturing units at …

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Performance of corporate sector 2012

  Pakistan faces new challenges and opportunities every day. Reduced availability of financing for capital investment, unsafe working environment, law and order situation, continuous devaluation of rupee against other currencies, lack of gas and electricity and constant pressure for reviving the economy are just a few. Corporate sector vulnerabilities and poor governance in general are frequently being identified as important contributors to the Pakistan’s current financial crisis. Despite all this, …

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Back to gold?

  The October 1987 New York stock market crisis and the 2008 financial meltdown were controlled as fast as they came. That was in sharp contrast to the 1929-30 depressions that threw the world markets first into convulsions and then into a prolonged state of agony. The keyword separating the two sets of — pre and post World War II — financial crises was “liquidity.” The abolition of fractional reserve …

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Livestock a mainstay of Balochistan’s economy running at a loss

  Being a pastoral economy Balochistan is yet to exploit its tremendous potential in livestock sector. Animals are traditionally kept for meeting household milk and meat needs. Livestock development is linked with poverty alleviation in the province, as its 70 percent population is directly or indirectly involved in livestock rearing activities. The province is rich in livestock resources contributing about 40 percent of Pakistan’s total livestock population. The main consumers …

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Importance of women empowerment

  Considering the role of women throughout the world today, it can be safe to say that change is definitely taking place. Not only do women now have better access to health services and education but jobs too are now being made available for them and with this kind of independence, the voices of women are also being raised in parliament. Empowerment of women, however, has been occurring slowly with …

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Empowering women financially

  Females are often termed weaker gender, mainly because of their body construction and also because of earning lower remuneration. This phenomenon is not unique in Pakistan but prevails throughout the world, even in the developed societies. If one studies Pakistani society few observations are most evident: 1) parents are reluctant in sending their daughters to educational institutions, 2) the general perception is that females should remained confined to their …

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