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Pakistan steel mills — past and present

  Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) is the largest corporate entity owned by the government with production capacity of 5 million tons. Privatization of PSM was initiated under the reign of former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, which was met with controversy. The Supreme Court held the privatization effort as defined process and procedures were not followed. Sale of the country’s largest industrial unit went down the drain whereas the matter was …

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Developing Human Resource

  Some of the Western experts say that the prime reason of Pakistan’s poverty is its huge population. They may have their own reasons to establish their point of view but many local experts completely disagree with this state of mind. Now there is a growing consensus that a population of 200 million people is country’s biggest asset. At present the country has the largest percentage of youth, which is …

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No end of frustration among youth

  There is widespread frustration among Pakistani youth primarily due to majority of young people are facing chronic unemployment and underemployment amid lack of basic facilities in school, colleges and universities. According to the data of United Development Program, 32 percent of Pakistani youth is illiterate, about 10 percent unemployed and merely less than 6 percent have acquired technical skills, moreover, 71 percent of youth does not receive career counseling …

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Custom House Karachi

  Historically, a customs/custom house is a building housing the offices for the government staff that processed the paperwork for the trade of goods into and out of a country while Customs officials also charged customs duty on imported commodities. The house was typically situated near a seaport or in a city on a key river with access to the ocean. These cities performed as a port of entry into …

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The history and significance of Pakistan Day

  The Lahore resolution which is more commonly known as the Pakistan resolution was a political statement, which the Muslim League adopted back in 1940. The three-day session took place between March 22-24 was held to call for Muslim autonomy within British India. The resolution was presented by A. K. Fazlul Huq and was interpreted to be a demand by the Muslim League for a separate nation for the Muslims …

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Pakistan’s resolution endorses strong federating units

  Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had a clear vision of Muslim nationalism in the subcontinent and he presented it in crystal-clear words in his presidential address on the occasion of Pakistan resolution in 1940, when he said: “We are a nation with our own distinctive culture and civilization, language and literature, art and architecture, value and proportion, legal laws and moral codes, customs and calendars, history and tradition, aptitudes and …

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Expo Center in Pakistan

  It is heartening to note that the incumbent government has appointed S. M. Muneer as Chairman of Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP). The business community has reposed confidence in the new chairman, himself a leading exporter of textiles and clothing and leather and leather products besides having interest in other industrial entities. While the TDAP has enormous mandate as regards to boosting Pakistan’s exports, it is necessary to …

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Karachi Expo Center equipped with latest facilities

  Exhibitions make an important contribution to various business sectors globally. The more global a business sector the more significant the role of trade explains in introducing vendors to buyers and ensuring that industry players sustain contact with industry’s growth. Trade explains tend to be a celebration of success with successful firms exhibiting and visiting. These exhibitions do much great result than introduce one person to another of course. We …

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Empowering women in Balochistan

  Pakistan has a poor record when it comes to women’s rights. Under the anti-women practices like wanni or budla-i-sulh, the women are traded like commodity and they are given in forced marriages against their will to settle personal, family or tribal disputes. These practices are widespread in rural areas of Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh province where tribal and feudal system is still very strong even women are …

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CSR: Commitment Or Ritual

  The word CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) seems to have become a talking point in Pakistan’s corporate sector. The members of Board of Directors and senior management often include many items in CSR, which hardly have any relevance with the community they work with of the people employed in the entities. While huge sums are being allocated and spent under CSR, the trickledown effect is often not visible. In this …

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